Library services & resources for Physiotherapy

Databases    Evidence-based Practice    Journals     Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital and gives details of selected content available to
staff & students on placement across the Plymouth health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.
If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.




New print content added 19/11/2018 (click title to check availability)
Nair, K. P. S. et al (2019) Neurorehabilitation therapy and therapeutics.  Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

New print content added 22/10/2018 (click title to check availability)
Lennon, S. et al. (2018) Neurological physiotherapy pocketbook.  2nd ed. s.l. : Elsevier.

New print content added 01/10/2018 (click title to check availability)
Lennon, S. et al. (2018) Physical management for neurological conditions.  4th ed. s.l. : Elsevier.
Kenyon, K. and Kenyon, J. (2018) The physiotherapist’s pocketbook : essential facts at your fingertips.  3rd ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences.

New ebook content added 29/08/18
Sugand, K. and Gupte, C. (2018) ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)




  • Pedro – free database for physiotherapy citations

Evidence Based Practice and educational resources

  • NICE Evidence– clinical & non-clinical evidence web-based portal, by NICE.
  • TRIP Database– search tool to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence.
  • UpToDate– evidence-based clinical decision support resource. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).


For full range of journals available online & in print click here – you will need an NHS Athens account- (register here).If required journal is not available make an article request.

Direct links to key online physiotherapy journals are listed below.
You should always select to login with OpenAthens first

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

Journal Coverage  Notes
Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2009-
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007-
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009-
Bone and Joint Journal (formerly JBJS British) 2013-
British Journal of Sports Medicine 1964-
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal 1999- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Clinical Biomechanics 2007-
Clinical Rehabilitation 1998- If asked for organisation select NHS England
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2011-
International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation 2003-
Journal of Biomechanics 2007-
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies 2007-
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume 1993-
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – British Volume  (continues as Bone & Joint Journal) 1995-2012
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2007-
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness 2009-
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007-
Journal of Physical Therapy Education 1999- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Journal of Physical Therapy Science 1995-
Journal of Physiotherapy 1955-
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2007-
Manual Therapy 2007-2016 From 2017 called Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
Muscle and nerve 1996-
Musculoskeletal Care 2003-
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 2017- Previously Manual Therapy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 2007-
Physical Therapy 1996- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Physical Therapy in Sport 2007-
Physiotherapy 2007-
PM&R 2009-
Spine 1996-


Books (handout)

Regional print and electronic book holdings at
Click here to limit your search to books held in Plymouth.
Renew books here.

Selected physiotherapy ebooks below- click title to login with Athens account.
If asked you should always select to login with OpenAthens

Title Year Edition 1st Author
ABC of common soft tissue disorders. 2016 Morris
ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma 2018 Sugand
Atlas of common pain syndromes 2019 4th Waldman
Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures 2018 2nd Furman
Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices 2019 5th Webster
Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 5th Cifu
Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach 2018 4th Giangarra
Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques 2011 Yue
Delee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice 2010 3rd DeLee
Elbow and Its Disorders 2010 4th Morrey
DeLee and Drez’s orthopaedic sports medicine : principles and practice 2015 4th Miller
Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Discogenic Pain 2012 Kapural
Essentials of Pain Medicine 2018 4th Benzon
Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 3rd Frontera
Fam’s musculoskeletal examination and joint injection techniques 2010 2nd Lawry
Fracture Management for Primary Care 2012 3rd Eiff
2011 Waddell
2012 2nd Safran
The IOC manual of emergency sports medicine 2016 McDonagh
Morrey’s the elbow and its disorders. 2018 5th Morrey
Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach 2017 2nd Malanga
Netter’s sports medicine 2018 2nd Madden
Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination : an evidence-based approach 2016  3rd Cleland
2011 Bertorini
2017 2nd Noyes
Orthopaedic rehabilitation of the athlete: getting back in the game 2015 Reider
Orthopedic Physical Assessment 2014 6th Magee
2011 Magee
2013 3rd Lusardi
Pain Management 2011 2nd Waldman
2011  4th Braddom
2012  4th Andrews
Practical Management of Pain 2014  5th Benzon
Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation 2012 Miller
2011  6th Skirven
2011  6th Herkowitz
Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Athletes 2018 Arciero
2012 Provencher
SMART! Sports Medicine Assessment and Review Textbook 2005  2011 Miller
Sports Medicine: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics 2006 Miller
Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology 2013  2nd Luqmani
Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections 2018 Allen
Umphred’s Neurological Rehabilitation 2013  6th Umphred
Whiplash: evidence base for clinical practice 2011 Sterling
Wall & Melzack’s Textbook of Pain 2013  6th McMahon