SPTS is the only APTA section that provides access to three journals with membership.

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International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT) addresses current physical therapy trends and practices to improve the care of the recreationally active individual. The online-only format is perfect for the on-the-go clinician. Previously published as the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (NAJSPT), the name change in January 2011 reflects its international readership, and its status as an official publication of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT). The IJSPT is published six times annually and is published by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.

The journal is currently indexed by PubMed, CINAHL and Sport Discus. 

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Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) was first published in the summer of 1979. Since that time JOSPT has grown into an international resource of peer-reviewed musculoskeletal and sports literature for physical therapists and other healthcare professionals and researchers. You now have personal access to the clinical, basic, and translational science research published monthly to supplement your practice.

Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides multidisciplinary research of interest to any member of the sports medicine team. This bimonthly publication is a collaboration of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS). Information about sports medicine is presented in many formats, including review articles, original research articles, case studies, imaging challenges, short updates, legal briefs, editorials, and letters to the editor.

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