Tweet Chat Aims to Educate Runners on Foot Health

Alexandria, VA, April 28, 2010 — APTA will host a tweet chat on Twitter on Tuesday, May 4, 8 pm-9 pm ET, that will focus on foot health for runners. A tweet chat is a scheduled chat where participants' converse using Twitter updates called tweets. APTA will promote the chat on Facebook and Twitter as well as popular runners' blogs to draw participation. Topics will include wellness resources for runners, injury prevention recommendations, orthotics tips, training regimens, and the benefits of physical therapy. Talli van Sunder, PT, DPT, who is considered an expert on healthy living and has considerable online presence with more than 10,000 followers on her Twitter page, will moderate the chat. 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.

APTA members can follow the chat at designated Tweetchat.com room at http://tweetchat.com/room/MovePT or by following the Twitter hashtag #MovePT on search.twitter.com. If you have patients who are runners, encourage them to join the discussion.

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.

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