Updated: Mar 4, 2020
Is finding time to read journal articles difficult?
If you do find it difficult, then time isn’t the only barrier. You are probably out of the habit of searching, reading and understanding them too. You also probably lack the motivation to take 20 minutes of your day to research.
Does this sound familiar to you?
When I was in clinical practice I also found it difficult to overcome these barriers, particularly when I thought that my time could be better spent elsewhere. Time is money, right?
So, what if I told you that by reading journal articles you could actually save you time through being more efficient with your patients and only applying assessments and treatments that have been scientifically shown to work - makes sense doesn't it?
It always make me curious when I see clinicians continuing to assess and treat in the same way, even though the literature is indicating that there is no strong scientific evidence for that approach.
That is why I wanted to transfer the power to you, the clinician.
The 10 Day Article Challenge allows you to afford yourself the time to read one journal article per day for 10 consecutive days on topics where you want to improve.
You can start this at any time !
'Reading journal articles you could actually save you time!'
For me, it is always rewarding when other clinicians can make substantial changes to the way that they think and work based upon taking control of their learning and clinical practice.
So.. what does it involve?
You will be glad to know that there are no sign ups, no forms, no passing on of your details. All you need to do to be part of the 10 Day Article Challenge is to simply read an article, post the title of the article that you have read onto your social media account (Twitter or Instagram) and use the #SportsTherapyCommunity. Other practitioners taking part will post their articles too and hopefully this will inspire you to continue to post for the entire 10 days.
What will you gain?
You will hopefully read journal articles which are useful to you and will inform your practice.
You will be able to view what other practitioners are currently reading and potentially read those articles in the future.
You may be inspired to follow other practitioners on social media and visa versa.
You could reflect upon the articles and inform your continuous professional development.
I hope that you will take the time to complete this challenge to help you develop as a practitioner.
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If you are interested in The Online Sports Therapy Community then click here.
Yours in sport,