March 15, 2011
JOSPT PERSPECTIVES FOR PATIENTS offers clinicians and patients a credible source of new information derived from a published article and explains how it affects patient care. Perspectives for Patients is written for the lay person, and consists of 3 main sections-a summary of the pathology or healthcare condition addressed in the research, new insights from the published study, and practical advice the patient can use-accompanied by 1 or more illustrations.
Designed and written through a collaboration of the Journal's editors and staff in an effort to best translate research into practical information for both clinicians and patients, Perspectives for Patients is a public service of JOSPT. This single-page feature makes clear that the information and recommendations presented are intended as a guide only and are not a substitute for seeking proper advice for health conditions.
JOSPT Perspectives for Patients may be photocopied noncommercially by physical therapists and other healthcare providers to share with patients.