A ‘who to follow’ for international physiotherapy organisations

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

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????There are a number of physiotherapy organisations from around the world actively using twitter:

Australia: The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) @apaphysio,  CEO Cris Massis @crismassis and President Marcus Dripps @Mdripps

Austria: For the Austrian Physiotherapy Association follow CEO Stefan Moritz @stefanmoritzPA 

Belgium: Axxon, Physical Therapy in Belgium @AxxonBe Johan Hesselmans @AxxonJohan

Canada: Canadian Physiotherapy Association @PhysioCan and CEO Michael Brennan @miketbrennan

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

Malta:   Malta Association of Physiotherapists @physiosmalta, President  Matthew Azzopardi @fiz100 and CEO MariaLouisa Busuttil @MariaLouisaBusu 

Netherlands: Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap Voor Fysiotherapie (KNGF) @KNGF_Fysionet

New Zealand: Physiotherapy New Zealand @PhysioNZ and Movement for Life @PhysiotherapyNZ

Nigeria:  Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy @nigeriaphysio 

Norway:  Norsk Fysioterapeutforbund @norskfysio

Saudi Arabia:  Saudi Physical Therapy Association @Spta_Media and past President Hana Sobayel @hanasobayel

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

Sweden: Swedish Association of Physiotherapists – President Stefan Jutterdal @StefanJutterdal and also Helena Pepa @HelenaPepa

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.

Physiotherapy Journals

  • 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


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