Summer Reading used to involve finding a novel or picking up the latest research journal. However, nowadays, physical therapists can find some great reading online. The following blogs offer some great insights and entertainment. The conversations that used to happen over coffee or in the break room have moved online; this is true for all things physical therapy, as well. We thought we’d save you some time, and give you a brief introduction to some of the best PT Blogs and forums online today.
Bookmark this page, and explore one new blog a week. Summer will be over before you know it!
If you’re looking for a community of experienced clinicians, ongoing dialogue, and a healthy dose of skepticism, you’ll find it here. The web design is definitely lacking, but information abounds.
This is the blog of the APTA. It has helpful patient and therapist resources that are visually intuitive and well-organized. It also has many educational podcasts and videos to tap into for therapists and patients alike.
Dedicated to continuing education, the blog contains articles pertaining mainly to the academic sphere. Several courses are available through EIM that you can use individually or for your business.
Resources on this blog abound with a broad spectrum of articles on practical issues for physical therapists, from neuromatrix models of pain, to salary, to the top-5 work-related injuries.
Therapydia was created to support clinics that emphasize holistic care with therapy, like Yoga, TRX and pilates. The posts can sometimes be infrequent, but contain some excellent content.
If you are a visual learner, this site, which also promotes Reinhold’s practice, Champion Physical Therapy in Boston, has many nice lectures, and how-to videos.
This blog wrestles with many political issues with Physical Therapy. As a scholarly blog, it also has resources for peer reviews of clinical documentation and surgical reviews. An excellent blog to feed your intellectual side.
If you are concerned about the business-end of your practice, this blog focuses on cash-based physical therapy. It provides resources like a free e-book on cash-based physical therapy services.
A site meant to let you relax and laugh a little at the hectic life of a therapist with satirical articles, and a compendium of memes.
A blog devoted to helping people find a more intentional way of moving that is easier on the body. Full of well-researched articles from a fresh perspective, the author, former lawyer Todd Hargrove, is certified in Rolfing and Feldenkrais, not physical therapy.
An excellent resource for looking how technology is being integrated into physical therapy. Written by several physical therapists, it offers lengthy, yet enjoyable posts.
This is just a smattering of what is out there for blogs on Physical Therapy, but each one has it’s niche according to what you may be desiring on a certain day. By joining the online dialogue about current therapy education and trends, you keep your mind active and your practice relevant to the ever-changing field of physical therapy. Click here to find other helpful articles like this one, on the PT Solutions’ Blog!