|General PTA Resources||Kinesiology||Orthopedics|
The Auscultation Assistant
Includes audio files of heart murmurs and breathing sounds.
The R.A.L.E. Repository
Includes audio files of crackles, grunting, stridor, wheezes, a squawk, and normal breathing.
APTA: A Historical Perspective
Provides a brief history of the American Physical Therapy Association.
APTA Background Sheet 2009: The Physical Therapist Assistant
Briefly describes the profession and provides information on earnings, work settings, and employment outlook.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
The Nemours Foundation explains the type of treatments used in pediatric physical therapy.
Physical Therapist Assistant Examination Content Outline with Content Category Specifications
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy has created this outline of topics covered on the PTA licensure exam.
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
The Occupational Outlook Handbook briefly describes the profession and gives salary information and job outlook.
PTA Membership Workforce Information
Provides information workforce, salaries, demographics, and more for PTA APTA members who responded to the survey.
Weight Training, Exercise Instruction, & Kinesiology
Shows videos of articulations and exercises. Provides the origin, insert, and activation for the affected muscles. On the left side of the page, choose the links for body maps, the exercise & muscle directory, power training exercises, or cardio exercises.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants
PTAs and other PT professionals are eligible to receive this free print publication.
Free products include DVD and VHS videos on EasyStand products, an interactive CD-ROM, "Life After SCI" DVD, funding guide to standing technology, EasyStand Evolv brochure, and a Standing 101 educational package. Fill out the form on the website above to receive one or all of these items.
Amputee Coalition of America
Receive amputee-related materials and a free subscription to In Motion magazine.
This page consists of the form that needs to be completed to get a free subscription. PTs and PT students are eligible to receive this free publication. PTAs may be eligible to receive it as well.
Online Physical Exam Teaching Assistant from The University of Florida College of Medicine provides video clips of vital signs and exam procedures.
PhysioTools provides a demo CD that includes sketches of exercises that can be used with patients.
“The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rehabilitation Management” magazine provides news and current issues in the rehabilitation industry.
Stretching Exercise Program from Visual Health Information (VHI)
"Choose from 74 stretching exercises to create easy-to-read, professional looking stretching routines your clients and athletes will love! With this easy to use drag and drop program, you can create, customize and print a stretching routine in minutes."
Therapeutic Exercise: Foundations and Techniques, 5th Edition
62 basic therapeutic exercise and technique videos by Kisner and Colby.
VHI's Evidence-Based Newsletter
Free evidence-based newletter publishes anew topic each month using the Visual health Information (VHI) PC-Kits exercises.
Arthrokinematics and Osteokinematics
Provides illustrations and definitions. Two animations show what happens during joint movements when the convex bone is fixed and when the concave bone is fixed.
Gait Disorder Project
Has short videos showing normal gait and the gait of patients with footdrop, hemiplegia, and Parkinson's Disease.
Includes four categories of tests: upper extremities, lower extremities, spine, and TMJ. Has images showing the test position for measurements and provides textual information on the test position, normal range, goniometer alignment, and normal end feel.
Provides diagrams and information on the hand’s bone and joint structure, ligament structure, muscle arrangement, and nerve distribution.
Joint Actions of the Upper Limb
Shows videos illustrating abduction, adduction, extension, flexion, etc. for various joints - the shoulder, wrist, elbow, thumb, etc.
Kinesiology Flash Cards
Has 119 flash cards with definitions.
Kinesiology Lecture Topics
University of Oklahoma’s Dave Thompson provides lecture notes for numerous kinesiology topics.
Muscles Activated During the Gait Cycle
Auckland Bioengineering Institute Gait videos
Muscles in Action
Shows videos which illustrate the meanings of elevation/depression, eversion/inversion, flexion/extension, circumduction, and more.
Swarm Interactive: Orthopedic Animations
Includes animations for orthopedic procedures of the hip, shoulder, spine, knee, hand, elbow, and foot and ankle.