• The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: How to Respond to Every Kind of Patient Review Image

    articleJun 25, 2019 | 11 min. read

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: How to Respond to Every Kind of Patient Review

    Thirty years ago, the term “reputation management” struck far less fear into clinic owners’ hearts. Online reviews didn’t exist, and belonging to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) was as good as gold from the public’s standpoint. But these days, people are quick to use the Internet as a way to share experiences—both positive and negative—about any business. From A/C services to zoos, you’ll almost certainly find reviews online. Nowadays, it’s best practice to respond to those reviews …

  • 10 Ways to Market Your Physical Therapy Clinic Offline Image

    articleJun 24, 2019 | 7 min. read

    10 Ways to Market Your Physical Therapy Clinic Offline

    “Print’s not dead!” That’s the rallying cry of book publishers, newspaper editors, and anyone else who works in a paper-based medium. And while we don’t rely on print media the way we once did, the heart of these folks’ passion has merit: print is still a valuable way to deliver thoughts and ideas directly to consumers (including patients), and it’s still an effective marketing tool. In fact, there are lots of unique ways you can market to …

  • 5 Legal Pitfalls in PT Marketing (and How to Avoid Them) Image

    articleJun 21, 2019 | 8 min. read

    5 Legal Pitfalls in PT Marketing (and How to Avoid Them)

    Every company wants to find the perfect marketing strategy—and many are testing out new gambits each and every day to try to lock down their piece of the market. But sometimes new, untested marketing strategies can take a turn for the worse , and the organization can catch some flak. But in health care, bad marketing can do a lot more than give your brand a bad rap, because some strategies are not only totally out of …

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Physical Therapy Websites Image

    articleJun 17, 2019 | 10 min. read

    The Dos and Don'ts of Physical Therapy Websites

    First impressions can make or break any budding relationship . And when it comes to the relationship between physical therapists and their patients, that first impression often happens online when a patient initially lands on a clinic’s website . For that reason, it’s crucial that physical therapy practices put their best foot forward online—and that means they need a killer homepage that not only looks good, but also converts website traffic into new appointments. With that in …

  • Patient Marketing vs. Referral Marketing: Which One Matters More to PT Practices? Image

    articleJun 14, 2019 | 5 min. read

    Patient Marketing vs. Referral Marketing: Which One Matters More to PT Practices?

    PT practices with limited marketing resources are eager to know where they should focus their efforts—and their dollars. Yet, as with so many other marketing-related questions, the answer to whether you should concentrate your energy on patient marketing or referral marketing isn’t cut and dried. That’s why, in this post, we’re exploring the factors practice owners should consider as they create their marketing plan—and budget. Spoiler alert: There’s good reason to dedicate resources to both building a …

  • 5 Physical Therapy Websites We Love Image

    articleJun 12, 2019 | 6 min. read

    5 Physical Therapy Websites We Love

    Building a website from scratch is no easy feat—especially if you don’t have any design experience. And, between the rigors of providing consistently exceptional care and creating defensible documentation , who has time to sit down and research website best practices? Finding examples of well-made PT websites is yet another time sink; aside from individually searching clinics by name, there isn’t an efficient way to locate sites that you can draw inspiration from. Well, you’re in luck, …

  • Catch and Release: 10 Signs You’re Marketing to the Wrong Patients Image

    articleJun 11, 2019 | 11 min. read

    Catch and Release: 10 Signs You’re Marketing to the Wrong Patients

    A school of codfish glides through the water, trying to outswim the dreaded catfish nipping at their tails. This vignette of meandering marine life has spawned a term that’s swum its way into the cultural zeitgeist within the last decade: catfishing. If you’re not familiar with the concept, here’s the gist: catfishing is when people or entities create online personas that aren’t representative of who they really are and thus, reel in interest from connections who aren’t …

  • 10 Easy Steps to Make Your PT Clinic Rank Higher in Google Image

    articleJun 7, 2019 | 8 min. read

    10 Easy Steps to Make Your PT Clinic Rank Higher in Google

    When your website doesn’t rank well on Google (i.e., it doesn’t show up on the first page of results when people search for PT in your area), it’s like you’re playing a game of hide-and-seek with your potential patients. The only problem is that those potential patients don’t know you’re playing hide-and-seek—and even if they did, they’re not all that interested in playing along. That’s why securing a higher spot in Google search results is super important: …

  • Founder Letter: How to Win Patients for Life Image

    articleJun 5, 2019 | 12 min. read

    Founder Letter: How to Win Patients for Life

    Over the past few months, we’ve examined marketing from every angle—from referral marketing to marketing a cash-based practice . But before we move away from this theme, I want to bring it all back to the heart of why marketing matters: it enables us to deliver our message—and promote the value we, as rehab therapists, provide—to the patients who need us most. All too often, practices churn out patients like products on an assembly line—treating them quickly, …

  • How to Effectively Manage Your PT Clinic’s Online Reputation Image

    articleJun 3, 2019 | 6 min. read

    How to Effectively Manage Your PT Clinic’s Online Reputation

    You’ve heard the adage, “perception is reality,” right? Well, the way your patients—and potential patients— perceive your practice is their reality, whether it’s rooted in truth or not. That’s why it’s imperative that you make a concerted effort to manage your clinic’s reputation both in-person (by providing an exceptional patient experience ) and online (by following up on negative reviews in as close to real time as possible). While you may not be able to prevent someone …

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