Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sports medicine people to follow on Twitter

Many sports medicine professionals are using Twitter as a tool for connecting with others people in their field. The challenge is finding the right person to follow, especially if you are new to social media. So, to get you started, here is a list of 26 accounts that can bring some value to your stream. We hope it will help grow your connections while advancing your personal and professional knowledge.

 Jom follow!

Leading institute delivering a range of performance impacting sport science, sport medicine and technology solutions to Malaysian elite athletes.

Ross Tucker is an exercise physiologist and high performance sports consultant. He has tweeted more than 14K messages with interesting scientific facts about sport and exercise.

The ACSM is the largest sports medicine organization in North America and around the world. Tweets are mainly related to the organization’s publications and other sports medicine news.

Very active promoter of kids safety in sports. They also tweet well–researched information not only for parents but also for coaches and health professionals.

The National Academy of Sports Medicine provides education and credentials for fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals.

SportsMD provides sports health information and helps athletes find top sports doctors and specialist

Orthopaedic surgeon very active on social media with over 33k tweets and a blog with resources about sports injuries, sports medicine, and health.

Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Karim Khan is an authority in sports medicine and a great source of information about research studies and publications.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession in the United States.

English Institute of Sport is the UK leading institute delivering a range of performance impacting sport science, sport medicine, technology and engineering solutions to Olympic and Paralympic sports.

The official Twitter account of the World Anti–Doping Agency, an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world.

Sports medicine physician, each week he reviews four research papers on exercise science, performance, and biomechanics.

The STOP Sports Injuries, initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, aims to get parents, coaches, athletes & healthcare providers to help prevent athletic overuse & trauma injuries in kids.

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

Mike Reinold is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and strength coach who is highly active online with a blog and many publications.

Twitter account of Andrew M. Blecher, sports medicine physician who promotes discussion on current issues in the world of sports medicine.

Michael Evans is a doctor who became a YouTube sensation by posting creative videos about health issues. He successfully mastered the use of media to present scientific data in a way that is engaging and educational.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship.

Andrew Murray is sport doctor and an advocate of physical activity that embraces social media to promote exercise while sharing his own experience.

Peter Brukner is a world renowned sports medicine physician, author, and media commentator.

Chris Melton of the Rotater posts regular tweets of useful resources (news, articles, videos) about shoulder injuries and rehabilitation.

David Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist that tirelessly promotes sports safety and shares his expert knowledge through his website with publications and weekly podcasts.

The European College of Sport Science is an international non–profit organization that promotes science and research, with special attention to the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine.

John Orchard is a sports physician, researcher, and associate editor of BJSM.

Chris Beardsley is a popular writer, a biomechanics researcher and a trainer specializing in the use of sports science to help improve athletic performance.

Co-host of Sports Medicine Weekly radio show, Brian Cole is a professor, sports medicine specialist, and orthopaedic surgeon.