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 63,000 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. The organization also offers members access to databases through PTNow.
- APTA upgraded the CINAHL subscription to CINAHL with Full-Text, offering access to 600 of the publications indexed in CINAHL.
- SportDiscus with Full-Text is available with significantly more full text percentage-wise offered than CINAHL with Full-Text.
- ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, the two ProQuest collections combined, provide access to several synthesized information services like the Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Sheets and Systematic Reviews, Medical Evidence Matters, Wellcome’s Cultural Competency Database (religion, ethnicity, & care), and CultureVision’s Training Videos (covering everything from fall prevention to HIPAA training).
- The Cochrane Library includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessments, and NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
- Medline (citation/abstract only)
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.