Steeper Best Practice Group
This group of experienced clinicians and prosthetists developed the Best Practice Guidelines - comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines, to provide consistent information to enable clinicians to make appropriate choices for their patients, and ultimately, to reduce national variations in prescriptions in lower limb prosthetic treatment.
By using the renowned Delphi method, the BPG pooled a consensus of professional opinion for each guideline statement and produced recommendations that are supported either by medical evidence, professional recommendation, or both. The recommendations cover prescription of socket type, casting method and prescription of generic hardware.
The Best Practice Guidelines have been reviewed and endorsed by the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR); leading specialists in the production of treatment guidelines in prosthetic rehabilitation.