Disease-specific knowledge and clinical skills required by community-based physiotherapists to co-manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis Care & Research , 05/09/2012

To effectively manage rheumatoid arthritis (RA), community–based physiotherapists require excellent communication skills and disease–specific knowledge, including understanding the role of the multi–disciplinary team and the principles of early referral and chronic disease management and monitoring. Physiotherapists identified a need for professional development (PD) to develop these skills.

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