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Physiopedia: one big constantly updating online textbook written and edited by physiotherapists for physiotherapists (continuing professional development series)
  1. Adam G Culvenor1,2
  1. 1Institute of Anatomy at Salzburg and Nuremburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
  2. 2School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam G Culvenor, Institute of Anatomy at Salzburg and Nuremburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg 5020, Austria; adam.culvenor{at}

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Building a place where all physiotherapists can freely unite, collaborate, learn and contribute to improving global health— Rachael Lowe, Physiopedia Director

What is Physiopedia?

Physiopedia is a free online resource of physiotherapy knowledge, collaboratively written and edited by physiotherapists ( Essentially Wikipedia for physiotherapists, Physiopedia uses an innovative Wiki platform enabling any qualified physiotherapist from anywhere around the globe to contribute and edit content. It is built around collaborative group authoring, with the aim of gathering the sum of all physiotherapy knowledge and making it freely available to all (including the general public). For the busy sports physiotherapist, Physiopedia offers an abundance of tissue-specific (eg, tendons, muscles) and joint-specific (eg, knee, shoulder) resources in one place at a click of a button, as well as lots of other physiotherapy-related material.

Physiopedia receives ~1 million visits per month from over 200 countries, and the more than 2000 knowledge-based pages are updated by physiotherapists on average of 200 times per day. Free online content is made up largely …

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  • Funding AC is supported by a European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN; KNEEMO) under grant agreement no 607510.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.