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Pelvic Health Rehabilitation: Open Access to the Evidence

A guide created for participants of the Pelvic Health Solutions 3rd Pelvic Health Symposium held at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada on May 1, 2016.

Journal Citation Searching: Google Scholar

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Journal Citation Searching: PubMed

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Current Awareness: PubMed Search Results

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