• Fortune Favors Data: Lessons Learned About Outcomes at Ascend 2015 Image

    articleSep 21, 2015 | 7 min. read

    Fortune Favors Data: Lessons Learned About Outcomes at Ascend 2015

    Carl Sandberg’s 1914 poem “ Chicago ” spawned one of the city’s most popular nicknames: the City of Big Shoulders. The moniker proudly implies that Chicagoans are work horses—always carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. They’re the toilers, the builders, and the difference-makers. By that definition, rehab therapy is certainly the Profession of Big Shoulders. Thus, it makes sense that this year’s Ascend 2015 took place in the heart of Chicagoland. And as the …

  • Wanna Grab a (Free) Slice of Ascend? Image

    articleJul 15, 2015 | 1 min. read

    Wanna Grab a (Free) Slice of Ascend?

    Wanna Grab a (Free) Slice of Ascend? Ascend 2015 is right around the corner, and we know you’re eager to get to Chi-Town, enjoy a slice of deep-dish pizza, and learn tips from some of the best rehab professionals in the biz. Unfortunately, conferences can cost a pretty penny , which is why we’re treating one lucky winner to the ultimate VIP Ascend package. What do you get if you win? Well, on top of receiving two …

  • Nothing But Network: 5 Tips to Up Your Game Image

    articleJun 11, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Nothing But Network: 5 Tips to Up Your Game

    If you’re gearing up for an upcoming conference , you’re probably already thinking about all the awesome and inspiring people you’re going to meet—and all the ways they can help your career. Networking is crucial to developing your little black book of business contacts, but it’s not as simple as shaking hands and kissing babies. Before you try to network by the seat of your pants, check out these handy tips to help you make the most …

  • Attend Like You Mean It: The PT’s Guide to Making the Most Out of Conferences Image

    articleJun 10, 2015 | 12 min. read

    Attend Like You Mean It: The PT’s Guide to Making the Most Out of Conferences

    APTA’s NEXT conference just wrapped up in DC, and in case you missed it, we recently announced the second annual Ascend business summit . As any rehab therapist will tell you, though, these two conferences are merely the tip of the trade show iceberg. In addition to the national APTA conference, there are meetings for all the different sections and state associations—not to mention all the shows outside of the APTA. With so many conferences vying for …

  • Are Conferences Worth It? Image

    articleJun 9, 2015 | 4 min. read

    Are Conferences Worth It?

    Networking, welcome parties, and complimentary food (and drink tickets) are nice, but conferences can run a pretty penny—anywhere from $100 to upwards of $1500 per attendee, depending on the size of the event and the caliber of the speakers. Before shelling out any of your hard-earned money to attend or sponsor an event of this kind, you’ll need to make sure it’s worth the investment of your time and money. But value isn’t one-size-fits-all. What might benefit …

  • 5 Reasons You Should Attend Ascend 2015 Image

    articleApr 28, 2015 | 4 min. read

    5 Reasons You Should Attend Ascend 2015

    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: 1. You’ll earn CEUs. …

  • Ascend 2014 in My Shoes Image

    articleSep 30, 2014 | 4 min. read

    Ascend 2014 in My Shoes

    I had the great pleasure of participating in the  WebPT Ascend Conference in Dallas, Texas, on September 20. Ascend was a one-day educational event focused on helping PTs, OTs, and SLPs succeed in business. The conference offered two learning tracks to choose from—one tailored to starting a PT, OT, or SLP practice and the other geared toward growing an existing one. Ascend was billed as the ultimate rehab therapy business summit, and it did not disappoint. The …

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