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

Janice Haas-  Director of PTA Program & Assistant Professor

Tricia Mahoney - Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education  

     & Assistant Professor

Jo Anne Whaling- PTA Lab Assistant




    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.

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    Physical Therapy Books

    A few selected titles from the library collection.  For more specific titles/subjects use the "Books" tab at the top of the page.

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    Foundations of Physical Therapy: A 21st Century View of the Profession - Ronald W. Scott
    Call Number: RM700 .S375 2002
    ISBN: 0071355901
    xvii, 484 p. : ill.

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    Developing Cultural Competence in Physical Therapy Practice - Jill Black Lattanzi
    Call Number: RM705 .L38 2006
    ISBN: 0803611951
    xiv, 417 p. : ill., maps

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    Effective Documentation for Physical Therapy Professionals - Eric Shamus
    Call Number: RM713 .S74 2004
    ISBN: 0071400656
    255 p. : ill.

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    Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy - Toby Long
    Call Number: RJ53.P5 L66 2002
    ISBN: 0781727995
    xi, 299 p. : ill.

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