Thesis (D.A.T., Movement & Leisure Sciences) -- University of Idaho, 2016 | A Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement (DoCPI) is a comprehensive document detailing the evolution of a scholarly practitioner and progression towards advanced practice. The DoCPI will include a Plan of Advanced Practice (PoAP) which discloses the development of the clinician and provides the outline for attaining advanced practice in chosen areas of focus. The PoAP details professional philosophies, personal clinical reflection, and patient care. The DoCPI will also include a summary and analysis of collected patient care outcomes from clinical practice and residency findings, depicting improvement in clinical practice, development of advanced clinical skill, and advancement of clinical reasoning and competence. The inclusion of a literature review on etiology, classification, causative factors, and common treatments for tendon disorders serves to demonstrate foundational knowledge of a focus area. Finally, evidence of advanced clinical practice and scholarly development is provided included research products.