APTA Roundtable Discussion

Social Media and #SolvePT

University of Pittsburgh Is Social Media Savvy

A faculty member and student at the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh were given a unique opportunity by those within the APTA to participate in a discussion surrounding social media. Over the past several months, Christopher Bise, PT, DPT, MS, OCS and Matt DeBole, SPT, met others in actively involved with the #SolvePT TweetChat for a APTA Roundtable, via Google+ Hangouts, to provide several real-life examples of how they use social media to interact and collaborate with those within the physical therapy community.


For more information on how you can become involved in

#SolvePT and SM, check out our “Tweet-tourial”.


[Below is from the APTA website]


Although APTA doesn’t officially endorse any specific social media activities mentioned in the video, this discussion hints at social media’s wide-ranging potential benefits, while also taking on some of its misconceptions and disadvantages.


Panelists Allan Besselink, PT, Dip MDT, Christopher Bise, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Matt DeBole, SPT, Selena Horner, PT, MS, GCS, Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, and Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT, discuss the weekly #SolvePT tweetchat, ways that social media are effective for advocacy, benefits for educators and students, and the challenges related to discussing critical or controversial issues in the social media environment, among other topics.


Want to give social media a try? Be sure to check out APTA’s policy on social media, our tips and best practices, and our Twitter tutorial.

October 25, 2012 |

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