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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.

Association Websites


British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA)

Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC)

Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta (ThAAA)


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: 

notably access to 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.



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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