articleJun 11, 2018 | 6 min. read
If you’re like me, when you think of a wasteland, you probably picture an arid desert that’s void of all life—barring a few post-apocalyptic troublemakers à la Mad Max. Hollywood depictions aside, our imaginations aren’t all that far off, because the defining attribute of a wasteland is a distinct lack of growth—or potential to cultivate new growth. And if your practice is smack dab in the middle of a financial wasteland, you’ll find it hard to grow …
articleJun 7, 2018 | 5 min. read
Treating patients is equal parts challenging and rewarding, which is one of the reasons physical therapy is such a fulfilling profession . But if you’re noticing that your therapists’ motivation is lagging a bit, it’s important to understand why. Here are four reasons why physical therapists’ motivation can decrease, as well as steps you can take to make things better. Their compensation is based solely on productivity. The Problem Nobody likes being reduced to a billing …
articleJun 5, 2018 | 11 min. read
Here at WebPT, we’ve been busy analyzing the results of our second annual state of rehab therapy survey—and it turns out that the patient retention problem is even worse than we thought (and we thought it was pretty bad). According to our data, only about 10% of patients—one in ten—actually complete their entire course of care. And this is only the tip of a very problematic iceberg for our industry—because when we don’t retain our patients, we: …
articleJun 4, 2018 | 6 min. read
These days, people are all about choice. Feeling hungry? You can find cuisine that meets the needs of every picky eater, dieter, and gastronome. Need a new set of wheels? There’s a myriad of makes and models available, and they come in every color imaginable. While this era of choice has its perks, having so many options can clog up the decision-making process. (I’m not the only one who’s taken more than 30 minutes to decide between …
articleJun 1, 2018 | 7 min. read
Written policies and procedures are standard practice in any business—and they’re absolutely crucial for businesses in health care. After all, they’re important an important means of legal and financial protection. Plus, it’s imperative that your patient-consumers know what to expect from you—and what you expect from them—from the get-go. And the same goes for your employees. The best way to accomplish all that is to put everything in writing. With that in mind, here are four written …
webinarJun 1, 2018
Falling reimbursements. Skyrocketing insurance premiums and copays. Crippling student loan debt. As a PT, OT, or SLP, sometimes it feels like it’s you against the world. After all, the challenges you face on a daily basis are many and complex. But, you’re not alone. In fact, we recently surveyed nearly 7,000 rehab therapy professionals on everything from payment rates and clinic budgets to education costs and salary, and we found some pretty strong—and surprising—trends.
articleMay 31, 2018 | 1 min. read
Regular health check-ups are crazy-important. After all, even if you’re only experiencing mild symptoms—like a little cough, stuffy nose, or simple sprained ankle—it’s better to know you’ve got a clean bill of health than to just assume it. And if there is an underlying issue, it’s better to catch it sooner rather than later. Similarly, it’s important to regularly assess your practice’s health—specifically, its financial health. Even if things seem hunky-dory on the surface, there could be …
Jun 27, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
This June, join us in Orlando for sunshine, palm trees, and some good old fashioned, PT-centric education at APTA NEXT. We love meeting new people, so while you’re there, swing by booth 712 to chat with our crew and check out what’s going on at WebPT HQ. We’ll see you there!
articleMay 29, 2018 | 6 min. read
We physical therapists pride ourselves on being able to truly impact our patients’ lives. There’s really no better feeling than helping a patient reduce his or her pain and increase his or her independence. But, as most of us know, there are always those few patients who fall off the radar, bailing on therapy for good before they meet their goals. It’s a frustrating feeling for everyone involved, but luckily, there are tell-tale signs that patients are …
articleMay 25, 2018 | 4 min. read
For most patients, physical therapy takes a long time—much longer than many other types of care. Improvements happen slowly, and progress isn’t always immediately noticeable. So, how do you keep patients engaged enough to continue working hard—inside and outside of the clinic—when they start to question the effectiveness of your treatment? Well, you ditch the carrots and sticks in favor of motivation techniques that really work. Here are four strategies you can implement today to better motivate …
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