Knowledge Translation: Applying Research Every Day In Clinical Practice

Description:  In this webinar a clinical framework for knowledge translation and its application to rehabilitation settings will be discussed. In addition, feasible implementation strategies that can facilitate the translation of evidence into practice will be presented with examples. Examples will include the implementation of innovative technologies into clinical practice and techniques for spreading and sustaining best practices.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the knowledge to action cycle framework for knowledge translation
  • Compare different ways to implement change using implementation planning frameworks and evidence-based implementation strategies.
  • Discuss how the knowledge to action cycle can be applied to (1) novel research into practice and (2) implementing established practice guidelines.

Instructor:  Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 3: Professional Issues – Contemporary Issues and Trends.

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours has approved this course.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the California and New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been retroactively approved for 1.5 Contact Hours on 2/9/2024. 

Speech-Language Pathology


This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).


Financial: Receives a salary from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Receives grants from Parkinson’s Foundation, Davis Phinney Foundation, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy, and NIDILRR

Non-Financial: Professional Relationships with: Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy: Co-Chair of Health  Promotion and Wellness Task Force; Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy: Evidence Based Documents Advisory Committee Member; American Physical Therapy Association: PD Clinical Practice Guideline Development Group


Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists