Dec 28, 2010| Heidi Jannenga PT
During the holiday season, I know it’s not just me, but at this time (more than most) there never seems to be enough time in a day to get everything on your list done. The holidays are meant to be a time spent with family, but when running a PT clinic or any small business, it takes some juggling to find the balance. In a survey by Xobni , a company that develops tools to manage your email, 59 percent of employed American adults say they check work emails during traditional family holidays such as Christmas. More than half check email at least once a day and an overzealous 28 percent do so multiple times a day. Most believe that checking email during vacation time eases the workload upon returning to work after the holidays; others believe it’s a welcomed distraction from family drama. Either way, we have to keep the work in perspective. In the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, Julia Roberts discovers the Italian words “dolce far niente” meaning “the sweetness of doing nothing.”
Especially during this festive season, try to make time for your family and for yourself – rejuvenate for the New Year. I know what you are thinking… easier said than done.
With a new baby girl on the way (due in April) and being a Type A planner, I have been researching the best ways to help maintain that balance that we all seek. As therapists, we know that our patients come with a wealth of information, opinions, and experience that they are all too willing to share sometimes. But, for the most part, the social interaction with many different types of people is part of what keeps me grounded and wanting to treat patients daily.
Here are the top 5 ways my patients have come up with to help maintain the “balance” in your life:
Dec 4, 2010| Heidi Jannenga PT
Highlights of the Team Concept Conference 2010: Collaboration on a Global Scale
December 2-4, 2010 Las Vegas
Cha- Ching! Normally I would honor the code of "What happens in Vegas..." but:
WebPT proudly exhibited at the Sports Physical Therapy Section's Team Concept Conference in Las Vegas this week. This was our 1st time attending and it was a very successful show. Mary Wilkinson and Mark De Carlo of the admin team for SPTS should be very proud of the caliber of information and attendance at the show. Housed in the conference center of Hotel Rio, the approximately 250 attendees were offered 2 full days of excellent programming and an optional ½ day pre-conference. The "global" concept stemmed from the members of the International Federation of Sport Physiotherapy being a part of the collaboration this year. We noticed the international presence of quite a few Canadian PTs who were in attendance and interested in EMR.
If you are in outpatient rehabilitation, specifically sports medicine, I would highly recommend this conference. Lectures and instructional course labs from the likes of Mike Reinhold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, OCS, SCS, ATC, Rob Manske PT, DPT, Med, SCS, ATC, CSCS and orthopedic surgeons Stephen Nicholas, MD and David Altchek, MD (just to name a few) were full of new evidence based information from up to date literature reviews and pertinent experience related pearls of wisdom. The topics explored included: The Unstable Throwing Shoulder, UCL Injuries, Chondral Injuries to the Knee, Patellofemoral Injuries, and Soccer Injuries.