• Founder Letter: Top 4 Trends for PTs, OTs, and SLPs in 2018 Image

    articleJan 3, 2018 | 10 min. read

    Founder Letter: Top 4 Trends for PTs, OTs, and SLPs in 2018

    It’s become an annual tradition of mine to look ahead to the new year and forecast the trends that are most likely to impact the rehab therapy industry. While I don’t have a crystal ball—what would be the fun in that?—I’ve gotten pretty good at predicting what’s on our horizon. (You can check out my 2017 post here and my 2016 one here .) There’s nothing on my list for this year that should come as a …

  • Spooky, Scary, or Just Plain Fun: Halloween Traditions Across Our Community Image

    articleOct 31, 2017 | 3 min. read

    Spooky, Scary, or Just Plain Fun: Halloween Traditions Across Our Community

    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 …

  • Giving Back: How Therapists Across America are Celebrating PT Day of Service 2017 Image

    articleOct 14, 2017 | 4 min. read

    Giving Back: How Therapists Across America are Celebrating PT Day of Service 2017

    They say inspiration happens when you break out of your comfort zone. You’ve likely heard a variation of this adage at some point—and perhaps even found truth in it yourself. For Efosa Guobadia, DPT, the founder of PT Haven , inspiration struck as he gazed upon the winding Amazon River in a remote region of Peru. At the time, the Atlanta-based physical therapist was providing volunteer PT services to the local population when he suddenly had a …

  • 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: In Their Shoes: How Our Patients Define Value Image

    articleSep 6, 2017 | 8 min. read

    Founder Letter: In Their Shoes: How Our Patients Define Value

    You’ve undoubtedly heard this sage piece of advice before: other people’s opinions of you seldom matter. But, as a physical therapist, I have to take that bit of wisdom with a grain of salt, because when it comes to your patients’ opinion, making a positive impression is crucial. The patient experience is a subject that’s near and dear to my heart—and if you’re a rehab therapist, I’m betting you feel the same way. In fact, I firmly …

  • 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. …

  • Founder Letter: The Secret to Hiring the Right People in Your Practice Image

    articleJun 7, 2017 | 12 min. read

    Founder Letter: The Secret to Hiring the Right People in Your Practice

    Sometimes, the hunt for talent can feel akin to searching for a mythological creature. Other times, you’re forced to make a decision between two (or more) well-qualified candidates. And then there are the times you hire someone thinking they’re the right fit, only to have that relationship implode a few months down the line. Bringing the wrong people onboard can cause irreparable damage to a clinic’s morale. And when that happens, filling vacant positions will be the …

  • Physical Therapy Cards for a Sweet Valentine's Day Image

    downloadFeb 10, 2017

    Physical Therapy Cards for a Sweet Valentine's Day

    Not sure how you can play the part of a charming Cupid in your physical therapy clinic this Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. We have everything you need to sink that sweet arrow—er, make your patients, colleagues, and friends smile. That’s because we created printable—and totally free—physical therapy valentines just for you. That’s right; you don’t need to suffer through sharing generic Valentine’s Day cards ever again. We’ve got your back. So, until we can figure out how …

  • New Year's Resolutions Across Rehab Nation Image

    articleJan 6, 2017 | 4 min. read

    New Year's Resolutions Across Rehab Nation

    More than 100 million Americans resolve to make changes each new year. And while some of us stumble along the way, plenty more enjoy coming up with—and actually following through on—ideas for self-improvement. Need a jumpstart for a successful 2017? We recently surveyed some select rehab therapy professionals to get a pulse on their goals for the year. Here’s what they had to say. Asia Giuffrida Office Manager at Gilford Physical Therapy & Spine Center Rather than …

  • Founder Letter: 4 Predictions for PTs, OTs, and SLPs in 2017 Image

    articleJan 5, 2017 | 15 min. read

    Founder Letter: 4 Predictions for PTs, OTs, and SLPs in 2017

    Last year, I laid out a handful of predictions for 2016 —and what do you know? Most of them were spot on. In fact, much of what I covered—think interoperability, the importance of data collection, payment reform, and the push toward private practice consolidation—are all holding strong and will surely continue into 2017 (well, barring any unforeseeable curveballs to the state of health care as we know it, that is). In the meantime, though, here’s what I …

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