I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved Halloween. Sure, I’ve been a cat more times than I can count—not the most original or frightening costume, to be certain—but there’s just something exhilarating about donning a mask (or face makeup in my case) and exploring the things that go bump in the night. After all, the ancient Celts—who celebrated Samhain, what The History Channel credits as the “ancient origins of Halloween”—believed that on October 31, “the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.” Whether you use Halloween to traverse this liminal space, throw an epic costume party complete with peeled-grape eyeballs and spaghetti brains, or take your little goblins and ghouls through the neighborhood to collect chocolate treats, we here at WebPT want to wish you a very happy—and very safe—holiday.

If you’re looking for some Halloween inspiration, check out what some of our WebPTers and Rehab Nation Members are doing to celebrate this spooktacular event:

Donna De Leon—Billing Manager at Endeavor Rehab Center in Texas—loves dressing up at work. This year, it appears that Donna will be taking some inspiration from a certain undersea cartoon villain (cough—Ursula from The Little Mermaid—cough). Look out kiddos; she might just try to steal your voice.

LaShawn Sherman—Billing Success Manager at WebPT—plans to kick off this year’s Halloween festivities by marrying off her oldest daughter to a goblin she’s been dating for three years. (We’re pretty sure his goblin-like tendencies only manifest during Halloween celebrations). Then, LaShawn and her family are going to celebrate her grandson’s birthday with a Monster Jam-themed party, complete with creepy, spooky characters and lots of slimy foods. On the work front, LaShawn and her team plan to crush the costume competition with a Disney princess theme. (Pictured below are her grandsons in full Power Ranger gear.)

Carrie Wojno—Billing Specialist at X-CEL Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania—always looks forward to coming up with ideas for Halloween party costumes, decorating pumpkins, and baking pumpkin seeds. Mmm—who doesn’t love a good batch of roasted pumpkin seeds?

Jennifer Wiese—Office Manager at Pinnacle Sport and Spine Clinic in Iowa—always has a fire going during trick-or-treating. And in her neighborhood, the treats aren’t just for the children. “We hand out adult beverages to the parents and candy to the kids,” she said. (The photo below shows Wiese’s kids—Madelyn [age 4] and Jack [age 9]—posing behind a fun Halloween picture board.)

Ashley D.—Admin at WWPT (Washington Wellness Physical Therapy and Sportscare) in Washington, DC—is planning to visit the Exorcist Steps in Georgetown. According to Atlas Obscura, these are the stairs on which the “final showdown” of the 1973 horror movie, The Exorcist, was shot—you know, the scene where Father Karras faces off against the “demon who possesses twelve-year-old Regan” for the last time. I hear these steps are best visited after nightfall—for the full horror-laden effect, that is.

Samantha Ignasiak—Billing and Office Manager at Greendale Physical Therapy in Massachusetts—carves as many pumpkins as her hands will allow her. See the photo below for two of her jack-o-lantern masterpieces.


What are you doing this Halloween—in the clinic and out? Share your spooktacular plans in the comments below.

New Year, New Codes: How to Bill for PT and OT Evaluations in 2017 - Regular BannerNew Year, New Codes: How to Bill for PT and OT Evaluations in 2017 - Small Banner
  • 7 Fun Ideas for Your Next Patient Appreciation Event Image

    articleAug 15, 2017 | 7 min. read

    7 Fun Ideas for Your Next Patient Appreciation Event

    No matter how you spin it, your practice wouldn’t exist without your patients. Each time an individual returns to your care, he or she demonstrates appreciation for the service you provide. So, how do you demonstrate your appreciation for them? Some folks might shy away from the prospect of coordinating a big bash, but you don’t have to invest a whole lot of time—or a whole lot of money, for that matter—into organizing a patient appreciation event. …

  • Second That Emotion: How Emotional Intelligence Creates Loyal Patients Image

    articleSep 19, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Second That Emotion: How Emotional Intelligence Creates Loyal Patients

    If you’re a fan of “The Office,” you’re undoubtedly familiar with Michael Scott’s cringe-inducing behavior. While his awkward, emotional outbursts make for great comedy, if you had to work with someone like Michael, you probably wouldn’t stick around very long. And if that person were a rehab therapist, his or her patients probably wouldn’t stick around very long, either. That’s because—as funny as Steve Carell's iconic character is—Michael is impetuous and emotional (and not in a good …

  • Founder Letter: Giving Back and Moving Forward: How Disaster Relief is Changing Rehab Therapy for the Better Image

    articleDec 4, 2017 | 7 min. read

    Founder Letter: Giving Back and Moving Forward: How Disaster Relief is Changing Rehab Therapy for the Better

    ’Tis officially the holiday season—a time for sharing meals with friends and family, reflecting on the year that’s passed, and setting goals and intentions for positive change in the year ahead. For me, this season always feels ripe with possibility—like I can accomplish anything I set my mind (and heart) to. This year, I’m channeling those positive vibes into #RehabTherapistsGiveBack —the movement to help individuals, families, and communities impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires that devastated …

  • Dialogue after Discharge: The Importance of Post-Treatment Follow-Up Image

    articleAug 23, 2017 | 6 min. read

    Dialogue after Discharge: The Importance of Post-Treatment Follow-Up

    Long-distance relationships are tough. Between juggling the hectic day-to-day and maintaining connections with all the other people in your life, it can be challenging to devote time to someone who resides outside your immediate geographic vicinity. Fortunately, as technology progresses, it’s helping bridge the gap between people and their faraway loved ones. Thanks to technological advances like text messaging, email, video chat, and social media, it’s easier than ever for those separated by land and sea to …

  • The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ: Part Deux Image

    articleSep 24, 2015 | 16 min. read

    The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ: Part Deux

    Just when we thought we’d gotten every ICD-10 question under the sun, we got, well, more questions. Like, a lot more. But, we take that as a good sign, because like a scrappy reporter trying to get to the bottom of a big story, our audience of blog readers and webinar attendees aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions—which means they’re serious about preparing themselves for the changes ahead. And we’re equally serious about providing them with …

  • Hole in the Hull: Can One Bad Review Sink Your Practice's Reputation? Image

    articleAug 7, 2017 | 5 min. read

    Hole in the Hull: Can One Bad Review Sink Your Practice's Reputation?

    Let’s face it: little problems, when left ignored, can quickly turn into really, really big problems. Anyone who’s dealt with a leaky set of pipes can attest to that. These little leaks start off innocuous enough—an occasional drip is nothing a well-placed bucket can’t solve. However, if you fail to address the underlying issue, you could find yourself in a lot of hot water—literally. Much like leaks in your plumbing, negative reviews of your rehab therapy practice …

  • 4 Ways Rehab Therapists are Like World-Class Athletes Image

    articleAug 4, 2016 | 6 min. read

    4 Ways Rehab Therapists are Like World-Class Athletes

    The greatest games in the world are upon us, and as we all tune in and cheer on the nation, we can’t help but marvel at these world-class athletes. To have made it to the grandest arena in sports means they’re truly a cut above the rest—and cut from a different cloth. Their qualities are not unique, though; in fact, we think rehab therapists (PTs, OTs, and SLPs) have a lot in common with the elite athletes …

  • WebPT is 10,000 Clinics Strong Image

    articleSep 5, 2017 | 3 min. read

    WebPT is 10,000 Clinics Strong

    It’s official: WebPT is now 10,000 clinics strong. It’s still kind of hard for us to believe that we have actually reached this milestone. We’ve been talking about it for weeks—months, actually—and during that time, our team has done a lot of reflecting. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that we launched our little niche-software company out of the back room in a coffee shop. In our first month of business back in 2008, …

  • Wallpaper: Move. Restore. Revive. Image

    downloadJun 24, 2016

    Wallpaper: Move. Restore. Revive.

    It’s officially summer—and that means ’tis the season for movement. Across the country, people young and old are lacing up their hiking boots, pumping up their bike tires, and packing their beach bags. But for some folks, musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction stand in the way of summer fun—which means this is also the season to celebrate the amazing work rehab therapists do to help get people back to the warm-weather activities they love. In that spirit, we’ve …

Achieve greatness in practice with the ultimate EMR for PTs, OTs, and SLPs.