A school-based physiotherapy service delivery model
Could physiotherapists implement collaborative tiered services in primary schools to promote children’s physical functioning and health? A Quebec-based feasibility study grounded in an international consensus-based approach
This project consisted of the development of a collaborative tiered school-based physiotherapy model via an international consensus-based approach and determining the feasibility of implementing the developed model in Quebec.
The objectives of this project are to:
Identify the guiding principles of a collaborative tiered school-based physiotherapy model
Provide some examples of interventions that could be provided in a collaborative tiered school-based physiotherapy model
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the developed model, as well as the available opportunities to implement it in the current practice, and potential barriers to implementation.
Determine the feasibility of implementing a collaborative tiered school-based physiotherapy model in Quebec
Assess the satisfaction of children, families, and school-based stakeholders with the collaborative tiered school-based physiotherapy model
This project will be completed in three stages:
Stage 1: We will identify the core attributes (guiding principles) of the model and will determine some exemples of tiered physiotherapy interventions via a consus-based consultation of international experts.
Stage 2: We will conduct focus group discussions with international experts in school-based physiotherapy to analyze the model using an approach that aims to identify Strenghts, Weaknessess, Opportunities and Threats.
Stage 3: We will determine the feasibility of implementing the model in one primary school in Quebec using an experimental study design.
The recruitment of school-based physiotherapy experts is complete for this project. Thank you to all the participants.
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