Author Joseph Addison once said that “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Setting aside time to read each and every day provides a number of benefits. According to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), these include slowing—if not preventing—mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia, reducing stress, and improving memory.
For many, the idea of picking up and reading an entire book is daunting due to the never-ending obligations that usually take priority: home, family, work, etc. Blogs are a great way to enjoy all the benefits of reading, even when you don’t have a lot of free time.
Here are the top physical therapy-focused blogs worth adding to your “must read” list:
The former head athletic trainer and physical therapist (PT) for the Boston Red Sox, Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS shares his experience and advice with PTs in this blog bearing his name. Some of the posts are designed to help you provide better services to your patients—such as his 2-part series titled “How to Perform a Thorough and Systematic Clinical Examination”—whereas others cover the business side of PT, discussing topics such as workload monitoring, the importance of good relationships with other health-related service providers, and specializing in certain areas of PT.
The thing that sets Evidence in Motion apart from other PT blogs is, in addition to providing posts about better leading your team, building referrals, and creating a stronger knowledge base in pain science and practice management, they offer users the ability to listen to some of this information via podcast. That’s super helpful for the PT who doesn’t always have time to read, yet still wants to stay up to date in his or her career field.
The blogs published by this site are designed to help PTs deal with all aspects of patient care, which includes providing advice about how to best treat specific physical injuries as well as the emotional impact that these conditions can have on the patients you see. And if you’re a PT who happens to be into fantasy football, Athletico even posts a weekly injury report to keep you constantly informed about how your team is doing, intermixing education with a little bit of entertainment too.
If you’re in business for yourself and looking for ways to grow and improve your PT practice, UpDoc Media may just be the blog you need to help you achieve that goal. With posts like “5 Ways to Elevate Your Company Culture” and “5 Marketing Mistakes That Will Stunt Your Growth,” you’re sure to pick up a tip or two on UpDoc that can help you take your practice to the next level.
Have you ever had one of those days where, despite how hard you try, you feel like you aren’t making a difference? These are the days when it helps to read Baudry Therapy Center’s blog because it’s filled with story after story about how engaging in physical therapy helped people heal injuries that were keeping them from the lives—and sports—they love. This serves as a great reminder that, though sometimes you may feel defeated, the work you’re doing really does matter.
Admittedly, The Physical Therapy Advisor blog speaks more to patients than it does to PTs. However, if you’re looking for tips you can potentially share with the people you serve in an effort to enhance their progress, this blog delivers. It may even give you some ideas for blog posts you can create yourself if you’re inclined to provide the same type of information to your patients.
Started by Joseph Brence Forward Thinking PT has categories such as education, business, and the latest clinical news. Another useful feature this blog offers is that you can quickly see how many people have read each individual post, enabling you to easily see which topics may be trending among your peers. Subscribe to our blog to get the latest news delivered to your inbox weekly.
Any one of these blogs can help you get your PT-based mind in tip-top shape.