Study Tools


I’m gradually adding things over my time in school. Check back for more updates!

My Road to PT Blog Posts

How to Study Powerpoints
How to Use Flashcards Effectively
20 Study Tips for PT School
20 Study Tips from My Professor
10 Helpful Study Tips


Quizlet – Flashcards
Anki– Flashcards
Memorang – Flashcards
GetBodySmart – Interactive Anatomy and Physiology
The BioDigital Human – 3D Anatomy
Khan Academy – Videos
Youtube – Videos
HEP 2 Go – List of exercises
The Student Physical Therapist – Special tests, articles, HEP
Physiopedia – Articles, special tests
PT Haven – Orthopedics, neurology


Essential Anatomy 5 – iPad app
Human Anatomy Atlas – iPad app
Netter 3D Anatomy – Online app

Books & Articles

The Greatest Reading List in ALL ZEE Land!!! – Great for 8 week clinicals! Articles, podcasts, blogs, etc.
2010 Essential Reading List – Update on the Best Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Strength and Conditioning Books
Resources (Eric Cressey) 
– Fat loss, nutrition, performance training, strength, business, psychology, etc.
Summer Reading – Shorter books that are a good break from reading textbooks.


Resources I Created During PT School

These are some of the charts that I’ve made during PT school that I think are helpful for anyone to use or fill out. Most of them are blank when you open them, because doing the research and completing them yourself is more beneficial than just reading something that I’ve already finished. The photos show you what my filled in ones look like, just to give you an idea of how to use every chart.

The oldest charts are at the bottom of the page, so newer ones will be posted at the top once I upload them. The preview on Google Drive also messes with the formatting sometimes, but downloading the files will make them look exactly how they’re supposed to.

Acute Care Evaluation Template

General Evaluation Template

Lab Value Reference Sheet

Special Tests

Palpation of Muscles



Joints: Position, Capsular Pattern, and End Feel



Radial Nerve Pathway

Median Nerve Pathway

Ulnar Nerve Pathway

Visceral Organs

Comparison of Muscle, Tendon, Bone, Cartilage, Ligament

Muscles: Attachment, Innervation, Action

4 thoughts on “Study Tools

  1. CIelo M says:

    Hi! My name is Cielo and I am a current junior studying Kinesiology at the University of Houston. I stumbled upon your page when I was starting my observation hours and this is by far the most helpful guide! Its especially refreshing seeing advice from someone who has done it! You’ve alleviated a lot of stress and fears I have about the road to PT!Great job!

    • myroadtopt says:

      Hi Cielo! Sorry for taking a few months to respond! I just read your comment this morning.

      Thanks for reading my blog! 🙂 I’m really glad to have helped with any stress/anxiety you have about applying to PT school. I’ve been in the same boat, and I did a TON of research when applying to school, so I figured I could help others the same way that others helped me in the process.

      Feel free to email me if you have any questions! Good luck with everything!

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