PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of jathtrainLink to Publisher's site
 
J Athl Train. 1995 September; 30(3): 261–264.
PMCID: PMC1317873

Improving Rehabilitation Effectiveness by Enhancing the Creative Process

William A. Pitney, MS, ATC
William A. Pitney is Instructor at Department of Physical Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.
Edwin E. Bunton, MS, ATC, CSCS

Abstract

Creativity is a tacit component of a rehabilitation program that must be exercised by a clinician to avoid stagnation of rehabilitative innovation. Enhancing creativity can improve rehabilitation effectiveness but requires a conscious effort on the part of a clinician. There are many components to encouraging the creative process, but few authors have grouped them into a single step-by-step process. The authors of this paper have developed the CLEAR method to enhancing creativity. This method represents a summation of various strategies offered in the literature and comprises five steps: 1) challenging old routines, 2) learning new attitudes, 3) enlisting idea-generation exercises, 4) assessing the new idea for safety, and 5) revising the idea so that it is safe and suitable for rehabilitation.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.3M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Images in this article

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Bunton EE, Pitney WA, Cappaert TA, Kane AW. The role of limb torque, muscle action and proprioception during closed kinetic chain rehabilitation of the lower extremity. J Athl Train. 1993 Spring;28(1):10–20. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Cournoyer PR. The nursing shortage: dynamics and solutions. The art of creative solutions. Nurs Clin North Am. 1990 Sep;25(3):581–586. [PubMed]
  • Cunningham M. Putting creativity into practice. Oncol Nurs Forum. 1989 Jul-Aug;16(4):499–505. [PubMed]
  • Ferguson LM. Teaching for creativity. Nurse Educ. 1992 Jan-Feb;17(1):16–19. [PubMed]
  • Grainger RD. Ways to nurture your creativity. Am J Nurs. 1991 Jan;91(1):14–17. [PubMed]
  • Manfredi C, DeRestie S. Why creativity in nursing? Nurs Forum. 1981;20(2):175–182. [PubMed]
  • Markey KL. Functional rehabilitation of the cruciate-deficient knee. Sports Med. 1991 Dec;12(6):407–417. [PubMed]
  • May BJ, Newman J. Developing competence in problem solving. A behavioral model. Phys Ther. 1980 Sep;60(9):1140–1145. [PubMed]
  • McMillan WI. 10 steps to creativity. Nurs Success Today. 1985 Mar;2(3):14–15. [PubMed]
  • Pesut DJ. Self-perceived creativity of practicing registered nurses. J Contin Educ Nurs. 1988 May-Jun;19(3):100–102. [PubMed]
  • Pitney WA, Bunton EE. The integrated dynamic exercise advancement system technique for progressing functional closed kinetic chain rehabilitation programs. J Athl Train. 1994 Dec;29(4):297–300. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Sullivan EJ. Critical thinking, creativity, clinical performance, and achievement in RN students. Nurse Educ. 1987 Mar-Apr;12(2):12–16. [PubMed]
  • Wallace LA. Ron Peyton Award Lecture. Quality, service, and innovation--the signature of a practice. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1993 Jun;17(6):318–319. [PubMed]

Articles from Journal of Athletic Training are provided here courtesy of National Athletic Trainers Association