• What Makes Us Grateful: Thanksgiving Thoughts from Top PT Leaders Image

    articleNov 23, 2016 | 4 min. read

    What Makes Us Grateful: Thanksgiving Thoughts from Top PT Leaders

    Ah, Thanksgiving. We’re just hours away from that celebratory time of year when we turn our focus to family, food, and football. But while we’re all excited about getting elbow-deep in all the yummy Turkey Day delicacies (green bean casserole FTW!), let’s not forget about the true purpose of this annual tradition: giving thanks. In that spirit, we thought you might delight in some Thanksgiving reflections from a few of rehab therapy’s finest. Heidi Jannenga Co-founder and …

  • Giving Back: 2016 PT Day of Service Image

    articleOct 14, 2016 | 3 min. read

    Giving Back: 2016 PT Day of Service

    Volunteering at nursing homes. Tutoring kids after school. Donating blood or cold, hard cash during times of need or just because. Whether you give of your time or your money, if you’re fortunate enough to lend a helping hand, doing so won’t only benefit those receiving your help; I’m willing to bet it’ll make you feel pretty darn great, too. Plus, you’ll likely inspire others to do the same. That’s the idea behind Global PT Day of …

  • 6 Steps to Giving Meaningful Feedback in the Workplace Image

    articleSep 26, 2016 | 7 min. read

    6 Steps to Giving Meaningful Feedback in the Workplace

    Feedback is a funny thing. Everyone loves to receive it, but no one likes to give it. And that spells trouble. Because without feedback, there is no improvement; and without improvement, relationships fail—especially in business. After all, employees leave managers, not companies . That’s right; at the end of the day, employees disengage and eventually quit because of poor relationships with their coworkers and leaders. And the root cause of that failed partnership often is feedback—or lack …

  • 3 Key Action Items from Ascend 2016 Image

    articleSep 14, 2016 | 7 min. read

    3 Key Action Items from Ascend 2016

    The word “Texas” is from the Caddo Indian word “teyshas,” meaning “friends” or “allies”—which explains why the Texas state motto is simply “friendship.” It was fitting, then, for the friendly state to serve as the location of the third-annual Ascend conference . The camaraderie at the two-day event was contagious, with speakers rallying all attendees to unite behind the overarching goal of advancing the entire rehab therapy profession. There were more than 15 sessions at the conference—each …

  • Founder Letter: The 8 Toughest Things You'll Have to Do as the Boss Image

    articleJul 7, 2016 | 9 min. read

    Founder Letter: The 8 Toughest Things You'll Have to Do as the Boss

    Whether you manage one or two employees, or sit at the helm of a multi-clinic chain, being the boss is challenging. And based on what I’ve learned in my own experience as both a clinic director and a tech executive, being a good boss is as much about leaning into the tough situations as it is letting go of what we can’t control. So, what difficult scenarios have I had to lean into—and let go of? Here …

  • Founder Letter: Should You Trim Practice Expenses? Image

    articleJun 7, 2016 | 9 min. read

    Founder Letter: Should You Trim Practice Expenses?

    Managing a practice isn’t easy, and it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the pressure to cut costs and boost your bottom line. What I learned in my experience as a multi-clinic director, though, is that it’s actually possible to improve your cash flow without resorting to trimming expenses. I’m not saying it won’t be challenging; but, it is doable. You simply have to look at managing your cash flow in a new way. For me, that meant …

  • Phoenix: A Bird of a Different Feather Image

    articleJun 2, 2016 | 9 min. read

    Phoenix: A Bird of a Different Feather

    Whether it was a great coach who saw something special in you, that one teacher who knew you were capable of greatness, or the mentor who gave you that little nudge you needed to reach new heights, you—like everyone else out there achieving their ambitions—probably wouldn’t have gotten to where you are without some type of support system. Because regardless of how talented or determined we are individually, to reach our full potential, we all need someone …

  • 3 Steps to Avoid the Bad-Hire Blues in Your Practice Image

    articleApr 14, 2016 | 6 min. read

    3 Steps to Avoid the Bad-Hire Blues in Your Practice

    Hiring the right person for your practice can be tricky, because if you want to find a true “gem,” you have to evaluate more than a person’s qualifications. You have to hire for good culture-fit , too. And unfortunately, that’s a quality you aren’t going to find on any job board—or even a resumé, for that matter. This special “it” factor is something you have to intentionally look for during the hiring process. So, why is culture …

  • Physical Therapy Valentine’s Day Cards Image

    downloadFeb 8, 2016

    Physical Therapy Valentine’s Day Cards

    Are you looking for the perfect way to say, “Happy Valentine’s Day?” Well, you’re in luck. Because in honor of good ol’ St. Valentine, we created these printable #GetPT Valentine’s Day cards! They’re sweet and sassy, and we hope they give you a reason to play the part of Cupid in your practice. Submit your email below, and we’ll send you printable #GetPT Valentine’s Day cards.

  • How to Create an Employee Recognition Program that Works Image

    articleJan 28, 2016 | 2 min. read

    How to Create an Employee Recognition Program that Works

    Forget about employee-of-the-month parking spots. Here’s how to give your employees the appreciation they really want. As a leader, it’s up to you to keep your staff happy and motivated. One of the easiest—but most often overlooked—ways to do that is through something I call Active Appreciation. Receiving recognition for a job well done feels good—we all know this. And a little intentional appreciation—above and beyond high-fives and gold stars—can go a long way toward increasing employee …

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