• Whoa, Domino: The Downstream Impact of a Weak HEP Software Image

    articleJan 18, 2018 | 5 min. read

    Whoa, Domino: The Downstream Impact of a Weak HEP Software

    They say a carpenter is only as good as his or her tools. So if you plan on making a masterpiece, then you want to use the best tools available. Otherwise, you’ll probably have to make a few concessions—and there’s a good chance you’ll end up with suboptimal results. And as a rehab therapist, it’s especially important that you use the best tools available, because the results of your labor have a direct impact on the wellbeing …

  • The YouTube Effect: What Online Exercise Videos Mean for the Future of Physical Therapy Image

    articleJan 9, 2018 | 5 min. read

    The YouTube Effect: What Online Exercise Videos Mean for the Future of Physical Therapy

    I’ll admit it: I’ve spent many a late night on YouTube, venturing deep into all of the wonderful weirdness it has to offer. It’s become an integral piece of the current pop culture zeitgeist and has given content creators, business owners, and anyone with an opinion and a smartphone a platform on which to broadcast themselves. (And, thanks to YouTube, I still can’t hear the Jurassic Park theme without thinking of this .) So, it’s no surprise …

  • Apps, Chat, and Text: How Mobile Communication Impacts the Patient Experience Image

    articleAug 9, 2017 | 5 min. read

    Apps, Chat, and Text: How Mobile Communication Impacts the Patient Experience

    It’s no understatement that text has the power to revolutionize healthcare messaging—and health care in general. This mobile technology allows practitioners to provide their patients with not only a fast, convenient means of communication, but also better, more informed care. Plus, considering that 52% of smartphone owners use their phones to look up health-related information, mobile is the perfect platform to engage with patients. In fact, according to a 2015 physician survey , 90% of participants used …

  • iPad and Tablet Apps for a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Image

    articleJul 17, 2017 | 6 min. read

    iPad and Tablet Apps for a Pediatric Occupational Therapist

    We’ve all seen catchy music paired with a montage of all the awesome things you can do with an iPad. The iPad—and Apple, in general—is all about the wow factor. Not to be outdone, Microsoft has also released a pretty spiffy tablet called Surface, with tons of entertaining marketing to boot . Then there’s all the techy Android tablets, like the new Yoga and the Samsung Galaxy Note and Tab , as well as the Kindle Fire …

  • Top 10 iPad Apps for Physical Therapists Image

    articleMar 31, 2016 | 4 min. read

    Top 10 iPad Apps for Physical Therapists

    Oh, Internet, where would we be without you? Probably here , actually. The world has changed dramatically since the dawn of the World Wide Web (seriously, some of us probably don’t even remember what we did in the time of B.B: Before Browsing), and the PT clinic is no exception. EMR usurped paper, servers gave way to the cloud, and the desktop computer has fallen to the smaller and more powerful laptop—and in some cases, the even …

  • This Week in PT News, June 6 Image

    articleJun 6, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, June 6

    Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Surgeon Create Pitching App Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Kevin Wilk, his longtime physical therapist colleague, recently created an app called Throw Like a Pro, which they specifically designed to prevent overuse injury in baseball players. This app not only offers tips and exercises for pitchers, but also calculates the amount of rest time they should have based on their age. Read more about this new app and how it …

  • articleApr 22, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Quick Tips for Improving Work Efficiency in Your Rehab Therapy Clinic

    As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve dedicated a sizeable portion of this month’s blog space to helping you and your clinic conserve resources and become more environmentally conscious. But let’s not forget about the most important resource of all—your time! You might assume that you need a major systematic overhaul to improve work efficiency in your clinic. Not so. In this case, small investments pay big dividends. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most …

  • articleJul 31, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Dictate This!

    Sure, we covered Dragon’s fire-breathing dictation service  in a blog post last month—quite a useful service if you’ve been bitten by the speech-to-text bug—but there’s a new kid on the block. And it, too, has a bite. It also roars. Have a Mac? Check out the new Mountain Lion operating system ($19.99 in the App Store) with a built-in dictation tool. You talk; Apple types. Anywhere. Place your cursor where you would normally type—on a Word doc, …

  • articleJul 23, 2012 | 5 min. read

    mHealth Strives for Mainstream

    In a recent post , mHealth Insight explained that we’re more likely as consumers to drop the “health” in mHealth rather than the “mobile,” because mobile cannibalizes all things pocket-sized and digital . Anything plus mobile eventually just equals mobile. For example, camera phones and music phones are both now just phones. So, mHealth will soon just be mobile, too. Folks won’t look up from their giant touchscreen phones and say they’re “engaging with the Healthcare system;” …

  • articleJul 5, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Health 2.0 Monitoring Devices, Part II: Tools for a Healthy Lifestyle or an Obsession?

    We all want to lead a healthy lifestyle but can too much technology be problematic? This past Tuesday, Erica and I covered 12 personal health monitoring devices for the health 2.0 lifestyle . In today’s post, let’s talk about real user experience: the good, the bad, and the gimmicky. In an article posted on AllThingsD.com , Andy Smith, CEO of IAC-owned DailyBurn , told reporter Lauren Goode that today’s fitness tracking devices border on gimmicks: “I feel …

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