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Therapist Assistant

This guide will help Therapist Assistant students find research information in the OC Library collections and on the Internet.

Use the Websites tab dropdown menu to select the type of websites needed.

Evidence-Based Free Online Portals

  • OTseeker: A free database providing abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)   The Center collects, catalogues, and disseminates the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by the US National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
  • PEDro   Physiotherapy Evidence Database: A free database providing abstracts trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.  [Centre of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP), University of Sydney, Australia. Canadian Physiotherapy Association is a partner]

Patient Information Websites

Association Websites


  • Physiopedia  [A registered non-profit company in the United Kingdom to provide physiotherapy information]
  • SUMSearch 2 Searches for original studies, systematic reviews and practice guidelines from multiple sources [University of Kansas School of Medicine & Medical Center]

Diseases & Disabling Conditions Websites

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