Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Rehabilitation
The literature of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy is primarily indexed in MEDLINE Complete and CINAHL Complete. Also consider:
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 95,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. The APTA section of “Hooked on Evidence” represents a grassroots effort to develop a database containing current research evidence on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions. APTA understands the unique demands and experiences physical therapy students encounter on the road to graduating and obtaining licensure. Take a look at resources designed for students of physical therapy:
- PTNow: Tools for advancing physical therapist practice, including clinical summaries, tests and measures, clinical practice guidelines, and more.
- ArticleSearch (formerly Open Door): Full text articles from health care journals and magazines.
- PTJ: Cutting edge research and case reports.
- Guide to Physical Therapist Practice: The essential resource for daily practice. The online Guide includes enhanced features you won’t find in your textbook.
- Licensure and Exams: Includes basics about the National Physical Therapy Examination and licensure. (Note: APTA doesn’t provide licensure or administer exams for PTs or PTAs.)
- See a full list of APTA student benefits. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.
Also provided are links to several chapter journals (some of which open their archives after an embargo period), open access periodical Websites (like PubMed Central, SCIELO, Highwire Press, etc.), among other searching and research news services for members.
Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association is the leading advocate and resource for practitioners of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy by fostering quality patient/client care and promoting professional growth through advancement of education and clinical practice, facilitation of quality research, and professional development of members. The goal of the organization is to support the development and dissemination of outcome studies in peer reviewed journals that describe provision of orthopedic physical therapy consistent with current standards of practice.