Navigation Links
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Kicks Off Social Media Campaign to Help You “Move Forward”
Date:4/28/2010

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) kicked-off a Web-based campaign as part of its “Move Forward” initiative to help individuals understand how a physical therapist can improve mobility and enhance quality of life. Educational resources include a new consumer Web site (www.moveforwardpt.com), Twitter profile (@MoveForward), Facebook fan page and a YouTube channel to help consumers learn how to stay active. In addition, APTA is hosting a Tweet Chat to discuss the issue of foot health for runners on May 4, 2010 from 8:00- 9:00 PM (EST).

(Vocus) April 28, 2010 -- Today the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) kicked-off a Web-based campaign as part of its “Move Forward” initiative to help individuals understand how a physical therapist can improve mobility and enhance quality of life. Educational resources include a new consumer Web site, Twitter profile, Facebook fan page and a YouTube channel to help consumers learn how to stay active

“Consumers, and baby boomers in particular, are looking to maintain active lifestyles as they age,” said Emilio Rouco, director of public relations for APTA. “’Move Forward’ uses social media to connect consumers with educational tools related to mobility and ultimately, to a physical therapist who can perform an evaluation, develop a plan of care and manage various conditions.”

Why “Move Forward”? A physical therapist can help individuals restore mobility, reduce pain, decrease risk factors and prevent injury. A physical therapist can also develop a fitness and wellness-oriented program tailored to an individual’s specific needs, thereby helping them to move forward.

To get started on your path to move better and improve your quality of life, join “Move Forward”:

 
  • Visit the new APTA consumer Web site;
  • Submit questions to “Ask the Expert” on conditions that limit your movement or cause pain and receive answers from a physical therapist expert who will select several questions per month to answer;
  • Use the “Find Your Condition” interactive search tool for information on how physical therapy can help a particular problem;
  • Discover opportunities to improve your motion by taking the “Maximize Your Motion” quiz;
  • Receive helpful mobility tips, videos and information on how to eliminate pain, in many cases without prescription medication or surgery;
  • Connect directly with “Move Forward” on Twitter and Facebook to receive the latest mobility news and tips;
  • Learn how a physical therapist can help address specific conditions, including foot health, low back pain during pregnancy and stroke recovery by watching videos on the “Move Forward” YouTube channel; and
  • Tweet Chat with health conscious citizens and physical therapists to discuss the issue of foot health for runners during the #MOVEPT Tweetchat on May 4, 2010 from 8:00- 9:00 PM (EST)

More on the #MOVEPT Tweet Chat
APTA will host the #MOVEPT Tweet Chat about foot health on May 4, 2010, 8:00- 9:00 PM (EST). The tweetchat will host a conversation between physical therapists and consumers struggling with foot pain, namely runners. It will be moderated by physical therapist blogger Talli van Sunder, PT, DPT (@tallivansunder). APTA member Aaron Keil PT, OCS, who specializes in foot health, will be on hand to answer participants’ questions related to foot health via the association’s consumer Twitter account at twitter.com/moveforwardpt. Topics will include wellness resources for runners, injury prevention recommendations, orthotics tips, training regimens, and the benefits of physical therapy. To participate, you must first have a Twitter account. To submit your questions for inclusion in the chat, first follow @MoveForwardPT, if you are not already doing so, then ‘direct message’ your questions in 140 characters or less to @MoveForwardPT by May 3rd. Visit www.moveforwardpt.com for complete details and follow @MoveForwardPT and #MOVEPT for continued updates about the #MOVEPT Tweet Chat.

About APTA
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 74,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat and find a physical therapist in your area at www.moveforwardpt.com. Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3938124.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. American Human Development Project Releases 'A Century Apart,' Revealing Alarming Disparities in Well-Being Among U.S. Racial and Ethnic Groups
2. Lower wages, lack of job opportunities means more Americans delaying adulthood
3. MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought
4. North Carolina Plastic Surgeon is New President of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
5. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Announces the 2010 Journalistic Achievement Award Winners
6. “An Evening Of Hope” - Tonight is the Official Pre-Event for this Year's American Cancer Society Starry Night Gala
7. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans interpreted for practical use
8. AMERICAN IDOL's Kris Allen Invites Fans in D.C. to an IDOL GIVES BACK Watch Party, Hosted by The United Nations Foundation and HOT 99.5
9. American Cancer Society's Inaugural Starry Night Gala Premiers at Trump National Golf Club
10. American Laser Centers Offers a Solution for Customers Whose Laser Cosmetic Providers Have Gone Out of Business
11. Gladstones Deepak Srivastava elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Kicks Off Social Media Campaign to Help You “Move Forward”
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic ... World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. ... some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan that ... the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , All ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new ... the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... contains up to date financial data derived from varied research ... trends with potential impact on the market during the next ... which comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune ... growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth ... vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost ... Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: