Being an evidence based OT isn't easy. Even when the evidence is staring you in the face it can be hard to know what direction to take. Sometimes it’s straight-forward, but most of the time it’s a real mess to sort out. In some cases, what you’ve been using successfully for years doesn’t seem to show in the literature. What the hell is going on?
Well, making choices on evidence based practice related to OT interventions requires more than simply reading the evidence. Our practices are intimately connected to both who you are as an clinician (you background, skills, interests, etc..) and who the patient is (wants, needs, etc..). Proving if something works or doesn’t is only part of the picture.
To highlight this conundrum, we’ve chosen to take a look at Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) this week.