Knowledge Translation

Featured Guest(s)
Marsha Lawrence, PT, CHT

Marsha Lawrence has been a PT for over 40 years, a CHT since 1991 and earned her DPT in 2019. She has practiced hand rehabilitation in a variety of settings on the East Coast and in the Midwest. She served on ASHT’s Board of Directors as the Practice Division Director and as a Board Member at-Large. She presently serves as the Practice Affairs Coordinator for the APTA Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity, their Chief Delegate to the APTA’s House of Delegates, the Federal Affairs Liaison for the Academy, serves on APTA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee and on the Board of Directors for the American Hand Therapy Foundation.



Mia Erickson, Pt, CHT, EdD

Mia Erickson, PT, CHT, EdD is a Professor and the Assistant Director of the Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She has been practicing in the field of hand therapy for 24 years and has taught upper extremity content to hundreds of entry-level students and practicing therapists. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from West Virginia University and a physical therapy degree from the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Erickson has also published over 20 peer-reviewed articles including the Clinical Practice Guideline on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome published in 2019. Dr. Erickson has provided numerous lectures on evidence-based rehabilitation and other topics related to translating research evidence into clinical practice at the national level. She is a 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and a 2022 recipient of an Outstanding Service Award from the Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy of the APTA. Dr. Erickson is a member of the publications committee for the IFSHT.

Podcast Episode Description

On this episode of Hands in Motion, we are joined by Mia Erickson, PT, CHT, EdD and Marsha Lawrence, PT, DPT, CHT to discuss knowledge translation. We discuss what it is, how it is different from evidence-based practice and how it currently and will continue to affect treatment in hand and upper extremity therapy. 

Reference Links


1.  AAOS Quality Programs and Guidelines:

1.  AOTA Evidence Based Practice Resources (includes systematic reviews, critically appraised topics, practice guidelines, evidence infographics): AOTA EBP Resources

2.  APTA Clinical Practice Guidelines: List of published CPG's

3. APTA Evidence Based Practice Resources: (includes tests and measures, clinical summaries, interventions and link to CPG’s in progress)  APTA EBP Resources

4.  Choose Wisely: Choose Wisely Clinician List

5.  Choose Wisely: Choose Wisely patient list

6. ECRI Guidelines Trust:

7. JOSPT Published CPG list:

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