And the winners are…

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The time has come, the 2014 PT Blog Awards voting has officially closed. So, without further ado, the winners are…

Best Overall Blog: The Manual Therapist

Best Clinic Blog: Dr.JarodCarter.com

Best PT Technology Blog: MedBridge Education

Best PT Blog: MikeReinold.com

Best Student Blog: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Best Advocacy Blog: Evidence in Motion

Best Research in a Blog: Forward Thinking PT

Best Use of Social Media: #DPT Student Tweet Chat

Best Use of Video: ChrisJohnsonPT.com

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!  Thank you to all who participated and helped recognize the hard work and valuable information these bloggers contribute to the physical therapy profession. We encourage you to check out these great blogs as well as all the blogs nominated. View all the winners and nominees of the 2014 PT Blog Awards here.

 

The 2014 PT Blog Award Nominations are open!

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The 2014 PT Blog Awards are here! Nominations officially opened today,  April 7, 2014, until April 13, 2014.  We will tally the community’s top 5 nominees in each category for final voting on April 14, 2014. The final winners will be announced on May 12, 2014. The winner of each category will receive an iPad mini to help them continue to blog and advance their practice from the clinic or in the field!

The awards are meant to reward and recognize exceptional bloggers and to promote online content creation in the field of Physical Therapy. The categories of PT Blog Awards are as follows:

  • “Best Overall Blog”
  • “Best Clinic Blog”
  • “Best PT Blog” “
  • “Best Student Blog”
  • “Best Advocacy Blog”
  • “Best Research in a Blog”
  • “Best Use of Social Media”
  • “Best Use of Video”
  • “Best PT Technology Blog” – new!

Nominate here!

Ask a PT: Shin Splints

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Shin splints, the nagging lower leg pain that occurs below the knee either on the front outside part of the leg or the inside of the leg, strike again. Help answer this week’s featured question:

What are some quick fixes for shin splints?

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Spruce up your blogs, we’ll be opening nominations for the second annual PT Blog Awards very soon! Expect prizes, fun and some good old fashioned competition. Stay tuned!

Ask a PT: What Does Kinesio Tape Do?

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Kinesio tape spotted off of the court and onto the runway. Versace, Spring 2014 collection.

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Is it a fad or does it really work? Give us your opinion. Help answer this week’s featured question:

What does kinesio tape do?

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Ask a PT: Lower Back Pain

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What are the best solutions for lower back pain (without surgery!)?

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Ask a PT: Plantar Fasciitis

Screen-Shot-2014-02-21-at-11.42.41-AMHelp answer this week’s featured Ask a PT question:

Exercises to move off of orthotics with plantar fasciitis?

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Introducing Ask a PT!

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Our newsletters and updates have been quiet for some time while we’ve been busy behind the scenes working on new Therapydia.com features. In our never ending quest to elevate the PT profession and educate consumers about its benefits, we decided to create Ask a PT, a Q&A forum linking patients and PTs directly.

We’ll be circulating a new question each week. Not only will your participation get users on their path to wellness, you’ll be helping to build the physical therapy knowledge base and your thought leadership. Keep your eyes peeled for contests and other fun to come.
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Therapydia launches Find a PT, a free tool matching consumers with expert physical therapists

Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 12.57.11 PMMill Valley, CA- Therapydia, the largest online community dedicated to physical therapy, has launched a new tool to help consumers find physical therapists in their area based on expertise, ailment and more.

“We designed our Find a PT feature from the eye of the patient, driven by ease of use,” said Jonathan Shariat, Director of Product.“ It’s simple for users to search within their city, by specialty, or for a specific therapist.  We surface PTs with the highest Social Pulse Score, our ranking of how active PTs are online, to the top, making it easy to find PTs who write the best blogs, have great Yelp rankings, and interact with patients online. “

Technology and legislature, a winning formula for patients
Traditionally, a person could not receive treatment from a physical therapist without first getting a referral from a physician. However, many states now allow direct access to physical therapy treatment without a prescription saving patients time, money, and empowering them to find the best care for them.

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Therapydia Wellness Outing: West Point Inn

As a company dedicated to physical therapy, it’s no surprise that the Therapydia team is an active crew. While we have the typical schedules to be expected at a busy start-up, we make sure to get out of the office as a team at least once a month to get some fresh air or try a new wellness activity. Given that our headquarters are in Mill Valley, California, we don’t have to travel far. This month we explored our backyard, Mount Tamalpais. After a rigorous hike, we stopped at the historic West Point Inn for some hydration, a game of horseshoes and an out of this world view!

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Stay tuned for more updates from our adventures!

Be well.

-Team Therapydia