Thesis (D.A.T., Movement & Leisure Sciences) -- University of Idaho, 2016 | A dissertation of clinical practice improvement (DoCPI) is a compilation of the DAT student’s scholarly works, philosophies, patient outcomes, and original research, all of which highlights the personal, professional, and clinical growth of the advanced practitioner. This DoCPI begins with a narrative reflection of clinical practice and development of a Plan of Advanced Practice (PoAP). The PoAP involves reflecting on my individualized strengths and weaknesses, developing focus areas, and outlining a plan for achieving growth in each focus area. The DoCPI also contains a summary and assessment of patient outcomes for the purpose of highlighting my growth in clinical decision-making and implementation of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Furthermore, my knowledge of chronic lower extremity conditions, and ability to review, assess, and critique the literature is demonstrated in the Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) on the topic of hamstring tightness. Lastly, the DoCPI will include a manuscript focused on the evaluation and treatment of hamstring tightness from a RI approach. Therefore, the DoCPI is evidence of my personal, scholarly, and clinical growth in chosen areas of advanced practice through a compilation of written works.