• PTNow Changes
    JAN 23, 2014

    Introducing The PTNow Blog

    PTNow Staff

    Today PTNow launches the PTNow Blog—what we hope will become your personal conversation with evidence-informed practice.

    The PTNow Editorial Board and staff continue to work on (1) corralling the best evidence resources under one "roof" at PTNow.org and (2) synthesizing new knowledge so that you can get what you need fast.

    Information is good; synthesis is better. But that's not the whole story, is it? How do you best "move" that synthesis into what you do for your patient? How do you keep up with the latest strategies? How do you engage your clinic colleagues in actually making changes to practice? What do you do when there's only "low-level" evidence? How are physical therapists across specialty areas dealing with these issues? Across the world?

    That's where this blog comes in.

    It takes a while for evidence to be synthesized, so this blog also will try to reduce some of the time lag by sharing pieces of synthesis more quickly.

    Posts will vary in length, style, and tone—we'll be experimenting, and you'll tell us what you like and don't like.

    Initially, posts will be developed by PTNow staff with the Editorial Board and other volunteers. But by the end of the year, our goal is to have several regular physical therapist contributors writing in this space.

    We know you're out there.

    We'll start with approximately 1 post per week and adjust from there. Please take time to read these posts and provide your feedback in the comments section, or e-mail us at ptnow@apta.org.