Evidence based practice provides a framework for integrating evidence into clinical practice.  While these concepts influence individual clinical decision making they are also influencing policy makers and third party payers who are requiring evidence to support specific interventions.  Therefore, it is essential that clinicians understand the basic ideas and also be able to use these models in an easy to apply manner.  This course will review the basic concepts of EBP as well as provide a system by which to apply them into clinical practice in a meaningful way.

 Level of Instruction:  Introduction

Course Objectives

  • Identify the three pillars of evidence based practice.
  • Identify the steps involved in applying evidence based practice
  • Formulate a clinical question to assist in searching for evidence
  • Identify 3 primary questions and their associated research designs.
  • Identify an efficient mechanism to search and keep up with current research.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction: -pillars of EBP -What EBP is and what it is not
  • Steps to EBP: -questions & searches -appraisal -application & evaluation
  • Clinical Questions: -foreground -background
  • Research Designs: -diagnosis -prognosis -treatment
  • Searching the literature: -pull strategies -push strategies
  • Q/A Session and Adjourn



William J. Hanney, PT, PhD, ATC/L, CSCS, MTC  is a clinician, researcher and educator who currently serves as an instructor at the University of  Central Florida School of Physical Therapy where he teaches and     conducts clinical research.  Additionally, he maintains a clinical practice at Brooks Rehabilitation.  Dr. Hanney earned his undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida for studies in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and his Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.  He recently earned a Ph.D. at Nova Southeastern University with research interests in the treatment of cervicogenic pain.  His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of orthopedic conditions with a special interest in core stabilization and muscular control.  He is an experienced educator, clinician and author having presented/published nationally in the areas of biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports medicine.  Dr Hanney maintains involvement in the APTA, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, The   American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and the National Athletic Trainers Association.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49
Early Bird Rate: $31.20
Deadline: April 25th
Discount Code: EARLY


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