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Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Volume 2016, Article ID 9051378, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9051378
Research Article

Shouldering the Burden of Evidence-Based Practice: The Experiences of Physiotherapists Partaking in a Community of Practice

1Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
2Department of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, UK
3Musculoskeletal Services, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, London SW1E 6QP, UK

Received 24 September 2015; Accepted 30 December 2015

Academic Editor: Keh-chung Lin

Copyright © 2016 Karen McCreesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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