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Reference Books

Frontera, W. R., & DeLisa, J. A. (2010). Physical medicine & rehabilitation: Principles and practice (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health.  Access ebook

Includes chapters on major conditions, chronic pain, sports medicine, aquatic rehabilitation, palliative care, assistive technology, prosthetics, orthotics, complementary & alternative medicine.

Circulating Books

Books about physical therapy are also located in the circulating collection on the second floor of the library. Use the Books/Media tab on the library website to search for books. If the book is not available at SUNY Broome, click on the "Get It" button to request that item via Interlibrary loan,

Here are some call numbers you may find useful:

  • QP301-303                             Kinesiology
  • RM695 - RM733                     Physical therapy
  • RJ53 .P5                                 Physical therapy for children
  • RC953.8 .P58                         Physical therapy for the aged
  • RM721                                    Massage
  • RD97                                      Sports physical therapy


SUNY Broome subscribes to the following journals relating to physical therapy and rehabilitation medicine:

  • JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (2014-Apr. 2018)
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy (2014-Oct. 2017)
  • Physical Therapy (1989-present in Academic OneFile)

Library Databases

The library subscribes to a number of online databases, which can be used to search for magazine and journal articles on your topic. Use the Articles tab on the  Quick Search box on the library’s homepage to search multiple databases, or click on “Articles by Subject” (Top right on the Library homepage), then choose CINAHL (choices on left) or the Health and Medicine category (in the right column).

***Note: From off-campus, you will need to enter your SUNY Broome student computer login.

Click on “Find Full-Text or Request Copy” if full-text is not provided for an article.  This will search other databases for full text, indicate holdings in BCC Library’s print subscriptions, or create an Interlibrary Loan request form in ILLiad.

Internet Sources



PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database
Database containing clinical practice guidelines, randomized controlled trials, and systematic reviews relating to physiotherapy.

Professional Associations


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