Posted on Monday August 17 2015 by RIG Healthcare
As a follower of social media I believe a health professional stands a lot to gain from engaging with it when used appropriately. Obviously those listed below are not the definitive top 10 and yours may vary from mine but these 10 make a solid start.
1. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Where else to start really? The CSP is the professional body and trade union for physiotherapists in the UK and its twitter feed provides a large amount of information in regards to latest news within the physiotherapy profession.
Serving as an ever expanding knowledge base run by and for physiotherapists, Physiopedia is a continuously updated encyclopedia of physiotherapy knowledge. They can be found on twitter and at their website. They also provide daily updates to new resources, research, and physiotherapy workshops happening around the world.
3. Adam Meakins
Otherwise known as the sports physio he can be found regularly publishing content on his blog at the below address. Primarily considered as a shoulder specialist Adam Meakins will impart his views and opinions on a wide range of subjects and is not afraid to tackle one or two sacred cows. You can also find him on twitter.
Ran by Naomi McVey and Janet Thomas, this twitter feed regularly hosts tweet-chats and provides other social media resources for physiotherapists and has the aim of “Helping physios to learn, share & influence with social media”. They also have regular podcasts which are very insightful!
5. Pelvic Exercises
This twitter feed provides pelvic exercises videos and expert information for strengthening your pelvic floor and exercising safely. This is an Australian run twitter feed which provides great information on how to strengthen the pelvic floor safely.
6. Karim Khan
A Canadian sports physician and academic who is an advocate of physical activity and its benefits. This twitter feed provides a large amount of variety from the latest clinical evidence updates to the latest topical events.
PhysioWIzz is an excellent social media feed designed for students and other healthcare professionals to share, learn and partake in continual professional development. Like before, this provides a large variety of content and you will surely find something that will benefit you.
8. Physio Matters
Physio Matters is the brainchild of Jack Chews. This twitter feed provides a large amount of clinical insights and sparks a lot of debate with their weekly podcast which is definitely worth a listen. One of my favoured podcasts to listen to at the moment.
9. Karen Middleton
Chief executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She is very engaged in social media and gives a lot of valuable insights while also retweeting profession relevant feeds.
10. Diane Touch
This social media feed provides thought provoking updates for physiotherapists and sets out to bust myths on manual therapy, neuroplasticity amongst other subjects. Well worth a follow!
What platforms do you use and who can you recommend following?
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