• articleJul 9, 2012 | 4 min. read

    After Leading the Pack in Healthcare Innovation for Five Decades, the US is Slipping.

    According to the PwC Medical Technology Innovation Scorecard released in 2011, researchers predict that China, India, and Brazil will experience the strongest gains in healthcare innovation over the next ten years. Meanwhile, the US, Japan, Israel, France, the UK, and Germany are set to decline. PwC defines innovation as “value-creating novelty.” They explain that “a new idea or product becomes innovative only when it creates value...In business, innovation that is not commercialized is essentially worthless.” One can …

  • articleJun 18, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Discover Ideas in Action, June 2012: Introducing the WebPT Member Network

    Get to know the new WebPT Member Network, an exclusive community for our Members. Included in all WebPT memberships, the network is interactive, educational, and most importantly, yours to explore.  Here’s a snippet of what you’ll find inside: Support Quickly tap into what’s going on with WebPT and submit help tickets. You can also check out upcoming launches and enhancements with our Release Notes and view scheduled downtime under the Maintenance Schedules link. Education Knowledge is power. …

  • articleJun 12, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Increase Patient Performance With Dartfish

    Lights, camera, action! Let’s talk Dartfish video analysis software, an ideal technology for therapists to help patients increase athletic performance and prevent injury. Background In an effort to further develop the digital imaging industry, five international business and IT specialists founded Dartfish (originally known as inMotion) in 1998. The once-small startup quickly grew to 50+ employees with offices in six countries and a reputation for developing innovative, interactive internet content enhancements and cutting-edge training applications for sports, …

  • articleJun 5, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Front Office Game Changers for Your Clinic

    You work your PT keister off, and we love that kind of work ethic. Still, we want to help make your professional life easier. A lot easier. So we’ve put together a list of tips, tricks, and tools to help streamline your front office. That way you can take a vacation. Or at least a lunch break. Automate your appointment reminders. You may be the world’s most organized therapist but that doesn’t mean your patients share your …

  • articleJun 4, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Surface Electromyography Gives PT Clinics a Competitive Advantage in Treatment

    Today’s blog post comes from Noraxon's Clinical Gait & Sports Performance Specialist Sally Crawford, MS, Biomedical Engineer.  Noraxon is a leader in manufacturing and distributing high-end tethered and wireless surface and fine-wire electromyography (EMG) instruments, software, sensors, and accessories.Thanks Sally! Surface electromyography (SEMG) offers therapists a goldmine of measurable patient data, including muscle recruitment, imbalances, timing patterns, pre- and post-treatment differences, and training successes. Having access to such a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use system allows clinicians to wirelessly measure muscle activity …

  • articleMay 30, 2012 | 4 min. read

    WebPT & Dragon

    As technology fanatics, we absolutely love when our Members pose questions about how they can use WebPT with other nifty products on the market right now. Case in point: the speech recognition software, Dragon . After doing a little “yay tech!” happy dance, we got to work researching this fire-breathing product and discovering best practices for PTs. Dragon Dictation, created by software tech company Nuance, is an “easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to quickly speak …

  • articleMay 29, 2012 | 2 min. read

    PT Community: Join Us in the Cloud

    For most people, any mention of the cloud causes flashbacks to high school science class—a white, fluffy cumulus or dark, stormy nimbus. But when we talk cloud, we mean neither. We’re talking the techy type: cloud computing . Cloud computing is, quite simply, internet-based computing. Essentially, shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices (like your smartphone) on demand. Think about it like an electricity grid for information—you plug in (sign on) and …

  • articleMay 24, 2012 | 2 min. read

    3 Must-Have iPad Apps for Physical Therapists

    Your anything-that-starts-with-a-lowercase-i addiction is getting worse. It started innocently enough with an iPod, or maybe one of the first iPhones. But for years you could leave it at home, in the car, or at the bottom of your desk drawer without puddling to the floor in the sobs of severe separation anxiety . That was until the iPad —the magical tool that allows you to browse the web, check your email, manage your practice, and slice your …

  • articleMay 14, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Mac vs. PC: Which side are you on?

    As the war between Apple-ites and PC-ers rages on, it’s easy to get caught in the middle. If you’ve already put your stake in the ground, no snarky web images, clever TV commercials, or humorous print ads are going to sway you. But if you’re a computer newbie or looking for a change, the competing messages can be more than a little overwhelming. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twenty years, you’ve probably …

  • articleApr 25, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Happy Administrative Professionals Day 2012 from WebPT

    To the master multitaskers, the stellar schedulers, the terrific trainers, and all the fantastic front-office faces, (wild things or not) you make our hearts sing. You make everything groo(ooooo)vy. In celebration of the  60 th  Annual Administrative Professionals Day  on April 25 th  (themed: “Admins, the pulse of the office”), the Team at WebPT would like to give a shout out to our members at the heart of every phenomenal Physical Therapy practice. Sure, staying current on industry  …

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