About physiotalk

physiotalk-logo-rgbPhysiotalk was launched in 2013. We use tweetchats, blogs and other web-based content to help physiotherapists improve their knowledge and practice as well as health and healthcare.

Our tweet chats take place every other week on a Monday evening at 8pm UK time (GMT or BST).

Physiotalk’s aims are to help the UK and global physiotherapy community to:

  • Learn – through structured pre-chat information and regular tweetchat discussions on education, evidence and practice in physiotherapy and healthcare.
  • 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 on evidence and practice.
  • Share ideas, information, perspectives, experiences and good practice.
  • Influence the knowledge and behaviours of peers, as well as promoting the impact of physiotherapy to the wider health and healthcare system.

Here’s a video we’ve developed that we hope gives a flavour of what twitter in health is all about.

Physiotalk’s reach

There are 14,000+ @physiotalk followers from over 110 countries. Over the past 2 years we have held over 55 tweetchats with 40 co-hosts. More than 5,400 people have used the #physiotalk hashtag in over 43,800 tweets, with a over 85 million impressions. 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.

The team

Physiotalk-for-webPhysiotalk was co-founded by UK-based physiotherapists Janet Thomas (@JanetThomas47) and Naomi McVey (@NaomiMcVey) in 2013, and joined by Rory Twogood (@RoryTwogood) in 2015.

Share physiotalk with non-tweeting colleagues

You can download and print this flyer by clicking here: Physiotalk Flyer (lots of 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.

2 thoughts on “About physiotalk

  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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