Marketing your clinic may not be your favorite part of running a business, but it’s wholly necessary if you want to keep your doors open. After all, you can’t do the thing you love most—help patients—if you don’t have patients coming through your doors.
What’s in a name? If you ask any expecting parent, it’s a lot. After all, a name is something most people carry with them through their whole lives, and it can have a lot of social implications. For many PT practice owners, their clinics are their babies—which makes choosing the right name even more important.
We’ve all seen catchy music paired with a montage of all the awesome things you can do with an iPad. The iPad—and Apple, in general—is all about the wow factor. Not to be outdone, Microsoft has also released a pretty spiffy tablet called Surface, with tons of entertaining marketing to boot. Then there’s all the techy Android tablets, like the new Yoga and the Samsung Galaxy Note and Tab, as well as the Kindle Fire.
Today’s blog post comes from the Recycling Occupational Therapist Barbara Smith.
I am thrilled that WebPT has asked me to share some therapeutic interventions created from recycled materials as we celebrate Earth Day. I began using household items such as detergent bottles, cardboard boxes, and old socks to create activities that engage severely multiply-handicapped children and adults more than 20 years ago. Because my homemade activities were individualized, they worked better than commercially available products and the environmental impact was an added benefit!
I describe how to design, fabricate, and adapt many of these activities in my book The Recycling Occupational Therapist, and anyone who is aware of my work knows that I love to make activities out of vibrant, strong, and easy to grasp detergent bottles. However, today I will share some simple activities made out of socks and supermarket plastic bags.
Simply fill socks with grocery bags and stitch the ends together to create a ring. Vary the sizes according to your needs using small ones to place on ring stacks and larger ones (or sew several small ones together) to use in the following large “sensory ring” activity shown in my video:
WebPT EMR Adds a Pediatric-Focused Module
Today, we’re announcing a new feature of WebPT that focuses on Pediatrics…finally! The Pediatric rehab community has been shouting for EMR providers to focus on specialty practices like Peds for a long time. WebPT has answered the call.
Top 10 Benefits of the new Pediatric-focused module:
WebPT Brings You Local and National Legislation Updates: Optional PT services for children under Medicaid
Physical Therapy is often considered an “optional” service under Medicaid guidelines. Children can often suffer from this the most. APTA has written the following letter on behalf of the PT industry in order to offer legislative recommendations regarding this vital issue.