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Physical Therapy - Dallas

Physical therapy research guide for TWU Dallas students, faculty, and staff.

What is Evidence Based Practice?

There are a lot of different definitions regarding what EBP is, simply put it is a combination of:

  • scientific research
  • clinical expertise 
  • patient preferences.

Venn diagram of evidence based practice

Evidence based practice combines hard objective research with clinician expertise and patient preference creating a holistic method of treatment greater than the sum of its parts. As new scientific studies discover better treatments, this model represents an evolving and ever improving way to improve practice methods and approaches to patient care.