The Physical Therapy Resource Center
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy.
The American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)
The ACAPT aims to unify the educational enterprise that prepares physical therapists committed to improving the human experience.
American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE)
The agency for the accreditation of physical therapy residency and fellowship education programs, recognized by APTA.
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS)
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) has certified more than 24,000 individuals who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in physical therapy specialty areas.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
The purpose of the Foundation is to fund physical therapy research through grants, scholarships, and fellowships.
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
The FSBPT aims to achieve a high level of public protection through a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards in physical therapy, effective tools and systems to assess entry-level and continuing competence, and public and professional awareness of resources for public protection.
Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (PT-PAC)
PT-PAC is the sole fundraising organization that provides access to and influence of legislators to champion PT legislative interests at the federal level.
World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is the sole international voice for physical therapy, representing more than 450,000 physical therapists worldwide through its 109 member organisations.
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
The International Association of Healthcare Practitioners is a professional network of more than 100,000 therapists who have taken continuing-education classes from Upledger, Barral, D’Ambrogio, & IAHE affiliates
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Australian Physiotherapy Association is the peak body representing the interests of 26,000+ physiotherapists & their patients. See PD, resources & advocacy.
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents 15,000 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada.
Danish Physiotherapy Association
Danske Fysioterapeuter is a trade union and interest association for more than 15,000 physiotherapists and physiotherapist students.
Finnish Association of Physical Therapists
Suomen Fysioterapeutit is a trade union of physiotherapists that promotes the economic and professional position of their members. The association supports the expertise and professional identity of physiotherapists, promotes research and education in the field, develops working life and influences social and health policy.
German Physiotherapy Association
With around 28,000 members, the Association is the largest representation of the interests of physiotherapists in Germany. It provides services for the self-employed, employees, pupils and students.
Icelandic Physiotherapy Association
The Physiotherapist Association was originally founded on April 26, 1940, and was then named the Women’s Massage Association. In 1962, the name of the company was changed to the Association of Icelandic Physiotherapists, and most recently, professional and trade unions were merged into the Association of Physiotherapists, or from 1 January 2013.
Indian Association of Physiotherapists
The Indian Association of Physiotherapists is a registered body in India, with over 30,000 physiotherapist as members.
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is the Professional Body for the Physiotherapy profession in Ireland.
The Japanese Physical Therapy Association
Japanese Physical Therapy Association (JPTA) was formed on July 17, 1966, by 110 licensed physical therapists. It was approved as an incorporated association by the predecessor of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare in January 1972 and became a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) in 1974.
Korean Physical Therapy Association
This association is committed to improving the rights of 70,000 physiotherapists, to the development of national health rights, and to health care, and is doing its best to secure competitiveness in line with advanced world physiotherapy standards.
New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists
Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) is the national membership organisation for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students, providing over 4,000 members with advocacy, education, information and services. The aim of Physiotherapy New Zealand is to improve the health of all New Zealanders.
Norwegian Physiotherapy Association
The Norwegian Physiotherapist Association (NFF) organizes authorized physiotherapists, trainee candidates and students, and is a non-political independent federation.
Singapore Physiotherapy Association
The Singapore Physiotherapist Association aims to be united as one voice and to advocate for high standards of physiotherapy in Singapore.
South African Society of Physiotherapy
The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) is a non-profit professional membership body that aims to equally represent its members while taking on a proactive role in the effective implementation of health care policies in South Africa encompassing race and gender.
Spanish Physiotherapy Association
The Spanish Association of Physiotherapists is the advocate for Physiotherapy in Spain forming an indisputable part of the development of this profession in our country.
Swedish Association of registered Physiotherapists
The Swedish Association of Physiotherapists is a professional body as well as a trade union. It promotes the profession and serves its members on all levels.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK)
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 58,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.
- Hip Fractures: Risks, Causes, Treatment
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Pain
- Knee Replacement
- Labral Tears of the Hip
- Ligament Injuries
- Meniscal Tears of the Knee
- Neurological Conditions
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Pinched Nerve
PEDro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database
PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, a free database of over 43,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
the NARIC Knowledgebase
The NARIC Knowledgebase contains more than 3,000 resources ranging from organizations and agencies to periodicals and Web resources. Each listing includes contact information, an abstract, and highlights of the products and services offered.
PubMed comprises more than 29 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 web sites.
Otseeker – Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence
OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.
EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
SUMSearch combines meta-searching and contingency searching in order to automate searching for evidence.
Journals & Magazines
Physical Therapy (PTJ) engages and inspires an international readership on topics related to physical therapy. As the leading international journal for research in physical therapy and related fields, PTJ publishes innovative and highly relevant content for both clinicians and scientists and uses a variety of interactive approaches to communicate that content, with the expressed purpose of improving patient care. PTJ is the official scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®) publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice globally.
British Journal of Sports Med
British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multimedia portal for authoritative original research, systematic reviews, consensus statements and debate in sport and exercise medicine (SEM).
The American Journal of Sports Medicine
The American Journal of Sports Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, first published in 1972. It is the official publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
Journal of Physiotherapy
Journal of Physiotherapy is the official journal of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. The journal’s mission is to publish significant research which has important implications for physiotherapy (also known as physical therapy). [Open]
Sports Medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Regular features include: sports injury prevention and treatment; exercise for health; drugs in sport and recommendations for training and nutrition.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity and is unique in its inclusion of multiple levels of analysis, including populations, groups and individuals and its inclusion of epidemiology, and behavioral, theoretical and measurement research areas.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® features original investigations, clinical studies, and comprehensive reviews on current topics in sports medicine and exercise science. With this leading multidisciplinary journal, exercise physiologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, team physicians, and athletic trainers get a vital exchange of information from basic and applied science, medicine, education, and allied health fields.
African Journal of Disability
The African Journal of Disability, the official journal of CRS, AfriNEAD and CEDRES, introduce and discuss issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty and practices of exclusion and marginalisation.
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (IJSPP) focuses on sport physiology and performance and is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of sport and exercise physiologists, sport-performance researchers, and other sport scientists.
Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews made the transition from an annual hardcover series book to a quarterly journal in January 2000. The mission of this American College of Sports Medicine publication is to provide premier quarterly reviews of the most contemporary scientific, medical, and research-based topics emerging in the field of sports medicine and exercise science.
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport is the official journal of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and is an an international refereed research publication covering all aspects of sport science and medicine.
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports aims to publish high quality and impactful articles in the fields of orthopaedics, rehabilitation and sports medicine, exercise physiology and biochemistry, biomechanics and motor control, health and disease relating to sport, exercise and physical activity, as well as on the social and behavioural aspects of sport and exercise.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the official journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), an organization focused on the creation and use of knowledge in the rehabilitation process. The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation publishes original, peer-reviewed research and clinical reports on important trends and developments in medical rehabilitation and related fields.
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), European Union of Medical Specialists – Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section (UEMS-PRM)
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation is a leading, peer-reviewed resource that provides up-to-date information on the clinical management and rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injuries. Six issues each year aspire to the vision of “knowledge informing care” and include a wide range of articles, topical issues, commentaries and special features. It is the official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA).
Physiotherapy Research International
Physiotherapy Research International (PRI) is an international peer reviewed journal dedicated to the exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to specialist areas of physiotherapy theory, practice, and research. Its aim is to promote a high level of scholarship and build on the current evidence base to inform the advancement of the physiotherapy profession.
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, international journal of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, is a peer-reviewed international journal (previously Manual Therapy), publishing high quality original research, review and Masterclass articles that contribute to improving the clinical understanding of appropriate care processes for musculoskeletal disorders.
Journal of Sports Sciences
The Journal of Sports Sciences publishes articles of a high standard on various aspects of the sports sciences covering a number of disciplinary bases, including anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, sociology, as well as ergonomics, kinanthropometry and other interdisciplinary perspectives.
Clinical Rehabilitation is a highly ranked, peer reviewed scholarly journal. It is a multi-professional journal covering the whole field of disability and rehabilitation, publishing research and discussion articles which are scientifically sound, clinically relevant and sometimes provocative.
International Journal of Sports Medicine
The IJSM provides a forum for the publication of papers dealing with both basic and applied information that advance the field of sports medicine and exercise science, and offer a better understanding of biomedicine.
Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) is the primary peer-reviewed, indexed resource for advancing neurologic physical therapy practice through the dissemination of definitive evidence, translation of clinically relevant knowledge, and integration of theory into education, practice, and research.
European Journal of Sport Science
The European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) is the official journal of the European College of Sport Science and is published 6 times per year by Taylor & Francis. The editorial policy of the Journal pursues the multi-disciplinary aims of the College: to promote the highest standards of scientific study and scholarship in respect of the following fields: (a) natural sciences of sport; (b) social and behavioural sciences and humanities (c) sports medicine; and (d) sport itself.
Physiotherapy aims to publish original research and facilitate continuing professional development for physiotherapists and other health professions worldwide. Dedicated to the advancement of physiotherapy through publication of research and scholarly work concerned with, but not limited to, its scientific basis and clinical application, education of practitioners, management of services and policy.
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine is an international peer-review journal published in English, with at least 10 issues published per year. Original articles, reviews, case reports, short communications, special reports and letters to the editor are published, as also are editorials and book reviews.
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine is an international refereed journal published for clinicians with a primary interest in sports medicine practice.
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (JSSM) is a non-profit making scientific electronic journal, publishing research and review articles, together with case studies, in the fields of sports medicine and the exercise sciences.
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia is edited bimonthly and publishes peer-reviewed articles of interest to clinicians and researchers from the fields of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
The official journal of the International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity. A multidisciplinary journal examining the dynamic relationship between physical activity and the aging process.
Physical Therapy in Sport
Physical Therapy in Sport is a peer-reviewed journal for all those professionals working in the field of sports medicine. Covering topics dealing with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injury in the physically active.
Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Published by The Society of Physical Therapy Science
Physical Therapists’ Guide to Starting an Outpatient Clinic
If you’re a physical therapist looking to start your own private practice, then you’ll have to learn how to don your business cap—as well as your therapist cap.
How I Became a Private Practice Owner 3 Weeks Postgraduation
It was out of necessity that I decided to open my own clinic.
Clinical Practice Guideline Development
Review CPGs that are currently being developed by APTA and its sections and academies.
Clinicient Practice Management Resources
Managing patient to payment
APTA Acute Care Practice Resources
A compilation of practice management resources.
Guide to Medicare and Medicare Compliance for Private Physical Therapy Practices
Interested in learning about what it takes to be compliant with Medicare as a physical therapy practice? This is the guide for you.
Guide to Marketing Your Private Physical Therapy Practice
Keep patients and revenues flowing with this comprehensive guide on how to market your private physical therapy practice.
How to Start a Private Physical Therapy Practice
Interested in starting a private physical therapy practice? Check out this guide to learn how to make the decision and where to go from here.
See how Mindbody business management software serves gyms, spas and salons worldwide, and helps people find and book with them.
Eclipse Practice Management Software
ECLIPSE® practice management software is used by over 7,000 Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Medical practices across the United States.
PT Practice Pro
Web based Physical Therapy Software EMR, practice management platform designed to be customizable to work the way you do.
MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT’s subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,400 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors.
Social Media & Blogs
Evidence in Motion
Blog of the largest provider of post-professional educational programs in the PT industry.
The APTA’s blog for PT professionals
PT in Motion
PT News from the APTA
The APTA’s blog for PT and PTA students
Larry Benz. Physical Therapist, CEO of Confluent Health companies: Evidence In Motion, TexPTS, ProRehab, Fit For Work, and Breakthrough Physical Therapy.
The Manual Therapist
A blog with cases, techniques, videos, and research on Modern Manual Therapy
Erson Religioso, DPT
Physical therapist, strength coach, performance enhancement specialist, and owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston, MA
Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL.
Dr Jarod Carter
Dr Ben Fung
Myopain & Eureka Seminars. “Setting the standard for trigger point, manual therapy, and pain science education worldwide.”
News, notes, & musings from the Department of Physical Therapy at University of the Pacific.
Jeff Hathaway. Owner of multiple physical therapy clinics in NY and NC.
Dr. David Geier. Orthopedic surgeon, TEDx speaker, Author of That’s Gotta Hurt; I help athletes and active people avoid and overcome injuries.
Global Bodyweight Training offers bodyweight and alternative styles of working out to optimize your body’s fitness.
Tony lifts heavy things & tells people to do the same at CORE, his gym in Boston.