Social media for physiotherapy clinics: considerations in creating a Facebook page

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Authors: Ahmed, O.H., Claydon, L.S., Ribeiro, D.C., Arumugam, A., Higgs, C. and Baxter, G.D.

Journal: Physical Therapy Reviews

Volume: 18

Issue: 1

Pages: 43-48

ISSN: 1743-288X

Social media websites play a prominent role in modern society, and the most popular of these websites is Facebook. Increasingly, physiotherapy clinics have begun to utilize Facebook in order to create pages to publicize their services. There are many factors to consider in the planning, implementing, and maintenance of Facebook pages for physiotherapy clinics, including ethical and privacy issues. The primary purpose of creating a page must be clearly defined, with dedicated clinicians given adequate time to manage the page. This technical article discusses these factors and summarizes the experiences at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in creating a Facebook page for the physiotherapy clinic and provides suggestions for physiotherapy clinicians in operating a Facebook page.

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