Today we're excited to share Ann Wendel's social media resources for physical therapists. Ann is the owner of PranaPT and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource!

 WebPT has asked me to share my personal top 5 physical therapy resources in social media. This is by no means an extensive list; it is simply a list of the folks I check in with on a daily basis to share research, hash out practice issues, address topics of interest, and generally stay on top of what’s new in our profession. Enjoy checking these folks out, and feel free to add suggestions!

1) Evidence in Motion and My Physical Therapy Space 

On Twitter, Founder of EIM, Larry Benz provides a “knowledge exchange studio” that provides CE, Post Professional Certifications, Executive Program/DPT, Musculoskeletal Transitional DPT, Residencies and Fellowships, and a blog which covers topics relevant to PTs. EIM is comprised of leaders in education, research and business practice.

2) The Manual Therapist Blog by Erson Religioso, DPT

Erson is a P.T. in private practice in N.Y. State, as well as part time faculty at Daemen College and adjunct faculty at D’Youville College. He is also a mentor for Daemen College, McKenzie Institute, and the Evidence in Motion Fellowships in OMPT. He maintains a blog and is the creator of The Edge, an affordable tool for instrument assisted manual therapy.

3) Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS  

Mike is a clinician, researcher and educator; additionally, he is the Head PT for The Boston Red Sox. His website contains journal articles, clinical pearls, book and product reviews, and links to his own products, which include videos and continuing education resources.

4) Eric Cressey, MA, CSCS and Cressey Performance

Eric is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has a Masters in Kinesiology. He maintains a heavy duty writing and lecturing schedule in addition to running Cressey Performance, a high performance training facility designed by athletes for athletes. His Boston training facility offers personal training, an Elite Baseball Development Program, nutrition consultations, and pitching instruction. Eric’s website and products are designed for personal trainers and fitness professionals, yet are very relevant to PTs. He has published articles, books and DVD’s, and trains many of the MLB players in the off season. He collaborates with Mike Reinold on training programs and corrective exercise for overhead athletes. I learn from Eric on a daily basis. He is an example of what the very best Strength and Conditioning Specialists do, and a valuable resource.

5) Number 5 is a conglomeration of my favorite physical therapy/wellness/fitness resources from Twitter. There are folks that were not specifically mentioned above (I am trying to sneak in more than 5 people here. Shhh! Don’t tell.).

Physical Therapists

@DrJarodCarter

@SnippetPhysTher

@jdimick

@DrBenFung

@Myopain4u

@PacificDPTweet

@ProActivePT

@DrDavidGeier

Strength and Conditioning

@MikeGBT

@Jon_PTDC

@benbruno1

@tonygentilcore1

@JustinCaseCSCS

@JohnRomaniello

@GirlsGoneStrong

@jensinkler

@bretcontreras

@AlKavadlo

@cliftonharski

Nutrition

@whole9life

@robbwolf

@PrimalMedEd

@ChrisKresser

The PT’s Guide to Billing - Regular BannerThe PT’s Guide to Billing - Small Banner
  • articleMay 17, 2012 | 3 min. read

    #solvept and #socialortho

    This post was contributed by  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource and thought leader! I wanted to take a moment to make everyone aware of some great interactions that are happening on Twitter, where healthcare providers are discussing issues pertinent to the current and future state of care. (If you aren’t on Twitter, go register right now!) The …

  • How to Spend Your Clinic’s Marketing Dollars for Maximum Returns Image

    articleAug 17, 2016 | 11 min. read

    How to Spend Your Clinic’s Marketing Dollars for Maximum Returns

    As author and marketing guru Seth Godin says, “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” If you want to stand out in the rehab therapy marketplace—and potentially grow your clinic—then spending money on marketing is essential. But, to ensure a maximum return on investment, you’ve got to carve out—and carefully manage—your physical therapy clinic’s budget. Knowing where to put those dollars can …

  • 5 Tips for Maximizing your Travel PT Lifestyle Image

    articleSep 29, 2016 | 7 min. read

    5 Tips for Maximizing your Travel PT Lifestyle

    Life as a traveling therapist has numerous perks: the freedom to live in various places across the country, multiple clinic settings to choose from, and of course, higher pay. But the most exciting benefit is the ability to take full control over your career and design the work-life balance you’ve always hoped for. Over the last few years, my wife and I (both therapists) have made it our goal to live in places others only visit on …

  • articleMar 26, 2012 | 3 min. read

    One Day I’ll Open Up My Own Private Practice

    When I was a physical therapy student, I always knew that one day I would open up my own private practice.  My initial perceptions were only about the money, deliriously thinking that in private practice I’d make big bucks while at the same time doing what I love practicing physical therapy.  Selfish, I know.  Well I’ve grown much wiser since then.  I’ve learned that such a reality, while not entirely impossible, is not the way I’d want …

  • Outcomes: A Clinician’s Simple Perspective Image

    articleMar 30, 2016 | 6 min. read

    Outcomes: A Clinician’s Simple Perspective

    International performance improvement expert H. James Harrington said, “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”  Using outcomes instruments is an effective and relatively easy method for measuring and understanding a patient’s response to treatment. With a clearer understanding of patient responses to therapy interventions, …

  • articleDec 19, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Inspiration from Caffeine

    Today’s blog post comes from Kenji Carp, PT, OCS, ATC, an Advanced Competency Certified Vestibular Therapist and Clinic Director of Cooperative Performance & Rehabilitation . To be honest, the first thing that really inspires me each morning is coffee. I have had many patients and friends recommend I switch to tea for all of the health benefits in addition to the caffeine, but if I made the switch, I would miss the bone-jarring effects of the acid …

  • articleAug 23, 2012 | 4 min. read

    What is AHS12 and Why Should We Care?

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant (@PranaPT). Thanks Ann! This past weekend, I had the pleasure of doing a poster presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) held on the campus of Harvard Law School. It was one of the most exciting conferences I have ever attended, and I would like to share a bit about it. …

  • This Week in PT News, September 12 Image

    articleSep 12, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, September 12

    People Worldwide Celebrate Physical Therapy   On September 8, physical therapists around the world observed World PT Day by celebrating the value of physical therapy. To help PTs get the word out on social media, we started a campaign that allowed physical therapists to tweet about their profession—and the response was amazing. We hope physical therapists continue to tell the world about physical therapy every single day—and not limit themselves to singing the praises of PT just …

  • articleApr 25, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Planting Seeds for the Future

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT . Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active Tweeter ( @PranaPT ). Thanks, Ann! WebPT’s theme for the month of April focuses on protecting and bettering the planet . As Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga stated , “While we want everyone to play their part in protecting and bettering our planet, we also want any green initiatives to benefit your practice—and your patients.” …

Achieve greatness in practice with the ultimate EMR for PTs, OTs, and SLPs.