shoPTalk writing guidelines
First off, thank you for writing for us! We appreciate it and we hope you enjoy making a contribution.
shoPTalk engages physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants with new research, tips, and experiences.
Our most popular posts
- Are controversial: REP 29: MARK RIPPETOE ASKS “ARE PHYSICAL THERAPISTS REALLY FRAUDS?”
- Tell a story (are honest and sometimes vulnerable): THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: HOW A PHYSIO HELPED
- Use simple language
- Elicit emotions
- Provide value to your readers: REP 1: IN TREATING OUR PATIENTS, ARE WE ALWAYS PUTTING THE EMPHASIS IN THE RIGHT PLACE?
- Take a unique stance on a matter
Writing the article
Length: Write until you’ve said your piece. If you need more structure, aim for something between 750-1,500 words
Tone: Keep it light and inviting; like you’re having a conversation with a colleague
A story or a case study is a great way to hook readers into your post
Pictures: Would you please include any pictures that can add to your post? Images break up content and give weight to your words
Bio: Please feel free to include a picture and a one or two sentence summary of yourself. You can also include a Twitter handle or website that we’ll be happy to link to (and Tweet at you when the article is published!)
Collaboration: Please expect feedback. We want your post to best resonate with our readers, and we’ll do our best to work with you to make that happen.
Email Sasha at firstname.lastname@example.org for brainstorming, draft submissions, and planning.