Clinical reasoning refers to the process in which practitioners, interacting with their patients,
structure meaning, goals, and health management strategies based on clinical data,
patient/client choices, and professional judgement and knowledge” (Higgs & Jones, 2000, p.
11). Recent literature in physiotherapy and other allied health professions describes clinical
reasoning as moving between cognitive and decision-making processes required to optimally
diagnose and manage impairment and physical disabilities (hypothetic-deductive), and those
required to understand and engage with patients’ experience of disabilities and impairments
|Date of Award||Mar 2010|