The Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®) publishes scientifically rigorous, clinically relevant content for physical therapists and others in the health care community to advance musculoskeletal and sports-related practice globally. To this end, JOSPT features the latest evidence-based research and clinical cases in musculoskeletal health, injury, and rehabilitation, including physical therapy, orthopaedics, sports medicine, and biomechanics.

With an impact factor of 2.825, JOSPT is among the highest ranked physical therapy journals in Thomson Reuters's Journal Citation Reports, Science Edition (2016). JOSPT stands eighth of 65 journals in the category of rehabilitation, twelfth of 76 journals in orthopedics, and twelfth of 81 journals in sport sciences. JOSPT's 5-year impact factor is 3.802.

Access for SPTS Members:

Members log in to using their email addresses and the passwords they select, so they can choose the same password they use for the AASPT site if desired.

The username will always be the email address the member gave to APTA when signing up/renewing with the association.

Once logged in, the member should click on his/her name in our site’s top blue navigation bar (You are signed in as: Member Name). The member will then see his/her My Account page where he/she may update a password or set preferences for the alerts our website automatically sends when new content is posted.

The JOSPT office staff are always glad to help anyone who has difficulty logging in: toll-free at 1-877-766-3450 or email

Member information is updated daily on the JOSPT website. This occurs at about 8:30 am each morning, and adds new members and updates renewed member records.