It's been a little over a year since I started Physio Pics, what was intended to be after a #SolvePT discussion on twitter a repository of open source pics for everyone to use.
Here are 5 reasons why you should support Physio Pics
1) So the #1 google image search is not the above picture
I can tell you I have seen this on powerpoints, on websites (even reversed - maybe to avoid copyright?). It is a branding problem if some random dude in a polo is passively stretching another guy's hamstring. This being representative of all of PT in the first image on google. This image and polo's in general make my fellow podcaster and UpDoc Media owner Gene Shirokobrod very angry. You would not like him when he's angry.
2) For blogs and powerpoints
I love google image for my blogs, powerpoints, etc, it is a great source to get pictures easy and fast. The only problem is, you don't know if that picture you just saved to your desktop and/or copy and pasted into a blog post, report, or presentation is copyright. Heck, even the site you pulled it from may have just done the same thing. If the owner with rights to the picture finds out you used it, you may either owe them, or face legal action for using a copyrighted picture.
All of the pictures in Physio Pics are open source, just give credit to the site and url you found them on. So far have about 300+, but with your help, that can easily grow to 1000s! We especially need things that are not sports/ortho related, like pediatrics, working with CVA, gait training, aqua therapy and more. Things that really represent our profession as a whole.
3) It's free
Anyone can apply for access to upload pictures to the site. It's free forever, and once a pic is up, it's free for anyone to use without repercussion, and hopefully you give credit back on the url (site address in your browser bar) where you found it.
4) We need traffic and shares to make a google search
All the best and free content in the world does not make our images pop up on google image search, that requires traffic, shares on facebook, tweets and retweets to make the search engines. This is easy to do, and if you're reading this blog, you are already doing!
5) It's easy
Whether you're a clinician, or DPT Student, most of you have a smartphone with a digital camera. It's especially easy for students with access to labs, etc to take a quick pic of gait training, or a patient in the parallel bars. On the site's Mission Page, there is access to a consent for photography to give to patients if you are taking their pic in action.
I think this could be huge with your help! If some DPT student wants to help me do this as part of their capstone, get in touch! I do all my sites, web development, IT, and social media myself!
Everyone have a safe and happy Labor Day!
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