When we began in 2004, evidence-based practice (EBP) within the physical therapy (PT) profession had just been introduced as a supplement to clinical practice. Clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh and Washington University in St. Louis pioneered the movement, insisting that PT deserved greater consideration in the medical continuum of care. Achieving that aim meant a greater focus on teaching, research, and practice, providing solid evidence of the value of PT.
In our first couple of years, we offered a limited set of traditional continuing education courses. By 2007, we’d expanded, adding more seasoned professionals, and joining with other PT practices around the country to offer guidance on how to position themselves as EBP experts in their markets.
That growth continues into 2020 as we merge with our partners at the International Spine and Pain Institute, KinetaCore, and NeuroRecovery Training Institute, to offer a wide range of health care education topics, and adding new, relevant programs all the time to fit the ever-evolving health care market.
While the physical therapy profession continues to be at the heart of what we do, our offerings have expanded to include educational topics and specialty certifications for a variety of health care professions. Wherever health care goes next, EIM will be there, reimagining health care education so we can provide lifelong learning opportunities to health care professionals who humanize patient care and transform their communities.