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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

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