Posted on Wednesday October 15 2014 by RIG Healthcare
By Carl Cachia, Physiotherapist
I am a big follower of social media as I believe a health professional can learn from it, when used appropriately. Over the past 5 years, we have seen a massive boom in the number of people using Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and many other sites. What I love about using these sites is that top therapists around the world are able to share their knowledge and help others. Without further ado, here are my top 3 therapists from around the world.
1. Adam Meakins @adammeakins
Adam is a specialized physiotherapist in the field of sports injuries and musculoskeletal medicine. He has a very interesting blog that I read weekly. You can view it here at; http://thesportsphysio.wordpress.com/. He has worked with a number of professional athletes in football. He is considered by many as a shoulder specialist, but I like to read his ideas on other joints, including the hip, back, sacroiliac joints. Head over to his blog, I am sure you will find it very interesting.
2. Mike Reinold @mikereinold
Mike Reinold is an American Physiotherapist who resides at mikereinold.com. He is considered a leader in the field of sport medicine and performance, together with functional training. He is also a certified strength and condition coach. He has worked for a number of years in the professional field and for the Boston Red Sox baseball team. His area of interest, hence lies in the shoulder, but his videos and articles are impressive. He also teaches privately via his Inner circle webinars, great ways to learn for a small amount of money. What I love about what he offers is that he is able to integrate his physiotherapy skills with rehabilitation, making sure the athlete or patient is getting the full spectrum of recovery.
3. Diane Lee @danielleept
One of the famous physiotherapists out of Canada is Diane Lee. Diane has been in the physiotherapy industry since 1976 so she has a ton of knowledge and experience. She has also written 4 books on the spine and is a big believer of treating the whole person, something she termed the Integrated Systems Model. This model aims to understand the unique presentation of each patient that one assessed and helps with treatment planning.
Nowadays, I spend too much time on my phone or tablet when I am traveling, whether I am on the train, plane or a car. I love to save videos, webinars and articles to read on rainy Sunday mornings or on a trip and I believe the above 3 therapists have something for everyone. As always, aim to push yourself more to grow and learn!
Who do you recommend to follow?