Founded in 1923, Physiotherapy Canada meets the diverse needs of national and international readers and serves as a key repository of inquiries, evidence and advances in the practice of physiotherapy.
Recognized as one of the top five evidence-based journals of physiotherapy worldwide, Physiotherapy Canada publishes the results of qualitative and quantitative research including systematic reviews, meta analyses, meta syntheses, public/health policy research, clinical practice guidelines, and case reports. Key messages, clinical commentaries, brief reports and book reviews support knowledge translation to clinical practice.
In addition to delivering authoritative, original scientific articles and reports of significant clinical studies, Physiotherapy Canada's editorials and abstracts are presented in both English and French, expanding the journal's reach nationally and internationally. Key messages form an integral part of each research article, providing a succinct summary for readers of all levels. This approach also allows readers to quickly get a feel for 'what is already known' and 'what this study adds to' the subject.
Clinician's commentaries for key articles assist in bridging research and practice by discussing the article's impact at the clinical level. The journal also features special themed series which bring readers up to date research supporting evidence-informed practice.
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is the national professional association representing almost 14, 000 members distributed throughout all provinces and territories. CPA's mission is to provide leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, foster excellence in practice, education and research, and promote high standards of health in Canada.