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Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences: Home

A guide to library resources and research in physical therapy, rehabilititation, sports physical therapy, occupational ergonomics and health


Featured Resources!

New acquisitions

Science Translational Medicine
2009 to the present
1951 to the present

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Backfile Collection (includes the following journal backfiles with access to articles from 1998 back to volume one issue one of each journal)
American Journal of Sports Medicine
1972 to the present
British Journal of Occupational Therapy
1938 to the present
Clinical Rehabilitation
1987 to the present
Foot & Ankle International
1980 to the present
Hand Therapy
1996-1998; 2009+ (most recent year not available)
Journal of Hand Surgery (European volume)
1969 to the present
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
1809 + (most recent 3 years not available)
Surgical Innovation
1994 to the present


Featured Resource: JoVE the Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal. and is Indexed in PubMed.  JoVE collections include: 

Immunology & Infection
Science Education

  Take a look now!


AccessPhysiotherapy is a comprehensive full-text online learning tool, featuring 20 core physical therapy texts, 500+ videos and narrated lectures in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine, demonstrations of examination & treatment techniques. Also includes a cadaver dissection tool, modalities & therapeutic goals, search core topics for interventions, functional limitations, goals, A & A, case studies and more.

New Resource! Introducing -- access 100+ high quality training videos in psychotherapy.  Watch master psychotherapists in action and hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions.
Browse videos by:

  • Approach
  • Therapeutic issue
  • Expert
  • Population
    Transcripts are available for many videos, and are searchable and downloadable; subtitles are available for many videos; many videos come with downloadable instructor's manuals.
    NOTE: videos can be viewed on personal computers (Windows or Mac). Videos can be viewed on IPADs but the functionality of the video platform are not all fully supported. Videos cannot be viewed on non-OS mobile devices. The quality of the video is dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.

Key Resources in this Guide

Articles in journals:  search CINAHL Complete, Medline or SportDiscus the most comprehensive databases for research articles in physical therapy, rehabilitation & sports medicine.
Looking for a specific journal?  search the E-journal Finder
Books & print journals: search in Scholar OneSearch, limiting your search to "Library Catalog"
Encyclopedia articles: search Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

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