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7 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Patients

Everyone has an off day every now and again, but some patients seem almost impossible to please—or to motivate. And unhappy, unmotivated patients aren’t going to get the most out of therapy—or do your practice any favors in the word-of-mouth referral department. So, what’s a conscientious provider to do? Of course, you want your patients to be engaged in their care—and thus, more willing to cooperate. But, that’s not always the easiest feat to accomplish. With that in mind, here are seven tips to help you—and your staff members—deal with difficult patients:

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MCIDs: What Are They, and Why Do They Matter?

Things aren’t always as they appear, and that’s certainly true when it comes to measuring the success of rehab therapy treatment. As any therapist knows, if you make decisions based on observational data alone, determining whether or not your treatment is making a difference can prove difficult.

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All that Jazz: Top Takeaways from PPS 2017

As I pulled my scarf high up over my wind-chapped cheeks, dodged a car that nearly hit me as I made my way across the crosswalk, and heard the L train rattle the platform above my head, it wasn’t hard to imagine the likes of Al Capone or John Dillinger leading police on a wild goose chase through downtown Chicago.

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PT in the House: 6 Benefits of Running a Home-Visit Therapy Practice

What if I told you there’s a physical therapy practice model that requires minimal investment, has a low operating cost, and is practically burnout-proof? What if I added that this model provides a steady flow of new clients and is well poised to meet the rehab needs of the Baby Boomer generation?

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