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The 8 Best Physical Therapy Blogs & Vlogs

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Subscribing to professional blogs and vlogs is one of the easiest ways for busy PTs like you to stay up-to-date on all the latest industry news and developments. The only problem is that no one has the time to go through all the blogs and vlogs out there.

But guess what? We do. We streamlined this process for you, did some research — including crowdsourcing suggestions from some established PT pros — and pulled together a list of the best physical therapy blogs and vlogs around. We based our choices on several criteria points, including engagement, inspirational and unique content, and accurate representation of current research and techniques.

The "Best Physical Therapy Blogs & Vlogs" Categories

  • Best Sports PT Blogs
  • Best Pediatric PT Blog
  • Best Travel PT Blog
  • Best Blogs for PT/PTA Students
  • Best Blogs for Continuing Education
  • Best Blogs for Physical Therapy Business Owners
  • Best Physical Therapy Vlogs

It’s time to start reading, learning, and growing your PT practice!

The Best Physical Therapy Blogs for 2022 (Berxi)

The Best Sports Physical Therapy Blogs

1. Mike Reinold

  • Author/Publisher: Mike Reinold, DPT, ATC, CSCS
  • What It Covers: Reinold does a deep - dive into the evaluation and treatment of specific conditions, with a strong focus on current research and techniques.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Rehab techniques for foot/ankle, hand/wrist, hip, shoulder, elbow, and spine
    • Evidence - based coaching and practice
    • Functional rehabilitation
    • Performance training
    • Injury prevention and strength training for baseball
  • Why You’ll Love It: Reinold’s focus on current research and techniques makes for invaluable reading if you’re looking to strengthen your PT practice. And because Reinold regularly shares links to other relevant and helpful PT blogs, you can expand your knowledge without making any extra effort. If you are wondering about developing a sports - specific specialization, Reinold’s extensive experience helping baseball athletes may inspire you to further research this area of PT.

2. PT Progress

  • Author/Publisher: Tim Fraticelli, DPT, MBA, CFP
  • What It Covers: This blog posts entries every few days providing advice about the challenges PTs face every day and how to handle them.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • Documentation
    • Pay and reimbursement
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Career development and education opportunities
    • Health updates and treatments
  • Why You’ll Love It: Not only does PT Progress help patients find success in all phases of their rehabilitation process, it also helps PTs understand the business side of things, which can help them expand their practices.

The Best Pediatric Physical Therapy Blog

3. Lauren Baker

  • Author/Publisher: Lauren Baker, PT, DPT
  • What It Covers: As a pediatric physical therapist, Baker writes about how to deal with children experiencing gross motor skill difficulties that impact their ability to explore the world. She discusses some methods to treat these types of challenges and suggests other resources for parents.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • PT equipment and tools designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
    • Management of plagiocephaly using the Baby Begin method
    • Parent resources
    • Physical therapist career development guides
  • Why You’ll Love It: The blog’s simple and photo - heavy design makes for easy and fun reading. But don’t be fooled into thinking that this friendly design means the blog is any less informative. Baker’s tips for treating children’s motor issues include equipment and toy recommendations, for example, which could save you significant time and effort. And her posts discussing topics of concern for patients such as filling out insurance forms effectively model useful topics for your practice.

The Best Travel Physical Therapy Blog

4. Hobo Health

  • Author/Publisher: James Spencer, DPT, OCS, CSCS
  • What It Covers: Blogger Spencer and his wife, Kate, are both traveling PTs. This blog includes nuts - and - bolts information on all the aspects of working as a traveling PT, as well as personal stories and adventures.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • How to get started — everything you need to know about finding work, licensure, contracts, and interviewing
    • Professional conferences and educational opportunities to keep on your radar
    • Lifestyle insights, including location choices, managing personal relationships from the road, and clinical settings to consider
  • Why You’ll Love It: This “been there, still doing that” blog provides a rare combination of personal, anecdotal information, and well - researched, comprehensive insights about making it in the field of traveling PT.

The Best Physical Therapy Blog for PT & PTA Students

5. The PT Student

  • Author/Publisher: Jennifer Bresnick, PT, DPT
  • What It Covers: This blog addresses the needs of current and future PT and PTA students. It also includes a premium service for $9.99 a month, which provides additional learning tools like practice test questions.
  • Areas of Focus (in free version):
    • How to pick a school
    • The enrollment process
    • Time management
    • Test - taking skills
    • Study strategies
    • What to expect in the classroom and lab
    • Internships
  • Why You’ll Love It: The free version of the PT Student blog has a massive amount of well - organized content that’s written in an easy - to - understand format. The free version also includes a student - to - student forum, so you can interact with your peers and ask them questions.

The Best Physical Therapy Blog for Continuing Education

6. Evidence in Motion

  • Author/Publisher: Evidence in Motion Staff
  • What It Covers: EIM is a provider of post - professional educational programs for PTs. Their blog consists primarily of articles and podcasts, and strives to bridge the gap between academics and professional life.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • Industry insights
    • Evidence - based practice
    • Career development
  • Why You’ll Love It: The EIM blog features op - ed - style articles on compelling topics of interest to practicing PTs. It’s a valuable resource for pros in the field who are looking for conference recaps, career building tips, and business - specific views.

The Best Blog for Physical Therapy Business Owners

7. WebPT Blog

  • Author/Publisher: WebPT Staff
  • What It Covers: The WebPT blog is a terrific resource for PTs who have their own businesses, as well as for those who are thinking about taking the plunge. It gets right into the nitty - gritty aspects of business ownership.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • What to consider before buying an established practice
    • Dealing with insurance companies and falling reimbursements
    • Medicare, billing, and HIPAA regulation
    • Working with doctors
    • Metrics and analytics reporting
    • Using technology in the studio
  • Why You’ll Love It: The WebPT blog breaks down important issues into small, digestible bites. The company’s State of Rehab Therapy Report, referenced in multiple blog posts, provides valuable stats on issues directly impacting PTs, such as student debt, patient dropout rates, and profit expectations.

The Best Vlog for Physical Therapy

8. Physio Fitness | Physio REHAB

  • Author/Publisher: Tim Keeley, DPT
  • YouTube Channel: Physiotherapy
  • What It Covers: This vlog provides one of the best online physio rehabilitation programs, along with mobility exercise instructions, educational videos, and treatment suggestions.
  • Areas of Focus:
    • Tests to use when assessing for knee effusion
    • Techniques to relieve pain in the medial scapula
    • Shoulder and rehabilitation exercises
    • Injury prevention
    • Dry needling for neck and traps muscles
    • Daily home workout
  • Why You’ll Love It: From uploading the most up - to - date physiotherapy and exercise videos, to providing posture tips and recorded seminars at least twice per week, this vlog gives you lots and lots to learn. Keeley’s varied content and frequent postings demonstrate a commitment to the profession that likely will inspire you in your current and future practice.

Final Thoughts

No matter where you are in your career, there’s always more to learn. As a PT, you’re in a great position to benefit from the knowledge and insights your peers possess by reading their well - informed blogs and vlogs. The more you learn and absorb, the better off your current and future patients will be.

Originally published on May 28, 2019.
Updated by Margarita David, DNP, RN, PCCN April 2022.

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2022.

Originally published on Jun 02, 2022.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Berxi™ or Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. This article (subject to change without notice) is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional advice.

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