Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing professions. With over 25,000 students enrolled in physical therapy programs throughout the United States, it's also becoming a competitive field. Like any medical field, there is constantly changing information and as a student it can be tough to learn established knowledge while keeping up with new research. If you're a PT student, check out these Twitter accounts for PT research and news, career advice, and job listings.
PT Think Tank
PT Think Tank is the Twitter account for PTThinkTank.com, a blog that began by covering many facets of physical therapy, and now hosts weekly Twitter talks for students enrolled in Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. The Twitter chats include professional physical therapists, students, and professors and they often have a featured guest that contributes to the conversation. The talks are hosted by @LaurenrSPT every Wednesday.
Allied Travel Careers
As a student, you will be looking for jobs and internships over the course of your PT education, and assuming you're young and flexible, traveling physical therapy jobs are a great way to spend the first few years of your professional career. @PTtraveljobs is the Twitter account of AlliedTravelCareers.com and they tweet out traveling physical therapy opportunities that are great for recent grads looking for exciting careers.
Physical Therapy Web
Physical Therapy Web posts educational PT articles from their website and other physical therapy sites around the web. They have a lot of articles based on sports physical therapy, so if you're a student specializing in sports PT, this is a great resource to follow for the latest news and research on sports therapy.
American Physical Therapy Association’s Student Assembly
The student resources Twitter page for the American Physical Therapy Association features tweets by PT students on issues they care about including study and educational resources, networking events around the country, and advice for students on how to network and stay connected within the PT community.
Physical Therapy Journal
Finally, the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Physical Therapy Journal, tweets from @PTJournal. This is a great account to follow if you're looking to stay updated on the latest PT research. You have to be an APTA member to read the full research articles, but abstracts are available and they also tweet other content such as videos of lectures and Podcasts.MMAR Medical blogs about medical topics, including physical therapy, sports health, and more. They also supply a wide range of therapy products in their store at wholesale pricing.