Physical therapists and chiropractors are sort of like the oil and water of the musculoskeletal community. They have differing perspectives on a lot of things, and they haven’t always gotten along.
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As consolidation continues to increase, more and more independent PT practices are being swallowed up by national chains and corporations. Now, depending on your business goals, you may be chomping at the bit for an offer (in which case you should check out this post about exit metrics).
Physical therapists are at the forefront of modern musculoskeletal knowledge and expertise—and it’s no wonder why. PT and DPT programs drill into the finer points of neurorehabilitation and musculoskeletal disorders, and active clinical practice keeps those skills fresh—requiring PTs to tap their vast array of scientific knowledge with each and every patient.
I love a little healthy competition. From burning up the court as a collegiate basketball player to founding and growing a market-leading technology company, I’ve learned the value of building an intelligent strategy and keeping my eye on the ball.
There’s no question that quality nutrition advice can be invaluable for patients, especially given that the Standard American Diet—aptly referred to as the SAD—is heavy on highly processed, non-nutritive food. Many people either don’t know what constitutes good nutrition, or—if do they know—they don’t have the strategies, access, or motivation to implement it into their daily lives.
The physical therapy profession has grown incredibly over the years—and it has evolved quite a bit in the process. From the early days of working with polio-stricken children and war survivors to the vast landscape of clinical and non-clinical positions that PTs hold today, the truth is that modern physical therapy would not be what it is without staunch advocates pushing us toward excellence along the way.
Some people believe it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to completely master a skill. It’s a (sometimes) divisive school of thought, but let’s say—for a second—that we live in a world where it’s completely true. Well, in this world, I’m a master social media user.
Hey, physical therapists: Want to cultivate an amazing patient experience in your practice? I’ve got two words for you: patient intake. Of course, creating a positive overall experience requires attention throughout the entire care episode, but that’s a lot easier to do if you kick things off on the right foot—starting with a smooth intake process.