Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Resources

Functional Testing

Rehabilitation Measures Database
Extensive database on functional tests. Includes research on the tests, information on the psychometric properties and copies of test materials with free access.

Geriatric Assessment Tool Kit – University of MO
This is another database of functional tests. It also includes the research on the tests, psychometric properties and links to access additional information.

Examples of Therapy Goals

Stroke Center – This site contains functional testing specific for the diagnosis of CVA.

Mediware G Code Conversion Tool

Functional Test Summary

APTA Center for Integrity in Practice Documentation Page

Fall Prevention & Home Safety Materials

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contains patient education materials and information for health care providers on the STEADI program. Focuses on home safety and fall prevention. After opening link search “STEADI program.”

Vestibular Disorders Association
Helpful information for patient education on specific vestibular disorders including BPPV, neuritis, vertigo and Meniere’s disease.

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

National Council on Aging

Fall Risk Assessment Tool


Exercise Programs

Thera-band Academy
For pictures of thera-band exercises for home exercise programs.

OSHU Sports Medicine
Ohio State University. This site contains multiple exercise programs and protocols specific to diagnosis or condition. You can copy pictures of exercises for patient programs. After opening link search “patient education materials.”

Home Exercise Program 2 Go
Home exercise handouts, videos and customization options available at this site.

Bands and exercise equipment available.

Professional Organizations

APTA – American Physical Therapy Association

AOTA – American Occupational Therapy Association

NSCA – National Strength and Conditioning Association

FSBPT – Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
This organization will track CEUs for therapists and it currently handles pre-approval for continuing education courses for 18 states and the District of Columbia.

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC)

Demystifying Vestibular Rehabilitation

VEDA – Vestibular Disorders Association
Educational resources for patients and professionals on vestibular disorders.