Introduction to Clinical Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice in Manual Therapy Fall 2014

This course runs October 1, 2014 to December 10, 2014, and registration closes September 15, 2014.


Learners will develop knowledge and skills to search for and appraise research literature to investigate a topic of interest and apply the findings to their practice.

Course Objectives*

By the end of the course, participants will be able to::

  • Describe basic principles of evidence based practice as applied to manual therapy
  • Conduct online literature searches
  • Critically appraise and assess the evidence related to manual therapy in practice
  • Apply specific strategies to improve integration of research evidence in practice
  • Discuss dissemination of research evidence in manual therapy practice

*Each module has specific objectives.


This 10 week online course will focus on the use of evidence-based practice in manual therapy. Individual readings, online discussions and assignments will be used to examine a range of topics focused on finding, appraising and using evidence related to manual therapy in physical therapy practice. Course instruction will be provided by U of T faculty and instructors from the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA. Emphasis will be placed on using relevant emerging manual therapy topics and related research as the basis of the course work. Participants should expect to dedicate approximately 5-8 hours per week to this course. Canadian physical therapists who are members of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association are eligible to register.


Complete our online registration form and submit the required payment.


$725 (on or before August 25, 2014) for registered PTs in CPA Ortho Division (registration closes September 15, 2014).

Refund Policy

No refunds will be provided but registrants may transfer their registration to another participant at no charge.