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5 phenomenal sources of knowledge for physiotherapists and kinesiotherapists

Can you get free education?

After graduating from the Faculty of physiotherapy or kinesitherapy, most of us are sentenced to self-education without which it is simply impossible to progress in career. 

Self-education for the most part includes attending courses of individual techniques and eventually reading books for those who have a little more will. 

Is it possible to use free knowledge bases and get proper education?

Do we, as therapists, have to pay for every specific knowledge? 

Some professional and demanding techniques, such as spinal manipulation techniques or Dry needling, you simply have to pay to learn them properly.

But on basic things such as anatomy, kinesiology, the latest scientific research, biomechanics, general knowledge of the human body and many others in most cases you don't have to spend a cent on it

In the rest of this blog we will bring you 4 free sources of knowledge and 1 that you need to pay small amount of money, that have helped us to become a much better quality rehab experts !

Sources of knowledge for physiotherapists

Pedro or Physiotherapy Evidence Database is an Australian database containing a large amount of randomised trials, clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews in the fields of physical therapy, kinesitherapy and medicine. 

Pressing the "BROWSE" option will get you filtered research from certain branches of physical therapy, medicine and rehabilitation in general such as: 

  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Chronic pain 
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • and numerous others…
 
This is a source that we personally use regularly and you can also visit their website, and subscribe to branches that you are interested in and she latest scientific research will come to your E-mail every month from the selected branches. 

We can't recommend enough this FREE online education! 

This is the education from which we personally learned anatomy better than with the 3 years of the University! 

Education is completely online and it is lead by Harvard professor who teaches anatomy, radiology and neurobiology! 

Education as a rule lasts 7 weeks but since it's online, you can go through it much more freely than if it were live course. Of course, there is a need for knowledge of the English language as education is in the same. 

What will you learn through education?

  • Detailed anatomy of the locomotor system
  • Histology of the locomotor system
  • The basic concepts of Radiology
  • How to recognize 5 common injuries
  • What the human body looks like inside
 
Note: part of this online course contains the cutting of a corpse which can significantly help you to understand and improve your knowledge of the anatomy of the human body. We would highly recommend that everyone goes through that part, but if you have sensitivity to such scenes, be careful. 

Physiopedia is a Wikipedia for physical therapy and rehabilitation. This website is the largest source of online rehabilitation knowledge and is used by rehabilitation professionals around the world. 

What can you learn in Physiopedia?

  • Detailed information about the specific diagnoses that you are dealing with
  • New knowledge in the field of rehabilitation and medicine
  • How to perform a diagnostic tests
  • Anatomy of the locomotor system
  • A look at specific cases 
  • The most effective interventions for certain diagnoses 
  • and numerous others…
 
Physiopedia also has a mobile app that can serve as a very good reminder for anatomy, diagnostics and targeted treatment in your office.  

Born To Walk is a book that phenomenally explains biomechanics the human walk and the process of evolution of the same. 

Author James Earls explores the mystery of our evolution and describes the mechanisms that allow us to be effective in bipedal gait

Looking at the whole body as an interconnected unit, Earls explains how we can achieve maximum efficiency of our walk and by that way to solve a good amount of problems in the locomotor system. 

This book is the basis for understanding the biomechanics of gait and the biomechanics of a human in general and we highly recommend it to all experts dealing with the human movement.  

If you have been following us for a while or have read a few of our blog posts, you will realize that our main objective is to promote quality, practical and scientifically proven knowledge in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation

We are systematically working to make the professions of physiotherapy, kinesitherapy and medicine of better quality in Croatia, former Yugoslavia and ultimately in the world. 

We believe that we have already become one of the main destinations for quality information in the field of physical therapy, rehabilitation and medicine and we will try to be even better in the future. 

To learn more from us download Free guide for rehabilitation professionals and automatically subscribe to our email list to always have the latest information from the world of physical therapy, rehabilitation and medicine. 

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Bsc. PT. Toni Marić

Toni is bacc. physical therapist and the owner of the Ad Sacrum clinic who has been treating top athletes for years and also teaches at the Dry needling courses for physiotherapists.

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