For anything not covered by current pages

RehabMeasures

This website is a great tool to find the correct outcome measures or screening tool for any given patient or clinical setting. It allows you to search by any number of the following: area of assessment (balance, pain, gait, etc), diagnosis, length of test, and cost. Once you search, a list is compiled of all possible tests and it gives an overview of the test as well as the populations the test is validated for. Most tests also have an external link to a PDF version. It is a very good tool to have on hand when trying to decide on tests to perform with your patients.

http://www.rehabmeasures.org/

PhysioTools

This website is an online software application that has a library of over 16,000 exercises and allows you to design and personalize workouts and home exercise programs for your patients.

http://www.physiotools.com/DetailsTemplate.aspx?PageId=Home

Cyber PT
This is an online physical therapy resource with PT related articles, videos, conditions and treatments, videos of surgical procedures, message boards and more.
http://www.cyberpt.com/index.asp

CEU Requirements By State

This is a great website to refer to for continuing education requirements by state. The site lists how many hours are required for each state and how often the renewal period is to maintain physical therapy licensure in your state. Keeping up with continuing education hours is part of being a physical therapy professional. Once you pass your boards you are not required to take them again while practicing physical therapy but it will be important to go to continuing education hours to keep abreast of changes and procedures within the field of physical therapy so that you continue to be a qualified professional.
http://www.iaom-us.com/

CEU Course Resources

The APTA Learning Center website is a great resource to use when searching for CEU courses in the future. They have links to available classes based on topic, audience, and also have FREE courses available on their website. The APTA guarantees the quality and endorses the courses it lists on the website. It is a great resource for APTA members looking for quality CEU courses.
You can find the APTA Learning Center at the following link: http://learningcenter.apta.org/Courses.aspx

Another good resource from the APTA for continuing education credits is their Courses and Conferences page. It has the link to the learning center mentioned above but it also has links to national conferences and an event calender that you can search to see if there are smaller conferences in your area.
The link is: https://www.apta.org/CoursesConferences.aspx?navID=10737422670

This is a great website for physical therapists searching for jobs, continuing education classes, and keeping up-to-date with news in the physical therapy world. The categorize the news under different headings, such as, geriatrics and home health, pediatrics, etc., making it easy to search topics that interest you. It is a very user-friendly site.

http://www.todayinpt.com/

This website has links to the "51 Best Physical Therapy Resources." These resources are divided into eight different categories, such as jobs, blogs, magazines, and products.
http://www.onwardhealthcare.com/physical-therapy-jobs/physical-therapy-resources/


"13 physical therapy blogs you should be reading" is a great overall resource.
http://blog.theravid.com/2013/03/01/13-physical-therapy-blogs-you-should-be-reading/
  • PT Talker had a great article on 3/14/13: James Lomuscio is the co-founder of DropKicker, a HEP compliance tool for physical therapy patients that allows PTs to monitor their patients after they have been discharged. Patients can send text messages about questions they have. http://pttalker.com/2013/03/new-hep-compliance-tool-for-physical-therapy-patients/
  • DrJarodCarter.com is a blog for private practice owners, specifically those operating or considering operating a cash-based clinic. The blog is both a ‘How To’ for starting a PT clinic as well as a place for general musings and industry analysis.


Evidence and Online Collaboration

To be leaders in the healthcare world, PTs need to provide evidence backed, patient centered care. The Manual Therapist is a blog that offers evidence on PT manual therapy practice. It gives treatment techniques, provides an opportunity for online "collaboration" with colleagues, and if you engage in the blog and his other social media outlets, a chance to network. Networking and collaborating with PTs across the country will be valuable in providing optimal care to patients, and could prove to be beneficial to your career one day in the future.
http://www.themanualtherapist.com/


Student Doctor Forum
This website hosts forums for several health professions including Physical Therapy. This website is aimed towards DPT students who have questions, whether the question be about possible clinical sites or about professionalism or new grad jobs or so on. It does seem like there are quite a few questions from eager prospective DPT students about applications, but with some sifting there are a lot of resources linked in here. In addition, it is a place where you can create an account yourself and ask just about any question you may have and get feedback from your peers.
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forumdisplay.php?f=210

The Student Physical Therapist
The student physical therapist is an online resource with lots to offer. This resource is an uber blog; their homepage acts as a blog with new posts at least monthly, if not weekly; most blogs have links to references for direct access to EBPT. At the top of the homepage, there are different resources that can be utilized while still in school or as a new graduate. A few key ones are the "special tests" and "residency corner." The special tests tab is full of videos on how to perform a variety of tests - if you're ever in need of a quick review this is a great place to go! Residency corner tab follows the blogs of 3 new graduates who are pursuing 3 different residencies. Their blog posts are interesting to read and helpful to decide if a residency is the right path for you after graduation or not.
http://www.thestudentphysicaltherapist.com/

Physio-pedia
Physio-pedia is an online resource that aims to offer evidence based for rehab professionals. You can search for a particular syndrome and evidence based information with cited sources will appear including patient presentation, special tests, treatment, outcome measures, etc.
http://www.physio-pedia.com



Physical Therapy Haven
Physical Therapy Haven is an online orthopedic resource that lists special tests/assessments, common rehabilitation protocols, research articles, mobilization videos, and common surgical procedure videos all made available for physical therapy professionals. This website breaks everything down by joint so that you can easily find information on whichever body part you are working with. It is easy to navigate and has a lot of useful, evidence based tools that we can utilize in the clinic. This website is run by knowledgeable PT professionals who all have their credentials listed on site.
http://www.pthaven.com/page/show/96859-home


Mendeley
Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help you organize your research articles. It can automatically generate bibliographies, can import and export papers which you can read online or on a desktop or iPhone app. It s compatible with Microsoft Word, Open Office, and other word processing programs. It allows you to annotate and highlight your papers. You can have multiple papers open at once and search for text within all the downloaded papers. This is a great resource for students or anyone wanting to keep up with current research articles.
http://www.mendeley.com/


WebPT
For those considering starting their own practice, or looking for a new documentation and scheduling system, WebPT could be a great choice. Since 2008, it has grown to become the largest physical therapy electronic medical record system with members in all 50 states. You can access it from anywhere, it is easy to use, and is compliant in all reimbursement and documentation standards. It also has an awesome app that works from a computer, iPhone, iPad, or other smartphones.
http://www.webpt.com/why-webpt


Rehabilitation Measures Database
This is a resource that gives a very in-depth list of different assessment tools that can be used by a Physical Therapist. This website gives not only the title of the assessment, but it also gives the length of time that the assessment takes, how much it costs to obtain, what area of assessment is being looked at, if training is required, and if the instrument is available in PDF format. I think that this is a very good resource would be a very keep on hand especially with the growing demand of outcome measures.
http://www.rehabmeasures.org/rehabweb/allmeasures.aspx?PageView=Shared

Self-assessment resources

www.rileyguide.com/assess.html lists a variety of websites that offer self-assessment tools. The Career Development eManual is especially helpful in helping you set your career goals and create action plans.