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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25250

Title: Do the manual and manipulative therapy continuing education courses meet the learning needs of physiotherapists across Canada?
Authors: Zettel, Micaela
Karam, Joelle
Green, Kristin
Carter, Daniel
Lam, Felicity
Advisor: Yeung, Euson
Evans, Catherine
Department: Physical Therapy
Keywords: continuing education
manual therapy
physiotherapy
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Purpose: To determine the perspectives of physiotherapists (PTs) registered in the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association manual and manipulative therapy continuing education (CE) courses on the mode of course delivery, accessibility, structure, and quality of instruction. Methods: Subjects include PTs enrolled in manual and manipulative therapy CE courses across Canada between January and June 2009. A web-based survey was distributed via electronic mail to course participants upon completion of the course. Results: A response rate of 37% was achieved. The most desired change was to incorporate CD/DVD-ROM as a supplement to the delivery of the theoretical component of the courses and disagreed with the use of any alternative modes of delivery for the practical component. Study participants are satisfied with the current course schedule and quality of instruction. Conclusions: The current manual and manipulative therapy CE curriculum is meeting the learning needs of PTs across Canada. The use of CD/DVD-ROM is preferred to supplement the theory component and video demonstrations as a reference for practicing new skills. Further research is needed to explore the potential use of alternative modes of delivery for PTs in remote areas to determine whether it is a viable option for these courses.
Description: Affiliated institutions include: University of Toronto (C. Evans, E. Yeung)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25250
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