Pre-Conference II: Physical Therapy: How Strong isThe Evidence You Use in Clinical Practice?
Lecture 1: Critical Appraisal of Literature
Corine Visscher, PT, MSc, PhD, CCTT
Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
SYNOPSIS: As physical therapy leaders in Orofacial Pain, we are expected to be informed on current developments in research, and translate the relevant outcomes to our clinical practice. The morning session of this preconference workshop is designed as a dynamic lecture to update your skills to critically appraise the literature.
• Know which quality assessment tools are relevant for quality assessment of clinical studies
• Have improved their skills to critically appraise scientific literature.
Meet our outstanding presenter. Dr. Corine M. Visscher is a physical therapist and epidemiologist and holds a position as associate professor at the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), the Netherlands. Her research and clinical interests have focused on chronic pain patients and TMD diagnostics. Her latest research concerns a twin-study to the genetic aspects of the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
At the ACTA, she works in a multidisciplinary team, that consistsof specialized dentists, physical therapists and a psychologist. She graduated in1994 as a physical therapist at Polytechnics Amsterdam, Faculty of Healthcare,Department of Physical Therapy. In 2000, she obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam,the Netherlands. In 2005, she received her Master degree in epidemiology at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.
Dr. Visscher published over 35 papers in national and international journals such as Pain, Clinical Journal of Pain, European Journal of Oral Science, and Journal of OrofacialPain. She is one of the authors of the latest edition of the guidelines of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), and is a member of the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT). In addition, she is involved in the International Consensus Workshop that aims to provide a revised version of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDCTMD).