10 Best Practices: Twitter for Rehab Therapists

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Published on March 1, 2013

Author: WebPT

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Make the most of your time on Twitter with these helpful tips on how to market your rehab therapy practice on one of the world's biggest social media networks.

TWITTER 10 TIPS FOR REHAB THERAPISTS© 2013 WebPT, Inc. webpt.com | 866.221.1870


1 Listen first2 Talk second

Before you jump in, find out how yourpeers, clients, and industry insiders areusing Twitter. Heres how to get started: Do a quick search for your name and your business name to see what people are saying about you on Twitter. Find relevant hashtags to see what your peers are saying about rehab therapy. Here are a few to get you started: ● #SolvePT ● #SocialPT ● #PhysicalTherapy ● #OccupationalTherapy ● #SLPeeps ● #BizPT

3 Identify Your GOAL

Whats your main purpose on Twitter? Provide your customers with support? Connect with fellow therapists and physicians? Stay on top of news and industry trends?Youll get more out of your Twitterexperience if you have a specific goalin mind.


Share industry news, rehab therapy how-tos,updates for your clients, and anything elserelevant to you and your profession.@BigDawg: Goodnews! Dogs allowedon couch. @SmallerDawg: Great info; See you there! RT @BigDawg: Good news! Dogs allowed on couch.

Ask Questions 5Ask questions of your followers to learn their top concerns, identify opportunitiesto improve your customer service, and show that you are listening.

@Duck1 thanks 6for the RT! RE SP @RealDuck youre welcome. ON Have a great weekend! D Respond to compliments and criticisms promptly, professionally, and in real-time.


Tweet special offers, time-sensitive deals, and insiderscoops to your followers to make them feel LOVED.


Retweet, favorite, and mention great tweetsposted by your followers and peers. Its agood way to SUPPORT the profession andshow that you are part of the community.

Establish yourVOICE Think about how youd like to be perceived on Twitter. Are you scholarly and professional, fun and carefree, or (we recommend) somewhere in between?

Be a LEADER 10 10Build credibility by becoming a go-to resource for your followers. Itsthe first step to becoming a thought leader in your industry.

For a more seriousdiscussion on thoughtleadership

Download Beyond the Social Media Standard Whitepaper (by clicking right here)

What Next? Follow us on Twitter: @WebPT Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/WebPT Connect on LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/company/webpt Check out our blog: WebPT.com/resources/blog Guess What Else? MORE SLIDES (this is a link)

Want More?Top 10 Blog Posts onUsing Social to Market Your Practice (you can click on this one, too)WebPT believes in empowering the rehab community to achieve greatness in therapypractice. That’s why we created an intuitive, web-based electronic medical recordsoftware and combined it with exceptional, comprehensive practice managementservices. WebPT gives therapists peace of mind, so they can get back to what trulymatters—their patients.


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