Physiotalk is a tweetchat community for physiotherapists by physiotherapists. It is run by volunteers, and everything we do is free and open access.
Launched in 2013, we use tweetchats, blogs and other web-based content to help physiotherapists to improve health and healthcare though the conversations, connections and networks we make on social media.
Our vision and objectives
Our vision is that all physiotherapists are skilled and confident in use social media collaboratively to learn and share with others in order to improve our practice and services, and promote high quality physiotherapy.
Our objectives are to help the Physiotherapy community to:
- Learn through structured pre-chat information, tweetchat discussions and transcripts on education, evidence and practice in physiotherapy, health and healthcare.
- Share ideas, perspectives, challenges, sucesses and good practice.
- Network with other physiotherapists, healthcare professionals and others online in order to share learning and ideas, building a sense of national and international community, and encourage critical thinking and evidence and practice.
- Influence the knowledge and behaviours of peers, as well as the wider health and healthcare system – raising awareness of the role and impact of physiotherapy.
Social media can be a hugely positive place, it can also be very challenging. These are the values that guide how we plan and do our work:
- Respectful of other people’s views and opinions
- Constructive – focused on supporting improvement positively and collaboratively
- Professional – in our approach and conversations
Physiotalk was co-founded by UK-based Chartered physiotherapists Janet Thomas (@JanetThomas47) and Naomi McVey (@NaomiMcVey) in 2013.
There are 18,000+ @physiotalk followers from over 110 countries. Over the past 3 years we have held over 80 tweetchats with 40 co-hosts. More than 5,500 people have used the #physiotalk hashtag in over 50,000 tweets. Our website has over 30,000 hits a year.
We do this in our spare time, as volunteers, with no regular sources of funding or sponsorship. Find out more on ERWCPT physiotalk poster.
Share physiotalk with non-tweeting colleagues
You can download, print and share this flyer by clicking here: Physiotalk Flyer.
Our thanks to Liz and Jonathon from Tailored Creative for doing this for us.
The opinions we express in this website and blog are our own, and all blog posts indicate the author. This blog and website does not reflect the opinions of our employers or the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and we are responsible for its content.