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 in
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
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If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
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New ejournal content added 11/02/2021
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996-
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2000-
Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 2001-
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2004-
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 1996-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/21
Evidence-Based Management of Complex Knee Injuries
Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 14/12/2020
Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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

  • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
    Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
    When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
  • 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).





Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Physiotherapy journals below

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

Journal Coverage  Notes
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1996-
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 Journal of Sport Medicine 2000-
Clinical Rehabilitation 1998- If asked for organisation select NHS England
Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 2001-
International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2011-
International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation 1996-
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-
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2004-
Manual Therapy 2007-2016 From 2017 called Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 1996-
Muscle and nerve 1996-
Musculoskeletal Care 2003-
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 2017- Previously Manual Therapy
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
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 (guide)

Search our print and electronic book holdings.
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available 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
Baxter’s The Foot and Ankle in Sport 2021 3rd Porter
Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021 6th Cifu
Clinical care of the runner: assessment, biomechanical principles, and injury management 2020 Harrast
Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach 2018 4th Giangarra
DeLee, Drez, and Miller’s orthopaedic sports medicine: principles and practice 2020 5th Miller
Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Discogenic Pain 2012 Kapural
Disorders of the rotator cuff and biceps tendon 2020 Provencher
Elbow and Its Disorders 2010 4th Morrey
Essentials of Pain Medicine 2018 4th Benzon
Essentials of physical medicine and rehabilitation: musculoskeletal disorders, pain, and rehabilitation 2019 4th Frontera
Evidence-Based Management of Complex Knee Injuries
2021 LaPrade
Fam’s musculoskeletal examination and joint injection techniques 2010 2nd Lawry
Fracture Management for Primary Care 2012 3rd Eiff
2011 Waddell
Injection techniques in musculoskeletal medicine: a practical manual for clinicians in primary and secondary care. 2019 5th Saunders
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 2022 4th Cleland
2011 Bertorini
2017 2nd Noyes
Orthopaedic rehabilitation of the athlete: getting back in the game 2015 Reider
Orthopedic Physical Assessment 2021 7th Magee
Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation 2020 4th Chui
Oxford handbook of rehabilitation medicine 2019 3rd Sivan
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
Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity 2021  7th 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 2020  7th Lazaro
Whiplash: evidence base for clinical practice 2011 Sterling
Wall & Melzack’s Textbook of Pain 2013  6th McMahon