Alex Scott as a guest editor of a special issue on manual therapy calling for papers


Physiotherapy Canada Special Series
Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy
Guest Editors: Alex Scott, Bill Vicenzino

Physiotherapy has traditionally been a hands-on profession, in which therapists use their in depth knowledge of the neuromusculoskeletal system to effect positive change on patients with acute and chronic injury or pain states. Physiotherapists typically employ manual techniques within the context of a scientifically based, exercise-oriented, function-gaining approach. An impressive body of evidence has grown up supporting the orthpopaedic manipulative therapy approach for a variety of conditions commonly seen by PTs. Numerous professional and academic organizations around the world are contributing to a global effort to systematize, evolve, and translate this body of knowledge. In order for this branch of physiotherapy to meet its full potential to benefit clients and patients, it requires ongoing review, integration, and addressing of gaps in the knowledge base.

Over the next year, Physiotherapy Canada will be running a special series of articles on Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy, with the goal of sharing current practices, exploring innovations, and highlighting excellence. Articles of the following types will be considered – quantitative or qualitative research including original data, systematic reviews, brief reports, case reports, and evidence-based practice articles.

Submissions are requested now and throughout 2017, for publication in 2017 through 2018.

All submissions must follow the journal’s author guidelines and must be submitted to our online peer-review system, PRESTO. You can find the guidelines at To submit to PRESTO, please visit

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