Have you heard? Ascend—the ultimate business summit for rehab therapists—is back. Last year, the inaugural event took Dallas—or at least, Dallas physical therapists and private practice owners—by storm for one jam-packed day. This year, Ascend is upping the ante—big time. For starters, our 2015 event will run for two days instead of one—and trust us, you don’t want to miss it. Here are five reasons you should attend Ascend 2015:

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1. You’ll earn CEUs.

In addition to gleaning tons of valuable business insight, physical and occupational therapists will earn up to 10 continuing education units for attending Ascend. (CEUs pending approval from the New York, California, Texas, and Illinois APTA chapters, as well as the AOTA.)

2. This will be your last chance to cram for ICD-10.

Compliance expert Rick Gawenda of Gawenda Seminars will devote two sessions to ICD-10, answering every question under the ICD-10 sun and giving attendees a last-minute crash course in the new diagnosis codes—just in time for the mandatory October 1, 2015, transition date.

3. Industry experts will tell you their secrets to success.

From cash-based guru Ann Wendel and compliance expert Tom Ambury to business consultant Jamey Schrier and marketing whiz David Straight, a slew of industry leaders and trailblazers will share with attendees their secrets to business and clinical success. Curious as to whether their insights apply to you and your professional role? Ascend is the ultimate business summit for anyone and everyone in rehab therapy. Check out the list below to discover what you’ll learn:

Clinic Owner

  • Learn revenue-boosting tactics that’ll actually scale with your growing business.
  • Network with industry leaders and other private practice owners to discover real-life, relatable best practices.
  • Uncover the latest and greatest tech within the private practice space.
  • Ensure you’re better prepared for the ICD-10 switch.

Practicing Therapist

  • Increase your value to employers by understanding the business side of practice.
  • Uncover the latest and greatest tech within the private practice space.
  • Gain valuable career-planning insight.
  • Form lasting professional connections with fellow business-minded PTs and OTs.
  • Ensure you’re better prepared for the ICD-10 switch.

Front-Office Staff

  • Increase your value to employers by learning how to better engage with patients.
  • Discover ways to improve your workflow.
  • Gain valuable career-planning insight.
  • Ensure you’re better prepared for the ICD-10 switch.

PT Student

  • Network with fellow students, future peers, and potential employers.
  • Increase your value to future employers by understanding the business side of therapy practice.
  • Uncover the latest and greatest tech within the private practice space.
  • Gain valuable career-planning insight.

Future Practice Owner

  • Learn strategies for launching and running your own business.
  • Network with industry leaders and private practice owners to get invaluable advice and discover real-life, relatable best practices.  
  • Uncover the latest and greatest tech within the private practice space.

Therapy Biller

  • Increase your value to employers by learning how to better engage with patients.
  • Learn ways to improve your workflow and revenue cycle process.
  • Gain valuable career-planning insight.
  • Ensure you’re better prepared for the ICD-10 switch.

4. You’ll get to enjoy Chicago in the fall.

Ascend 2015 is September 18 and 19 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. That’s right: beautiful downtown Chicago in its best season. We’re talking beautiful coastline, perfect weather, spectacular architecture, and super delicious food. Want to take advantage of the sights, sounds, and suppers? Click here to download our Quick Guide to Chicago.

5. Early-bird pricing is going on now.

Registration for Ascend includes breakfast and lunch both days, up to 10 CEUs, and the opportunity to network with leaders across the therapy industry. Snag early-bird pricing now, but hurry! Prices increase on June 10, 2015. P.S. Enter “WebPTblog” during checkout to receive $100 off registration.


Questions? Leave ’em in the comment section below, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Otherwise, we’ll see you in the Windy City this September!

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