Thomas, Janet

Thomas, Janet
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United Kingdom
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Janet Thomas BSc MSc MCSP

Team Lead Physiotherapist, NHS Fife (part time) and Lecturer, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (part time)

Co founder @physiotalk - a tweetchat community for physiotherapists by physiotherapists.

United Kingdom representative to the International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People (IPTOP) @IPTOPWCPT

My clinical background and interest is working with Older People and I have specialised in this area for the last 20 years. My specific interest is around frailty and physical measures of frailty and how physiotherapists can intervene to improve the lives of people living with frailty. I have presented locally and nationally, including to the British Geriatrics Society, on this work. My education role focusses on practice based learning for students.

My most recent research and publications have been linked to my role in Physiotalk. This has focussed on the role that Twitter in general, and tweetchats specifically, can play in physiotherapists continuing professional development.