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Evidence-based practice - PFYZ239C
Title: Evidence-based practice
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0, C [HS]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English, Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. PaedDr. Dagmar Pavlů, CSc.
Teacher(s): doc. PaedDr. Dagmar Pavlů, CSc.
PhDr. Ivana Vláčilová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Evidence-Based Practice represents the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient preferences, which is very important to the field of physiotherapy today. The subject is an intensive program in which several universities participate, which implement study programs in physiotherapy. The intensive program includes lectures on EBP, practical lessons, online meetings and individual student activities as well as work in working groups.
Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (09.10.2023)
Aim of the course -

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and general competencies so that after the completion of the course the students:

  • are able to describe evidence-based physiotherapy and evidence-based practice
  • are able to explain similarities and differences in physiotherapy procedures and practices between different countries, based on national and international physiotherapy recommendations
  • are able to evaluate physiotherapy methods and procedures based on evidence-based knowledge

Last update: Krupková Dominika, Mgr. (09.10.2023)

Fetters, L., Tilson, J. (2018). Evidence Based Physical Therapy (2nd ed.). F.A. Davis Company.

Gawlik K. (2020). Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health & Well-Being Assessment. Springer Pub.

Herbert, R., Jamtvedt, G., Hagen, K.B., Elkins, M.R. (2022) Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (3rd ed.). Elsevier.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (24.10.2023)
Requirements to the exam

Elaboration and presentation of seminar papers

Final verification of knowledge

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (18.10.2023)


  1. Introduction to the Evidence – Based-Physiotherapy
  2. EBP and resource searchers
  3. EBP and McKenzie (MDT)
  4. EBP and spinal cord injuries
  5. Physical therapy treatment for urinary incontinence in neurological patient
  6. Aquatic therapy in Parkinsone disease
  7. EBP and back pain
  8. Neurological standardzeid assessments
  9. Health bebefits of Nordic walking in chronic non-communicable diseases
  10. EBP and older adults home-based physiotherapy
  11. Limits in EBP
  12. EBP in sports



  1. EBP in children with disabilities
  2. EBP, sport and young adults: prevention of sport injuries
  3. EBP and sport injuries 
  4. EBP and Nordic walking
  5. EBP and ergonomics at work
  6. EBP and aquatic therapy
  7. EBP and urinary incontinence
  8. EBP and spinal cord injuries
  9. EBP and back pain
  10. EBP and McKenzie
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (18.10.2023)
Learning resources

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Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (22.05.2024)
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