One of the greatest joys of being a physical therapist is interacting with patients. There is truly no feeling in the world like helping someone improve his or her mobility and independence.
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.
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at some of the hottest topics and trends from the year. Some topics, like cash-based practice and pain science, have been in the spotlight for years—while others emerged only within the last few months.
Successful professionals make it a point to stay current with industry trends, and physical therapists are no exception. Whether you’re passionate about career growth, clinical care, pain science, a niche like sports or pelvic floor therapy, or finding creative ways to use your degree, there’s probably a PT blog out there for you. In this post, we’ve curated some of the best physical therapy blogs on the Internet. Some are written by PTs; others are managed by professional writers, researchers, or other types of clinicians
For an OT, no two days on the job are ever the same, but these hilarious gifs perfectly capture the OT experience.
Many PTs are burned out, cash-strapped, and fed up. Here’s what that means for the future of the profession.
Despite women taking on more rehab therapy leadership roles than ever before, men are still, overall, earning more money.