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Physical Therapy

This guide is intended to support doctor of physical therapy students and their faculty with their scholarly research efforts.

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About this Guide

This guide is intended to help you with your research. You will find databases, journals, ebooks, and reference books to help you with your research process, or provide background information on physical therapy topics. 

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What is Physical Therapy?

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy:

"Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

Physical therapists help people maximise their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation."

Recommended Resources

Here are some good places to start your research.

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