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Physical Therapist Assistant

This guide lists various library and online resources relevant to Physical Therapist Assistant courses.

Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database: Clinical practice guidelines, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews relating to physiotherapy.
  • PubMed: Limit your search to the subset "Systematic Reviews"
  • Medline: Check the box for "EBM Reviews"  under the search options
  • CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature
  • Limit your search to Publication Type "Systematic Review"
  • TRIP Database: Turning Research Into Practice
  • Searches multiple databases/websites for evidence-based research.


Further Reading
Maher, C. G., Sherrington, C., Elkins, M., Herbert, R. D., & Mosley, A. M. (2004). Challenges for evidence-based physical therapy: Accessing and interpreting high-quality evidence on therapy. Physical Therapy, 84(7), 644-654.