By the Exercise Geeks
When contemplating evidence-based practice – regardless of whether it’s a physical therapy or strength and conditioning setting – we always reference the principles set forth by Dr. David Sackett. The late Canadian-American medical doctor was a pioneer in the field of evidence-based medicine. He deconstructed the practice into a triad of factors:
- Collect and appraise the best available clinical evidence.
- Integrate this evidence with clinical expertise.
- Apply this evidence in the context of patient/client values and expectations.
To better understand the role of each factor in the decision-making process, let’s dive deeper into each one individually.