Resources and Further Reading

Free physiotherapy e-learning modules


A great resource provided by Physio-pedia. Online video courses including : 





The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is the sole international organisation representing physical therapists worldwide. It is dedicated to promoting the profession and improving global health. The WCPT website aims to provide resources and opportunities, and support the exchange of information across the profession globally.

Youtube video feed


Includes list of medical conditions, drug listings and their roles in medical management.360 images of muscles, ligaments and blood vessels. Please see Physiowizard’s anatomy section for more info.


Electrotherapy on the Web is a site that provides current, non commercial information on various aspects of Electrotherapy. It is not presented as a replacement for current texts but attempts to provide an independent view of the current state of the art. The range of pages and topics continues to expand, and some of the long standing pages get updated whenever I can. There are still some new pages to write and new developments to add all the time


Chartered society of physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 50,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.

National guidelines of clinical excellence

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is a service that provides fast access to authoritative health and social care evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. In one place, you can simultaneously search over 250,000 resources from hundreds of trustworthy and accredited sources including The Cochrane Library, NICE and Royal Colleges.

UK Cochrane Centre

The UK Cochrane Centre (UKCC) was established at the end of 1992, by the National Health Service Research and Development Programme and is now part of the National Institute for Health Research. We provide training and support to Cochrane entities and contributors to The Cochrane Collaboration in the UK, Ireland, and some other countries; act as a knowledge broker for Cochrane reviews; and run a programme of methodology research and audit. We are a key link between the Collaboration, Cochrane reviews, and the National Health Service.

 Australian Physiotherapy Association

This is the official website of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), which represents over 12 000 physiotherapists around Australia. The APA works with governments and educational bodies to try to ensure that a quality physiotherapy service is available when and where you need it.

Fed up of not being able to access articles?! Heres some free databases!!!

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 22,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

Web Of Knowledge
This is an good site that provides online lectures and resources. The link below shows examples of free content however most content you will need to purchase.
Interesting podcast by LJ Lee include:
PE #002: LJ Lee – “Analysing movement, and clinical expertise or research”
PE #006: TA, “Core Stability”, Drivers and going beyond the pain experience with LJ Lee
Mike Reynolds Blog – Interesting free blog.
elearn SCI  (Excellent resource)

Medbridge education

Later Life Training

Occupational Health

Introduction to Working in Occupational Health (OH) – CSP endorsed and approved by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics (ACPOHE).

This three day programme is the first of seven units that develop the knowledge and skills of the physiotherapist to enable them to deliver effective occupational health physiotherapy and ergonomic interventions.

For further details and to apply, see ACPOHE’s website


Blackburn foot and ankle Hyperbook

For up to date best evidence-based practice, you should access the Blackburn Foot & Ankle Hyperbook which was formulated by a MDT-medics, physios & podiatrists led by Jim Barrie-foot & ankle surgeon in East Lancashire.

Pilon fractures – Pilon, Talus, Calcaneal, Lisfranc

General Topics – Diabetic, Rhuematoid, Flatfoot

Ankle – Instability, Impingement, Osteochondral lesion, osteoarthritis

Hindfoot/Midfoot – Tarsal Joint, Plantar fascitis, Tarsal tunnel, sinus tarsi syndrome, Ganglia

Cardiorespiratory Guidelines (European respiratory society)

Physiotherapy Exercise Resource is for rehab professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, orthopedic doctors, etc to create and share home exercise programs for their patients and or clients.


If you are a CISMA member, please log into the members area where you can download the CISMA SAS, watch educational videos that explain its use and multi-angle video footage of shoulder patients to illustrate its clinical application. In addition you will soon be able to access the “Database of published evidence relating to each movement component” which will further support evidence based practice in this area.

Point References Acupuncture


 Learning Space: Free e-modules


Citation Styles (Help from the CSP)

Free Articles from LJ Lee and Diane Lee

Physio Guru – Videos

Learning information from “Shoulder Guru- Kevin Wilk

Bristol Limb Reconstruction Unit


Fantastic resource with anatomy, conditions and “american’ approaches to physiotherapy. 


Salisbury NHS Foundation database – Care pathways/Information sheets

Allied Health Professions Support Service

Information and advice on:

  • Careers in the above AHPs
  • AHP education and employment
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and the Access to Work (AtW) scheme
  • How to choose and use assistive equipment and software
  • How to make information and environments accessible to disabled people
  • How to study effectively
  • Assessment of technical needs
  • How to use technical and other equipment
  • Audit of premises
  • Work place assessments

Muscle Strain – Learning site on muscles and how to treat muscles injuries. 

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Musculoskeletal Elf 

“Hi I am Tracey Howe. I am a Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Director for External relations and partnerships, Glasgow City of Science. I am also an editor for the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group and a convenor for the Cochrane Health Care of Older People Field. I started my career as a physiotherapist in the National Health Service in England. I enjoy strategic visioning, creative problem-solving, and creating vibrant, multi-disciplinary environments, through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships, that empower others to succeed.”

Physiotherapy Video Resources

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