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Physical Therapist Assistant: Home

This site will provide academic resources for students and faculty in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mercyhurst College.

What are Research Guides?

Research Guides are collections of subject specific library resources.  Each Research Guide contains links to books, articles, websites, and other resources to assist you in your research.


Physical therapy specializes in protecting and restoring function and mobility through the use of therapeutic exercise, functional training and patient education. 

Physical Therapist Assistants work with individuals under the supervision/direction of a Physical Therapist to treat individuals using various therapy methods in order to promote healing and rehabilitation.

Specific therapies include:


Recreational Therapy




Massage Therapy

This guide is designed to help students and faculty access credible resources related to Physical Therapy.  Use the tabs above and to the right to find subject specific physical therapy resources.

To find articles, click on the Articles tab.

To find books, search our catalog; the Books tab of this page also lists several reference books that may be of use.

To find web resources, click on the Websites tab.

For help writing your bibliography, click on the How to Cite Sources tab.

Check out the Career Guide's tab for help in writing your resume and job listing sites.

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Physical Therapist Assistant Department