• Let’s Celebrate Global PT Day of Service 2019! Image

    articleSep 16, 2019 | 5 min. read

    Let’s Celebrate Global PT Day of Service 2019!

    The fifth annual PT Day of Service ™ is taking the entire world by storm on October 12. We invite you to join thousands of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, students, and others as we serve our local and global communities. Nearly 15,000 participants in 60 countries have joined the PTDOS cause since its inception in 2015. What began as a simple question of “ What if… ” has grown into a worldwide movement—and we’re excited to …

  • 3 Changes You Can’t Afford to Ignore in the New Rehab Therapy M&A Market Image

    articleSep 3, 2019 | 5 min. read

    3 Changes You Can’t Afford to Ignore in the New Rehab Therapy M&A Market

    This post comes from Ascend 2019 speaker Paul Martin, the president of Martin Healthcare Advisors. Want to see Paul speak about rehab therapy business and leadership strategy during a live interactive session? Register for Ascend here . Curious about the rest of the speaker lineup? Check it out here . Everyone knows that the physical therapy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market is hot right now, and everyone has questions. Who are the real buyers? Where are their …

  • Physical Therapy Specialties Every PT Should Know About Image

    articleAug 30, 2019 | 12 min. read

    Physical Therapy Specialties Every PT Should Know About

    One of the best parts about being a physical therapist is that we have endless opportunities to niche down . From working with developmentally challenged infants to focusing on seniors with Parkinson’s disease, we can take our passion for helping others and apply it in countless ways. But, while there are tons of certifications out there, there are only a handful of sanctioned, board-certified clinical specializations for physical therapists.  We did some digging to explore what these …

  • Growing Pains: How to Manage Transitions and Chaos as Your Practice Expands Image

    articleAug 16, 2019 | 7 min. read

    Growing Pains: How to Manage Transitions and Chaos as Your Practice Expands

    This post comes from Ascend 2019 speaker Amy Lafko, the owner of Cairn Consulting Solutions. Want to see Amy speak about rehab therapy business and leadership strategy during a live interactive session? Register for Ascend here . Curious about the rest of the speaker lineup? Check it out here . A few years ago, I was working as a director of rehab. My team of 35 had been in a really good groove. That’s when the merger …

  • How to Market Yourself as a Top PT Job Candidate Image

    articleMay 21, 2019 | 14 min. read

    How to Market Yourself as a Top PT Job Candidate

    Spring is here, which means hundreds of  #FreshPTs  are descending on the job market in pursuit of  the perfect job . It’s an exciting time for employers looking to expand their teams—but when you’re a new grad vying for that perfect job, especially without much experience, the competition can feel intimidating. Even if you’ve been out of school for years, certain jobs simply attract scores of applicants, which can shake the confidence of even the most experienced …

  • 7 Things to Know Before Buying a PT Practice Image

    articleFeb 15, 2019 | 7 min. read

    7 Things to Know Before Buying a PT Practice

    Many physical therapists dream of owning their own practice one day. While some clinicians wait until they’ve been working for years before they take the plunge, more and more new graduates are opting for clinic ownership right out of school. Regardless of when the timing feels right, one of the biggest decisions facing an aspiring clinic owner is whether to buy an existing PT practice or start one from scratch . Many folks wind up purchasing existing …

  • Founder Letter: Guts and Data: Why You Need Both to Make Better Business Decisions Image

    articleFeb 5, 2019 | 9 min. read

    Founder Letter: Guts and Data: Why You Need Both to Make Better Business Decisions

    Imagine you were completely convinced that one of your patients needed treatment for sciatica. You didn’t perform many clinical tests, and you didn’t monitor outcomes, because your gut told you that sciatica treatment was the answer. Yet over time, you found that your treatment wasn’t helping your patient; as a matter of fact, it was making symptoms worse. Had you thoroughly tested the patient at the onset of treatment, you might never have treated him or her …

  • 5 Reasons Not to Set Productivity Goals Image

    articleJan 24, 2019 | 7 min. read

    5 Reasons Not to Set Productivity Goals

    “Productivity” is one of the most controversial terms in the physical therapy world these days. The vast majority of staff therapists are judged, to some extent, by their productivity numbers—and many are held to unrealistic standards that allow no margin of error to account for bathroom breaks, patient refusals, or even conferring with other medical team members regarding a patient’s care plan. Because productivity is based on the time we spend performing tasks that can be billed …

  • 6 Books Every PT Should Read Image

    articleJan 18, 2019 | 5 min. read

    6 Books Every PT Should Read

    Everyone needs some personal time to thrive in life—whether that time is dedicated to adventuring in the great outdoors, meditating and decompressing mentally, or hunkering down and reading a good book. But sometimes it can feel difficult to justify taking a break—especially when life is flying by at breakneck speeds. So, I’m giving you a reason to take some time out—and take a load off your feet—by providing a list of the best physical therapy books that …

  • 8 Pitfalls for Startup PT Practices Image

    articleJan 11, 2019 | 8 min. read

    8 Pitfalls for Startup PT Practices

    When I was growing up, I used to love watching Indiana Jones reruns with my dad. Whenever one of us found good ole’ Indy playing on TV, we’d plop down and watch the rest of the movie, regardless of how many times we’d seen it. I especially loved watching Indiana duck, dodge, and outsmart every booby trap he encountered during his adventures (the giant rolling boulder was always my personal favorite). While founding a startup practice may …

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