• The Rehab Therapist’s Guide to Hashtags Image

    articleApr 9, 2019 | 7 min. read

    The Rehab Therapist’s Guide to Hashtags

    Hashtags are here to stay (so long as Twitter and Instagram have anything to say about it), so if you’re not already using hashtags in your social media marketing , now is the time to start. For those of you who already use hashtags on social, kudos! You’re well on your way to becoming a social media savant—if you’re not already. But even savants can use advice from time to time, so before we dive into the …

  • 20 GIFs to Get You Excited for OT Month 2019 Image

    articleApr 2, 2019 | 2 min. read

    20 GIFs to Get You Excited for OT Month 2019

    Occupational therapists, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways (with these gifs): OTs are a rare breed. tumblr.com Not only are they natural caregivers... Tenor.com ...but being a great OT requires someone with natural creativity… Giphy.com ...and a talent for puzzle-solving. Ungeek.ph Many occupational therapists have a taste for adventure. Giphy.com So it’s a good thing occupational therapists can work pretty much anywhere. Giphy.com Plus, OTs can work in a variety of settings, from helping …

  • The Most Common Physical Therapy Abbreviations Image

    articleMar 27, 2019 | 7 min. read

    The Most Common Physical Therapy Abbreviations

    Physical therapy abbreviations are frequently used by PTs and PTAs to denote various movements, devices, viewpoints, anatomical landmarks, surgical procedures, and even professional certifications. There are many different abbreviations floating around out there, and we felt it made sense to create a comprehensive guide to PT shorthand. This article is divided into two sections: clinical terminology and professional terminology. We’ll start with the abbreviations that are generally used in clinical practice and documentation. Then, we’ll move on …

  • 3 Emerging Trends in OT Telehealth and Technology Image

    articleMar 15, 2019 | 10 min. read

    3 Emerging Trends in OT Telehealth and Technology

    If you’ve been to Ascend —or any business-related rehab therapy event—you’ve certainly heard this common complaint: “There are so many patients who would benefit from OT, PT, and SLP—but they aren't making it into our clinics.” To make matters worse, we therapy professionals aren't very good at retaining the patients who do come to see us. And, of the few patients who complete an entire course of therapy, many don’t comply with their home exercise programs (HEPs) …

  • When Patients Can't Pay: The How and Why of Financing Programs Image

    articleMar 13, 2019 | 5 min. read

    When Patients Can't Pay: The How and Why of Financing Programs

    Most patients— especially those with whom your practice has a good rapport —want to pay their bills. Unfortunately, with the rise of high-deductible healthcare plans , patients are now responsible for a larger portion of their healthcare bills (in addition to insurance plan premiums). As a result, many well-intentioned people are simply unable to cover the cost of the care they need. This problem is exacerbated for specialities like rehab therapy, because patients typically need to attend …

  • 5 Signs You're Not Ready to Sell Your Practice Image

    articleMar 11, 2019 | 8 min. read

    5 Signs You're Not Ready to Sell Your Practice

    Rehab therapy market consolidation is a hot topic that’s only gotten hotter over the last few years . But when large companies start to absorb your local competition faster than you can blink, that hot topic suddenly becomes uncomfortably close—and you may feel pressured to consider a voluntary sale before you’re swallowed up by the flames. I mean, why resign to getting gobbled when you can form a mutually beneficial partnership, right? But what happens if—after going …

  • What's a Landing Page, and Why Should I Use One? Image

    articleFeb 26, 2019 | 4 min. read

    What's a Landing Page, and Why Should I Use One?

    It’s no surprise that patients turn to the Web for health information . (Dr. Google, anyone?) And when folks hit up the Internet for solutions to what ails them, you want them to know rehab therapy is the ideal option. (After all, as we mention here , only about 10% of patients who could benefit from seeing a PT actually end up doing so.) That’s where tools like Google Ads come into play (e.g., targeting advertisements to …

  • 4 Weird Ways Patients Are Finding Your Practice Image

    articleFeb 25, 2019 | 6 min. read

    4 Weird Ways Patients Are Finding Your Practice

    Attracting patients can be a big struggle—one that, especially in smaller clinics, often leaves therapists and practice owners wondering exactly how to get more business. And although we’ve talked a lot about some common strategies you can use to lure in new patients (and retain old ones ), there are some less-visible forces that could be pulling in a small portion of your patient pool. So today, we’re going to step away from more conventional digital marketing …

  • 2019 MIPS Quality Measures for PTs, OTs, and SLPs Image

    downloadFeb 22, 2019

    2019 MIPS Quality Measures for PTs, OTs, and SLPs

    There are boatloads of information floating around about MIPS and its requirements—and considering how complex it is , there’s little question as to why. Certain parts of the program bear the brunt of the intricate legalese, though—one of which being the Quality category. A descendent of the defunct PQRS program, the Quality category has more than 250 measures—each with unique reporting requirements. Of those measures, the final rule listed the following 11 as specifically applicable to PTs …

  • Make Google Do It: How to Use the Internet to Win More Patients  Image

    webinarFeb 20, 2019

    Make Google Do It: How to Use the Internet to Win More Patients

    A quiet day in the clinic can be nice every once in a while, but if you’re constantly scrambling to fill your schedule, staying profitable is going to be tough. After all, you’ve got bills to pay, and to bring in revenue, you’ve gotta bring in patients. But, how do you find them? It might sound a little strange, but the best place to look for patients is exactly where they’re looking for you: online. Chances are, …

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