Physiotherapy Canada

Edited by Dina Brooks

Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1708-8313 | ISSN 0300-0508

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Physiotherapy Canada is the official, scholarly, refereed journal of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), giving direction to excellence in clinical science and reasoning, knowledge translation, therapeutic skills and patient-centred care.

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.

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 15,000 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.

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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. PTC is available in print and online.

Physiotherapy Canada

Edited by Dina Brooks

Published Quarterly | E-ISSN 1708-8313 | ISSN 0300-0508

This Journal is online at:

PTC Online

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Physiotherapy Canada is the official, scholarly, refereed journal of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), giving direction to excellence in clinical science and reasoning, knowledge translation, therapeutic skills and patient-centred care.

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.

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 15,000 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.

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  • Editorial board

    Scientific Editor

    Dina Brooks, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Toronto
    160-500 University Avenue

    Toronto, ON M5G 1V7 Canada
    E-mail: dina.brooks@utoronto.ca E-mail: editor@physiotherapy.ca

    Editorial Office

    University of Toronto Press - Journals Division
    5201 Dufferin Street
    North York, ON M3H 5T8 Canada
    Tel: 416-667-7810
    Fax: 416-667-7881
    E-mail: ptc@utpress.utoronto.ca

    Editorial Coordinator

    Sandra Gautreau
    University of Toronto Press - Journals Division
    5201 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, ON M3H 5T8 Canada
    Tel: 416-667-7777 ext 7787
    Fax: 416-667-7881
    E-mail: sgautreau@utpress.utoronto.ca

    Associate Editors

    Denise Connelly
    Western University

    Isabelle Gagnon
    McGill University

    Jayne Garland
    University of British Columbia

    Michael Hunt
    University of British Columbia

    Marilyn MacKay-Lyons
    Dalhousie University

    Stephanie Nixon
    University of Toronto

    Christine Novak
    University of Toronto

    Tom Overend
    Western University

    Marco Pang
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Didier Saey
    Université Laval

    Alex Scott
    University of British Columbia

    2018 Editorial Board Affiliation/Competing Interest Statements

    D. Brooks has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Lung Association.

    D. Connelly has received research support from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada.

    I. Gagnon has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation.

    J. Garland has received research support from the Natural Sciences and Research Engineering Council of Canada.

    B. Gibson has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

    M. Hunt has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, The Arthritis Society, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

    M. MacKay-Lyons has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Stroke Network and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation.

    S. Nixon has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention, Connaught Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, Ontario HIV Treatment Network and University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Fund.

    C. Novak is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hand Surgery and HAND.

    T. Overend has received research support from The Kidney Foundation of Canada and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.

    M. Pang has received research support from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Research Grants Council.

    D. Saey has received research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Réseau en santé respiratoire du Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec, Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation and the Canadian Lung Association.

    A. Scott has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the William Harvey Research Institute, the British Columbia Knowledge Develoment Fund, the UBC Chan Gunn IMS / Neuropathic Pain Research Fund and the Physical Medicine Research Foundation.

    International Advisory Board

    Rik Gosselink
    KU Leuven, Belgium

    Karen Grimmer-Somers
    University of South Australia, Australia

    Meg Morris
    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Kenneth Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch, United States

    Carol Richards
    Université Laval, Canada

    Peter Rosenbaum
    McMaster University, Canada

    Julius Sim
    Keele University, United Kingdom

  • Open Access Policy

    In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, Physiotherapy Canada has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy. There are two open access options allowed by the Tri-Agency, green and gold:

    Green Open Access
    Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.

    Gold Open Access,
    At publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our primary platform, utpjournals.press. The Author Publication Charge is $3,000.

  • Abstracting and indexing

  • Advertising

    The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) will have the sole discretion for determining the types of advertising that will be accepted and displayed. Under no circumstances will CPA’s acceptance of an advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) advertised or the company that manufactures it. CPA reserves the right to discontinue advertising at any time and will refund the balance outstanding related to payments for future advertising. Previous acceptance of an advertiser under these guidelines does not guarantee continued acceptance. Advertisements are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    The appearance of advertisements in the journal is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised, or of their effectiveness, quality, or safety. The Publisher and Canadian Physiotherapy Association disclaim any responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements. Acceptance of or the publishing of advertisements does not imply endorsement by Physiotherapy Canada or by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

    For production schedules and advertising rates, contact advertising@physiotherapy.ca.

  • Author resources

    PHYSIOTHERAPY CANADA INTRODUCES VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

    Scientific Editor Dina Brooks is pleased to announce that Physiotherapy Canada Online now hosts video files as supplementary material alongside your publication to encourage further exploration and research. A video introduction can be found at the link below along with instructions and technical details on how to submit and upload video files.

    Video Submission Guidelines

    Dina’s Video Introduction

    Physiotherapy Canada now accepts video supplements for

    • Guest Editorials
    • Exercise Program (example of intervention or measurement)
    • Clinical Commentaries
    • Book Reviews

    Physiotherapy Canada is seeking video submissions upon initial submission of the content outlined above and must follow the journal’s guidelines for videos. When you are ready, please upload your video to Dropbox. If you have questions about video you are working on or require more detail, please contact Editorial Coordinator Sandra Gautreau at sgautreau@utpress.utoronto.ca.

    Submitting to Physiotherapy Canada

    All Physiotherapy Canada submissions, reviews, and editorial work is done through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

    If you are a new contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ptc and select “register here” to create a new account. You will be asked to fill in a brief contributor form. Be sure to click the “finish” button to save your data. You will then be able to log in, using the username and password you created, and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

    If you are a returning contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ptc and follow the prompts to log in.

    If you previously held an account on PRESTO, you will need to reset your password before logging in for the first time on ScholarOne. To do so, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/ptc and enter your e-mail address in the “Password help” box and press “go” only once. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password. Once the password has been reset, you will be able to log in and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

    For technical support, please visit http://mchelp.manuscriptcentral.com/gethelpnow/.

    At the time of submission, all authors must complete the Author Disclosure Form and have anyone acknowledged in the article sign the Permission to Acknowledge Form and upload it to the file upload page of the submission process. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Editorial Coordinator Sandra Gautreau at sgautreau@utpress.utoronto.ca.

    Before submitting an article to Physiotherapy Canada, please review and format your submission in accordance with the Submission Guidelines

    Articles must be submitted with the appropriate reporting checklist as per the Submission Guidelines. Click here to view the Reporting Guidelines

    For guidance on reviewing a manuscript, please refer to the Reviewer Guidelines

    For guidance on reviewing a qualitative manuscript, please refer to the Qualitative Manuscript Guidelines

    For guidance on reviewing a book, please refer to the Book Review Guidelines

    For assistance with your electronic submission to the journal, please contact: sgautreau@utpress.utoronto.ca or call the Physiotherapy Canada Editorial Coordinator during office hours (8am-4pm ET) at 1 (416) 667-7777 ext 7787.

  • Permission information

    Permissions Inquiries
    University of Toronto Press
    5201 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, ON M3H 5T8 Canada
    Tel: (416) 667–7777 ext:7762
    Fax: (416) 667–7881
    Email: journal.permissions@utpress.utoronto.ca