2020 has been one hell of a year. We kicked off the new year with a news cycle about fraught international tensions—followed shortly by all-encompassing coverage of the Australian bushfires. In February and early March, news about COVID-19 began picking up steam, and the economy started to feel the effects of the pandemic in April. Early May heralded the arrival of the murder hornets, and the month ended with the tragic death of George Floyd. June was defined by social unrest and the BLM movement (which still continues to this day), and it’s beginning to look like July will be the month of the sun-blocking Saharan dust cloud an
In light of the ongoing civil unrest in the United States, I wanted to use this month’s Founder Letter as a way to engage with the physical therapy community—a group that includes peers, colleagues, and friends—about the topic of diversity. My hope is to spark meaningful, productive conversations surrounding racial disparity in rehab. As someone with a platform,
Whether you’re in the process of starting your own business, or you’ve been in business for years now but just never got around to writing your business plan, this blog post is for you.
How do we know if we are providing high-quality care? The answer to this question is sought by a multitude of parties: patients, clinicians, educators, legislators, and insurance companies. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to determine. There is no single score or report that provides a definitive benchmark of quality, but various measures can help paint the picture.
With your updated sick leave policy—and the current hypervigilance around preventing the spread of illness—there’s a good chance that you may see more employees using their sick days over the next several months. And that’s a good thing. Whether you send home an employee who has the sniffles, one of your therapists calls out because he or she is keeping a child home from daycare, or someone on your staff needs to self-quarantine for the full 14 days
Ever since the novel coronavirus reached US shores, the entire physical therapy profession has been caught in a tumultuous storm of change and uncertainty. But here’s the thing about storms: eventually, the rain stops, and the clouds disappear. While there might be some leftover
As the world begins to resume operations, many physical therapy professionals are wondering how they can deliver the best possible care to their patients—without putting anyone at risk of contracting COVID-19 in the process.
After months of enduring shutdowns and restrictions, physical therapy clinics are finally reopening their doors and extending their hours—and many furloughed therapists and front office workers are returning to work. But everything’s not exactly “back to normal”—far from it.
They say growth only happens when you get out of your comfort zone, which is why I always try to remain optimistic in the face of major change. After all, change drives creativity and innovation—and for physical therapists, that translates to better and more accessible care for every patient.
The US has never been known for its stellar leave policies. Whether you believe that the responsibility for mandating appropriate employee benefits should fall on the shoulders of the federal government or individual employers, that is a debate for another day. For now—as businesses begin to reopen in the midst of a pandemic—rehab therapy practice leaders have no choice but to ensure that their sick leave policies are up to par.
Whenever I write a post for the WebPT Blog, I always start with a rough draft—and believe me, they’re usually very rough. Then, once I’ve gotten all my ideas onto the page, I go back through with a proverbial fine-tooth comb to make sure my post doesn’t sound like the vague ramblings of a madwoman.