• articleJan 25, 2011 | 3 min. read

    iPad Buying Guide for PTs: 3G or not 3G?

    Thinking about getting an Apple iPad to do your documentation in the clinic? There are a few important things to consider before investing your hard earned money in an iPad,  especially with clinical use in mind. We all know that the iPad does not come cheap, so to prevent any buyer's remorse we have created this buying guide to make sure you get the iPad that is right for you in the clinic.  Following this guide will …

  • articleJan 12, 2011 | 3 min. read

    How Can the iPad Help PTs?

    As we start a new year and a new decade, many of us want to start fresh with something that can improve our lives. 2011 has the potential for some game changing technological innovations in healthcare. In April 2010, Apple released the iPad , which has taken the world by storm. More importantly it has given healthcare professionals mobility, easy access to web-based EMR , real time data access and a more interactive method of patient education. …

  • articleJan 11, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Motion Doctor Develops iPad app designed for Physical Therapy home exercise instruction

    The new iPad app includes over 60 videos categorized by body part, activity, sport and occupation. The videos are designed to help everyday people maintain their health and mobility, pain free. The Motion Doctor iPad app can also be used by Physical Therapists as a reference tool, showing patients how to properly perform exercises at home by taking the iPad anywhere they may go and watching the videos on demand. Wellington, Florida – Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Inc. …

  • articleJan 9, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Using the iPad in the PT Clinic - What You Need to Know

    By now you have heard all of the buzz surrounding the Apple iPad , which is already one of the most revolutionary tech products to hit the healthcare industry.  Over 20% of US physicians planned to buy the iPad before it was released. Pundits are now calling 2011, "The Year of the Tablet." Many WebPT members use an iPad for their documentation and more PTs have surely received or bought one for Christmas. After you sift through …

  • articleNov 23, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Technology used in therapy treatments in unusal ways

    In today's modern technology world PT patients are used to using their technology resources, such as their phones and PDAs, for everyday tasks. Why not add these tools to their rehabilitation program. Using these tools to record images and videos of their exercises can be a great way to remind the patient how to do the exercise correctly and provide added visuals many people need. In the recent discussion on the use of new technology to deliver …

  • articleNov 8, 2010 | 2 min. read

    The real magic of electronic medical records is the ease of sharing key patient information

    There are real benefits to going electronic. Sure you can get rid of the large file cabinets and storage rooms. Yes, you can search patient files making it faster to find what you are looking for. However, the real beauty of electronic medical records is the ability to quickly and easily share important patient data with referring physicians and other healthcare providers as needed. Think you entered the digital health age when your doctor switched from paper …

  • articleNov 4, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Healthcare found immediate practical use for the iPad

    The iPad gives the medical industry the flexibility, portability, reliability and practicality that it has needed to move toward electronic medical records with ease. Medical physicians were so excited about the battery life and reasonable costs that many of them purchased their own iPad before their practice adopted them as standard tools in the practice. Just like the iPhone, Apple’s iPad is a consumer device but also a tempting purchase for many business users. And the business …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    From Front Office to Back Office to Therapy Equipment - - Technology is Ever Changing

    Most PTs are adapting technology throughout their practice. Front office management, patient documentation and therapy equipment are improving efficiencies and patient care across the board. Modernizing today’s PT practice with the latest technology is becoming a key differentiator for PT clinics. There seems to be a divide in the physical therapy industry between physical therapists who rely on equipment and those who use manual therapy. The trend in the United States is more toward using equipment, while …

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