Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice, 2nd Edition

Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice

2nd Edition

By Gail M. Jensen, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Creighton University, Omaha, NE; Jan M. Gwyer, PhD, PT, Department of Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC; Laurita M. Hack, PhD, MBA, DPT, FAPTA, Department of Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; and Katherine F. Shepard, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor and Director of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Professionals, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Part I. Studying Expertise: Purpose, Concepts, and Tools

1. Professional Life: Issues of Health Care, Education, and Development

2. Understanding Expertise: Connecting Research and Theory to Physical Therapy

3. Methods for Exploring Expertise


Part II. Portraits of Expertise in Physical Therapy

4. Expert Practice in Pediatrics: When Work is Play

5. Expert Practice in Geriatrics: You?re Never Too Old

6. Experienced Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation: Experts in the Making

7. Expert Practice in Orthopedics: Competence, Collaboration, and Compassion

8. Expert Practice in Physical Therapy

9. Postscript: The Voices of our Experts - Ten Years Later


Part III. Lessons Learned and Applied

10. Expert Practice and Clinical Outcomes

11. Clinical Reasoning and Expert Practice

12. Situated Expertise: The Wisdom of Practice in a Transdisciplinary Rehabilitation Clinic

13. Implications for Practice: Applying the Dimensions of Expertise for Staff Professional Development


Part IV. Pursuing Expertise in Physical Therapy

14. Inquiry into Expertise: Future Directions

15. Implications for Doctoral Level Education in Physical Therapy

16. Implications for Practice and Professional Development


Appendix: Data Collection Tools