Twitter offers such fantastic opportunities to network, learn and share with physiotherapy colleagues around the world. For our #physiotalk tweetchat on World Physical Therapy Day #worldptday on Monday 8th September we have prepared an international ‘who to follow’ list with the help of @tracyjbury and @ekstokes from @WCPT1951. This has been updated in the run up to #WCPT2015 in May 2015.
This list focuses on physiotherapy professional organisations and their staff and representatives so includes individuals who may of course tweet in a personal capacity. Not everyone will be tweeting in English!
All @names below are hyperlinked, so if you click on the name it will take you straight to the person’s twitter profile for you to follow. This list focuses in twitter so we have not included Facebook groups or other social media sites, but hope to add these in the future. We hope you find this list useful, and let us know is there is anyone we should add to the list. You can also subscribe to or use our twitter list on international physiotherapy organisations by clicking here.
World Confederation for Physical Therapy
Follow @WCPT1951 for the WCPT. Key people tweeting in an individual capacity are Vice President Emma Stokes @ekstokes, European Regional representative to Executive Committee John Xerri de Caro @johnxdc, Director Professional Policy Tracy Bury @tracyjbury and Professional Policy Consultant Catherine Sykes @53CRS.
WCPT subgroup and networks include the International Federation for Sports Physical Therapists (IFSPT) @IntFSPT, International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) @IFOMPT, International Neurological Physical Therapy Association, @inpaneuroPT , WCPT Physical Therapy Pain Network @WCPTPTPN and International Physical Therapists working with Older People @IPTOPWCPT
WCPT member organisations
Austria: For the Austrian Physiotherapy Association follow CEO Stefan Moritz @stefanmoritzPA
Denmark: Danske Fysioterapeuter @fysiodk
France: Fédération Française des Masseurs-Kinésithérapeutes Rééducateurs (FFMKR) President: Paguessorhaye Daniel @paguessorhaye
Ireland: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists @_ISCP_, CEO Ruaidhri O’Connor @RuaidhriOConno1, Stephen Swanton Head of PD, @stephen_Swanton Director of Communications and Aoibhin McGreal @aoibhinMcGreal
Kuwait: Kuwait Physical Therapy Association @KPTAQ8
Netherlands: Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap Voor Fysiotherapie (KNGF) @KNGF_Fysionet
Nigeria: Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy @nigeriaphysio
Norway: Norsk Fysioterapeutforbund @norskfysio
Singapore: Singapore Physiotherapy Association @SingaporePhysio
South Africa: South African Society of Physiotherapy @physioSA
Spain: Asociación Española de Fisioterapeutas @aefisio
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Society of Physiotherapy @SLSPhysio
United Kingdom: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy @thecsp, CEO Karen Middleton @KMiddletonCSP, Chair of Council Sue Rees @CSPChair, Vice Chair Catherine Pope @cat_pope, Vice-President and Treasurer Helena Johnson @HelenaCJohnson, Deputy CEO Sue Browning @SueBrowning1, Assistant Director of Employment Relations Claire Sullivan @CSullivanCSP, and Director of Practice & Development Natalie Beswetherick @natbeswetherick.
United States of America: American Physical Therapy Association @APTAtweets, Move Forward @MoveForwardPT, APTA Student Assembly @APTASA, CEO Michael Bowers @jmichaelbowers and VP international relations Justin Moore @policy4pt.
- Physical Therapy Journal, the journal of APTA @PTJournal.
- Norwegian Journal of Physiotherapy (Norges største tidsskrift for Fysioterapeuter) Fysioterapeuten @fysioterapeut1
- Michele Harms, Editor of Physiotherapy @_Physiotherapy.
- Mark Elkins, Editor of Journal of Physiotherapy @JoP_Editor
- Joe McVeigh, Editor of Physiotherapy Practice and Research @mcveigh_joe