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Physical Therapy

A guide for topics on physical and occupational therapy

Evidence-Based Medicine for Physical Therapy

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PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

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OVID Medline content covers a wide range of core and niche scientific, medical, and healthcare disciplines including Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, Behavioral Sciences, Basic Sciences, Humanities & Technologies.


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CINAHL Complete is a database focused on literature related to nursing and allied health topics.

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The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, evidence including systematic reviews, and information about Cochrane groups.


UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource.

Access Physiotherapy

A professional suite of Access services for healthcare professionals and students: AccessMedicine, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, AccessPhysiotherapy, and AccessSurgery.

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Head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques

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Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject specific content and analysis tools make it easy to pinpoint the most relevant research.


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A free database of over 29,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.


A professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy. - A World Of Physical Therapy

A collaborative informational website.

PT Central

Services include job postings, educational resources, musculoskeletal tables and more.


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