An Alternative Approach to Athletic Injuries and Shift in Clinical Practice Philosophy: A Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement
Thesis (D.A.T., Movement & Leisure Sciences) -- University of Idaho, 2016 | This Dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement (DoCPI) is both the culmination and summation of the clinical development required for achieving advanced practice in athletic training. The DoCPI is the final analysis of all aspects of clinical practice as developed during the Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) program at the University of Idaho (UI). The DAT program at UI has not only influenced my clinical practice philosophy, my values as a clinician, but my sense of self and view of the world around us. This DoCPI will present reflections on clinical practice development, highlight independent research, present patient outcomes, and conclude with the complete literature review and manuscript for a high-impact, multi-site, randomized sham-controlled trial for the treatment of meniscal tears as a demonstration of the clinical practice growth necessary for advanced practice.