The APA Research Portal provides comprehensive, full-text resources from world-class medical and allied health research databases, including the complete MEDLINE and CINAHL indexes.
The portal allows you to simultaneously search databases, access more than 3000 full-text journals, use folders to easily manage research and receive email alerts when a new journal issue or article matching a selected topic is published. You can also access the portal on smartphone and tablet devices through a free app download.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or use of such information or advice) that is provided by these resources or incorporated into them by reference. We provide these resources on the understanding that all members accessing them take responsibility for assessing its clinical relevance and accuracy prior to using these resources with their clients or patients.
The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) is a global evidence resource for physiotherapy, with more than 36 000 randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.
It includes the most complete indexing of high-level evidence about the effects of physiotherapy interventions with direct links to full texts. All trials are rated for quality to quickly guide users to trial reports that are most likely to be valid and contain sufficient statistical information to guide clinical practice.