About physiotalk


About physiotalk

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.

Our values

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:

  • Welcoming
  • Non-hierarchical
  • Respectful of other people’s views and opinions
  • Constructive – focused on supporting improvement positively and collaboratively
  • Professional – in our approach and conversations

The team

Physiotalk was co-founded by UK-based Chartered physiotherapists Janet Thomas (@JanetThomas47) and Naomi McVey (@NaomiMcVey) in 2013. We added to the team in 2018

Physiotalk’s reach

There are 30 000 @physiotalk followers from over 115 countries. Over the past 6 years we have held over 130 tweetchats with over 50 co-hosts. 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.

Physiotalk research

We have carried out research into using Physiotalk and Twitter for your CPD which was presented at WCPT in 2017 and 2019. You can read our publications and see our posters.

Share physiotalk with non-tweeting colleagues

Physiotalk-for-webYou 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.


  1. Hi physiotalk team,
    I’m not sure if this is something you can help with as I appreciate the main idea regarding your networking is sharing learning, but I am currently undertaking an online survey on Tsp Manips in UK Physios; it’s part of my MSc dissertation and I am working alongside my supervisor Nicola Heneghan and Emilio Puentedura from the US. I wondered whether you’d be Ina position to either participate in the study of its applicable? (i.e. You are a UK practicing Physio that uses Tsp Manips) and/or would be able to tweet or retweet the survey link?…
    I have the MACP, Physiopedia and the CSP via Frontline network ads on board, but the more I respondents I get, the more valid the study!
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks

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