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Therapist Assistant: Associations + Non-Profits

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

Association Websites


British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association

Sport Physiotherapy Canada

Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta


Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia  (PABC)

Member services (register via CPA website) include professional development, access to health databases, and research assistance from the PABC clinical librarian (Email address:  Use the Discovery search engine (similar platform as used at OC) to search across health databases available to PABC members including CINAHL, Medline and PsycINFO

See PDF handout below for further details of these information services.


United States

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

PT Central

Non-Profit 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]

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