• articleApr 25, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Planting Seeds for the Future

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT . Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active Tweeter ( @PranaPT ). Thanks, Ann! WebPT’s theme for the month of April focuses on protecting and bettering the planet . As Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga stated , “While we want everyone to play their part in protecting and bettering our planet, we also want any green initiatives to benefit your practice—and your patients.” …

  • articleApr 18, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Developing Sensory-Motor Skills with Socks and Plastic Bags

    Today’s blog post comes from the Recycling Occupational Therapist Barbara Smith. I am thrilled that WebPT has asked me to share some therapeutic interventions created from recycled materials as we celebrate Earth Day. I began using household items such as detergent bottles, cardboard boxes, and old socks to create activities that engage severely multiply-handicapped children and adults more than 20 years ago. Because my homemade activities were individualized, they worked better than commercially available products and the …

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    articleMar 28, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Billing for Cash-Based Physical Therapy Practices

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT . Ann is the owner of PranaPT, a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant ( @PranaPT ). Thanks, Ann! I am often asked how I document and bill for visits in my cash-based practice. I laugh every time a therapist comments, “You’re so lucky; you don’t have to worry about documentation or billing because you get paid up front!” While this is a funny (and …

  • articleMar 7, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Medicare 8-Minute Rule: So Simple Yet Diabolically Complicated

    Today's post comes from Tom Ambury, PT and compliance officer at  PT Compliance Group . Thanks, Tom! “Tom, how can you make a statement that the Medicare 8-minute rule is simple yet diabolically complicated?” I can make that statement because even though this rule has been in effect for years—and thus, people should have the hang of it—mistakes still happen. And when I talk to therapists about it, a lot of confusion still exists. The 8-minute rule …

  • articleFeb 20, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Medicare Issues Facing Cash-Based PTs

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel ,  PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant (@PranaPT). Thanks, Ann! Grab a cup of coffee (or a stiff drink) because we’re going to talk about Medicare. Currently, there are two issues that we as physical therapists need to be aware of because they affect how we treat patients on a daily basis. First, it is vital for all …

  • articleJan 29, 2013 | 5 min. read

    A PT’s Guide to Reputation Management

    Today’s blog comes from E-rehab.com President David Straight, PT, DPT, OCS. E-Rehab provides physical therapy websites, video, email newsletters, search, and social media for physical therapy-owned private practices. Contact David at 800.468.5161 or dave@e-rehab.com .   As Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one negative one to lose it.” With this statement in mind—and 21 st century technology—let’s talk about reputation management in 2013. Here are a few questions …

  • articleJan 28, 2013 | 2 min. read

    How to Get Your Phone to Ring off the Hook with New Patients

    Today's blog post comes from Jack Sparacio , MSPT, COMT, CFMT, and owner of PT Marketing Consultants and Sparacio Physical Therapy . Follow him on Twitter at @SparacioPT. > You could wait for the phone to just magically start ringing—or you could start thinking like an entrepreneur! In his bestselling, must-read book The E-myth Revisited , author Michael Gerber draws the distinction between "working in your business" and "working on your business.” While this might sound like …

  • articleJan 17, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Achieving Patient Satisfaction in Physical Therapy

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel ,  PT . Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant (@PranaPT). Thanks, Ann! In today’s market, where patients have greater access to information and higher expectations for the quality of care they receive, the issue of patient satisfaction has received a great deal of attention. When you hear the words “patient satisfaction,” what images come to mind? Do you view …

  • articleJan 16, 2013 | 5 min. read

    What are Compliance Programs and Why Does My PT Practice Need One?

    The concept of a compliance program is new to many in private practice physical therapy.  However, it’s a necessary aspect of any practice. Here are some common questions (and answers!) regarding a compliance program: What is a compliance program? A compliance program is a set of checks and balances to ensure that a physical therapy practice is meeting its established standards. Another way to look at it is that compliance is a quality program to ensure a …

  • articleDec 19, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Inspiration from Caffeine

    Today’s blog post comes from Kenji Carp, PT, OCS, ATC, an Advanced Competency Certified Vestibular Therapist and Clinic Director of Cooperative Performance & Rehabilitation . To be honest, the first thing that really inspires me each morning is coffee. I have had many patients and friends recommend I switch to tea for all of the health benefits in addition to the caffeine, but if I made the switch, I would miss the bone-jarring effects of the acid …

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