Collaborative decision making and development of best evidence apps

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Collaborative decision making and development of best evidence apps

The growth of technology and science has profound implications for the practicing physiotherapist specializing in the treatment of patients with neurological deficits. This presentation highlights some of the advances made in fostering these advances within the United States and how they are entering our educational and clinical arenas. Among the discussion points are the creation of the Physical Therapy and Society Summit (PASS) and one of its outcomes, Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology (FiRST Initiative) and how the latter made its way into a curriculum. We present the history and genesis of an app for upper extremity stroke rehabilitation as a forerunner of instantaneous information assimilation, a concept that will be demanded of tomorrow’s therapist, consumers and insurers.