• 3 Ways Home Exercise Programs Improve Patient Engagement Image

    articleOct 27, 2015 | 3 min. read

    3 Ways Home Exercise Programs Improve Patient Engagement

    A prescribed home exercise program (HEP) is a critical feature of any patient’s plan of care—one that greatly influences patient engagement. But, simply having an HEP in place doesn’t guarantee a boost in patient engagement. Furthermore, if your programs aren’t finely tuned, your patients may not feel encouraged to stay the rehabilitation course—assuming they perform their home exercises, period. So, what’s a therapist to do? Here’s how providers can use a well-planned HEP to improve patient engagement. …

  • 7 Thought-Provoking Facts About Physical Therapy You Can't Ignore Image

    articleFeb 19, 2015 | 5 min. read

    7 Thought-Provoking Facts About Physical Therapy You Can't Ignore

    According to Sir Francis Bacon , knowledge itself is power—and we couldn’t agree more. However, there’s a lot happening in the healthcare industry right now, and staying knowledgeable about everything can certainly feel like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve curated seven of the most thought-provoking facts about physical therapy and put them together in one quick-read post. Without further ado, here are some bite-sized bits of knowledge. Just remember, with great knowledge, comes great responsibility . …

  • articleAug 5, 2013 | 5 min. read

    Innovative Product Feature: IKKOS

    In honor of this month’s rehab innovation theme, we’re featuring several new products and companies that are bridging the therapy and technology gap. These innovators are using technology to improve patient outcomes and experiences in therapy, and to us, it doesn’t get much better than that. First up on our list: IKKOS . We were lucky enough to exchange emails with IKKOS team member and former world-champion swimmer Randall Bal . Here’s what we learned: Why and …

  • Improving Home Exercise Program Adherence in Physical Therapy Image

    articleJun 20, 2013 | 4 min. read

    Improving Home Exercise Program Adherence in Physical Therapy

    Research shows that only 35% of physical therapy patients fully adhere to their plans of care. I’ll let that sink in for a moment, because that number is staggeringly low. It turns out that most patients simply aren’t doing their prescribed physical therapy home exercise programs —and the most common reasons cited are lack of motivation, questions regarding self-efficacy, and perceived barriers to exercise. While it’s true that our patients are ultimately responsible for being actively engaged …

  • articleOct 11, 2012 | 4 min. read

    What Can Your EMR Do for You Beyond Documentation?

    Today’s blog post comes from copywriters Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen. Earlier this week we tackled four reasons your practice should ditch paper documentation and go digital with Electronic Medical Records (EMR). At this point, you've either already made the switch or you’ve probably at least made up your mind to go digital soon. No matter what stage you’re in, we all know that EMR is an investment, and you might be wondering how to get the …

  • articleMay 22, 2012 | 3 min. read

    St. Mary's UMN Undergrad Completes Thesis on WebPT Influencing HEP Compliance

    We all know prescribed home exercise is a key part of patient recovery and rehab, so it can be pretty frustrating when patients do not correctly follow or comply with the prescribed program. Non-compliance with home exercise programs (HEP) can really hamper the overall goals you set for your patients. Limited progress equals additional clinic visits and ultimately higher healthcare costs. Needless to say, HEP compliance is a big deal. Lauren Baier, a biology major at St. Mary’s …

  • articleSep 26, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Keep your patients engaged with new technology

    As the world speeds up, people rely more on mobile technology to keep them updated while on the go. Smartphones, Netbooks and Tablets are used for more communicate, manage their finances and keep their schedules in check. As we come to accept these technologies as a part of our daily lives, we near the final frontier: Healthcare. As usual, healthcare is the final application of emerging technology. The unfortunate part about this is that it's probably the …

  • articleSep 19, 2011 | 3 min. read

    No more hand-written home exercise instructions! The WebPT HEP is here.

    Even some of us non-physical therapists know that regular exercise is beneficial for many reasons. The Mayo Clinic listed the top 7 benefits of regular exercise as : Weight Control Combating Health Conditions and Diseases Improving Mood Boosting Energy Improving Sleep Improving Intimacy A Good Time We couldn’t agree more. And now, helping your patients get to a place of good health with a home exercise program (HEP) is easier than ever. The Launch of HEP WebPT …

  • articleAug 15, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Coming Soon to WebPT - New Features

    The month of September is going to be a busy month at WebPT Headquarters. In our quest to continue leading the PT EMR market, WebPT will be releasing some exciting new features and products that we are sure will enhance your experience and improve practice management. We wanted to quickly update everyone on these products and the education that will be accompanying the releases. Before diving into these features, we wanted to address the changes that WebPT …

  • articleAug 11, 2011 | 2 min. read

    Patient Portal: How to add value to your practice

    A recent article  critiqing new products in the EHR market found that services like billing for telephone advice is proving to be near impossible. While this type of service and others may be a stretch, the topic on providing a Patient Portal may prove to be a valuable asset to your clinic.  While the perspective in this article is that Patient Portal technology isn't mature enough right now, it is worth keeping an eye on as it …

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