Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
Therapydia.com, the largest online community dedicated to physical therapy, has launched a new question and answer forum, allowing patients to find out the cure to what ails them from expertly curated PTs.
The PT will see you know
“Healthcare costs are sky rocketing and the experience of going to see a healthcare professional isn’t exactly pleasant,” said Jonathan Shariat, Director of Product. “We created Ask a PT to give patients a way to get assistance and relief quickly and easily. Think about all the people that suffer from common back pain. It’s probably not so serious you want to go to the doctor, but if you can get a few pointers to lessen pain from your desktop, that’s priceless.”
Therapydia.com has a directory of over 150,000 PTs, including a pool of hand screened topic experts available to answer questions in their specialty. Patients simply create a free account, post their question and an expert is alerted. Patients may also browse through an archive of over 30,000 curated articles on over 60 topics to learn more about treating their condition.
Physical Therapists are positioned to be primary wellness providers
Physical therapy is known as a resource for rehabilitation from injuries, but the expertise of physical therapists goes well beyond this. Many don’t know that the average PT holds a doctorate or master’s degree after completing at least 3 years of rigorous post-graduate study and must complete continuing education courses each year. Given their specific knowledge of the body, physical therapists are uniquely positioned to be the authority for preventative care and long-term physical health.
“The demographic is aging. The population base from 2010, 2030 is going to double over the age of 65. There are over 200,000 highly trained PTs in the US that are ready to fill this need,” said CEO Ben Dehan.
Therapydia gives PTs and patients one central place for online collaboration and communication and helps them stay up to date on the latest content. Founder and CEO Ben Dehan conceived of Therapydia while helping his wife start and manager her own practice. Ben is a pioneer in social media and has over 20 years of experience operating successful tech companies. Prior to Therapydia, he was the Founder and CEO of Foodbuz, the largest online food community, acquired by Federated Media in 2010.
For more information and to begin on the path to your best health, please visit Therapydia.com/ask-a-pt.