• articleOct 11, 2011 | 1 min. read

    Ongoing Celebration of National Physical Therapy Month

    As part of our celebration of National Physical Therapy Month , we’re releasing a new video message from different members of the WebPT Team to our members. This week we have a video message from our founder and COO, Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L . She wanted to thank all of our members for being part of WebPT’s success and for all that you do! It’s priceless. Watch now! WebPT Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month with Heidi …

  • articleOct 7, 2011 | 2 min. read

    WebPT Employee Workout Playlist

    Did you know that carefully selected music can enhance the endurance of exercisers by 15%? This statistic is one of the findings from a 2008 Brunel University research study . Being an active bunch, we asked all members of the WebPT team to submit their favorite workout songs and playlists. We had quite a few interesting songs submitted. With a long list of options, we drew songs out of a hat. Drum-roll please! And here’s the winning …

  • articleOct 5, 2011 | 5 min. read

    Diary of a Physical Therapy Patient by Jenny Walters - WebPT Marketing and Events Coordinator

    The day of my doctor’s appointment I spent all morning running every possible scenario through my head. I’m a bit of an over-worrier and kept thinking that I was soon destined for surgery. The x-ray showed it clearly, my right knee cap was crooked and tilted to the left. There it was in the black and white light of the x-ray, I was a freak! This would mean surgery for sure, right? How can you fix bones …

  • articleOct 3, 2011 | 2 min. read

    We “Heart” Physical Therapy!

    October is National Physical Therapy Month! That means that for an entire month the industry we love gets some attention from the media and the public. Awesome! This year, the APTA is focusing on sports injury prevention across the life span. For more official information about National Physical Therapy Month, check out this site by the APTA . For us, it’s all about saying two simple words, “thank you.” Without getting all touchy-feely, we recognize that without …

  • articleSep 29, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Improving Productivity - At a Glance

    We understand that Physical Therapy clinics can get hectic at times and trying to stay on top of alerts and notifications can be difficult. WebPT understands this and has created a number of real time alerts that are displayed under the “At a Glace” section on the dashboard. You may see these notifications every day, but do you really know what they mean? Below is a summary of each notification you may see on your dashboard. Notifications …

  • articleSep 27, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Social Media Marketing for PT Private Practices – Is It Worth the Time?

    When it comes to social media marketing (SMM) for physical therapy practices, many wonder if it is worth the time and effort.   When asked, how much business they have received from their social media efforts, the typical answer is, “I am not sure.”  Some go as far as saying that they don’t get any patients from it at all. One thing that is attractive about Internet marketing is the easy-to-access data from which you can make decisions.  …

  • articleSep 26, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Keep your patients engaged with new technology

    As the world speeds up, people rely more on mobile technology to keep them updated while on the go. Smartphones, Netbooks and Tablets are used for more communicate, manage their finances and keep their schedules in check. As we come to accept these technologies as a part of our daily lives, we near the final frontier: Healthcare. As usual, healthcare is the final application of emerging technology. The unfortunate part about this is that it's probably the …

  • articleSep 26, 2011 | 3 min. read

    An EMR should never do the thinking for you

    With several years of experience providing EMR software to Physical Therapists all over the country, we have heard a million different needs for a million different scenarios. One of the more surprising requests is the desire for a system that "does all the work for me." We have thought a lot about this request and decided that it is rooted in education. EMR is the future of healthcare and with the future comes ideas of artificial intelligence …

  • articleSep 20, 2011 | 3 min. read

    One-Size-Fits-All Software Might Be The Root Cause of Lost Productivity

    Fits like a Glove? A recent article assessing the effect of EMR Implementation on clinical productivity came to a rather common sense solution. The evaluation found that “ different tools work better in different settings and that one-size-fits-all is not a valid approach to EHR implementation. ” This finding is predictable and holds true in almost all applications. The interesting part of this article is where the assessment goes next. They go on to speak about usability …

  • articleSep 19, 2011 | 3 min. read

    No more hand-written home exercise instructions! The WebPT HEP is here.

    Even some of us non-physical therapists know that regular exercise is beneficial for many reasons. The Mayo Clinic listed the top 7 benefits of regular exercise as : Weight Control Combating Health Conditions and Diseases Improving Mood Boosting Energy Improving Sleep Improving Intimacy A Good Time We couldn’t agree more. And now, helping your patients get to a place of good health with a home exercise program (HEP) is easier than ever. The Launch of HEP WebPT …

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