Over the last decade, physical therapy bloggers have come—and physical therapy bloggers have gone. That’s why I’m updating my post on the top physical therapy blogs you should be reading. If you’re looking to learn from the people who are pushing this great industry forward, then look no further. This list is chock-full of great PT educational resources, so you’ll be sure to find uber-relevant information. (Don’t see what you want to read in this list? Perhaps it’s time to start your own blog.) Without further ado—and in no particular order—here are the top physical therapy blogs you should be reading:
1. Mike Reinold’s blog. Mike Reinolds is a PT, strength and conditioning coach, and performance enhancement specialist who founded his own private practice PT and performance practice after working with The Boston Red Sox, The American Sports Medicine Institute, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Winner of Therapydia’s coveted Best Overall Blog in 2013, Mike Reinold’s blog is a combination of great articles and episodes of the #AskMikeReinold show.
2. The Manual Therapist. Doctor E’s Modern Manual Therapy blog won Therapyedia’s Best Overall Blog in 2014. He publishes posts on a variety of subjects—everything from mobilizations for acute ankle inversions to the importance of providing reassurance to patients.
3. Allan Besselink’s blog. Here’s a forward-thinking blog with a nice mix of serious and lighthearted topics—all written by a therapist with extensive clinical experience and an obvious passion for the profession. Here is one of my all-time favorite posts of his.
4. Julie Wiebe’s blog. Julie represents the #pelvicmafia, so if you’re interested in pelvic health, check out her blog—and her video blog. While you’re at it, search for #pelvicmafia on Twitter for more great pelvic health content.
5. In Touch Physical Therapy. Penned by Harrison Vaughan, DPT, this blog is full of really good content on all things evidence-based physical therapy.
6. Forward Thinking PT. Here’s another great blog focused on evidence-based practice and advocacy—although, as of 2017, author Joseph Brence put the site up for sale so he could focus on clinical practice. So, the content is already outdated. However, if you’re driven to move the industry forward—and you want to take over the torch at forwardthinkingpt.com—you can send your bid to Joe here.
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1. UpDoc Media. Drs. Gene Shirokobrod, Ben Fung, Joe Palmer, and Erson Religioso co-founded UpDoc Media—a digital media marketing company specializing in physical therapy services. As you would imagine, the blog exists at the intersection of physical therapy and marketing.
2. Dr. Jarod Carter’s blog. This is a great blog for private practice owners—specifically, those operating (or considering operating) a cash-based clinic. Dr. Carter offers a mix of how-tos for starting a practice and general musings and industry analysis.
3. WebPT’s blog. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention WebPT’s great business-focused content. If you’re struggling to understand Medicare, want to know what’s coming down the pike for our industry, or are looking to improve your online search strategy, you’ll find it all right here.
1. BodyinMind. This blog is run by a group of Australian clinicians and scientists who explore pain as it relates to the body and mind. The team focuses on providing evidence-based research and analysis on issues every orthopedic clinic faces.
2. Physiological. This is a blog “where physiotherapy gets logical”—and it’s written by two friends, Kenny Venere and Chris Joyce. Both are ahead of the curve, think critically (and force you to do the same), and are the type of people we need pushing our profession forward.
3. Better Movement. This blog has hundreds of articles on the science of movement and pain—all presented in a condensed, accurate, and practical manner. It’s better than pulling out your old textbooks.
4. HealthSkills Blog. To learn about the nuances of chronic pain and patient care, this is the blog to see.
5. PT Think Tank. This was one of the first blogs I stumbled on when I found the online PT community, and the messages immediately resonated with me. Plus, us Quinnipiac grads need to stick together. If you’re just entering the social media scene, the PT Hashtag Project is required reading.
6. Evidence In Motion Blog. EIM is well known throughout the rehab community for its focus on education and advocacy—and the EIM blog doesn’t disappoint. If you want to know where the profession is going, what you should be doing, or you just want to get pumped up reading about physical therapy, head over and dive in.
There you have it: 15 of the best physical therapy blogs on the Internet today. Have another PT blog you find valuable? Tell us about it in the comments.