• articleMay 17, 2012 | 3 min. read

    #solvept and #socialortho

    This post was contributed by  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource and thought leader! I wanted to take a moment to make everyone aware of some great interactions that are happening on Twitter, where healthcare providers are discussing issues pertinent to the current and future state of care. (If you aren’t on Twitter, go register right now!) The …

  • articleMay 8, 2012 | 3 min. read

    The Future of Plugged In Healthcare

    Have you been captivated by the evolution of patient-centric health? The broader scope of eHealth, mHealth, and digital health (in its beginning stages) is exciting to watch. However, the concept of a truly “plugged in” healthcare system is far from reality. Still, groups like the Center for Connected Health are pushing the industry forward. Pioneering founder, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, and his center are driving the tech-enabled, patient-centric vision. Recently, Discovery.com featured Dr. Kvedar, along with the …

  • articleMar 13, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Turf Wars Among Healthcare Providers

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource! Today’s post covers a topic that has been on my mind a lot inthe past month. Turf wars. Ugh, I just gave a little shudder eventhinking about it! The turf wars I’m referring to are the escalating interactions involving bickering among healthcare providers. Anyone who is …

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    articleFeb 15, 2012 | 3 min. read

    My Top 5 Physical Therapy Resources in Social Media

    Today we're excited to share  Ann Wendel 's social media resources for physical therapists. Ann is the owner of  PranaPT  and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource!   WebPT has asked me to share my personal top 5 physical therapy resources in social media. This is by no means an extensive list; it is simply a list of the folks I check in with on a daily basis to share research, hash out …

  • articleFeb 6, 2012 | 2 min. read

    10 Ideas to Generate Referrals from Your Patients

    When it comes to marketing your physical therapy clinic, most of the commentary out there has to do with referrals from physicians. This is no doubt a key to creating a successful practice, but there is another base of referrals that is equally as crucial to nurture. I am talking about referrals that come directly from your existing patient base. Word of mouth referrals are the most powerful.Having your services recommended is the best way to establish …

  • articleSep 27, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Social Media Marketing for PT Private Practices – Is It Worth the Time?

    When it comes to social media marketing (SMM) for physical therapy practices, many wonder if it is worth the time and effort.   When asked, how much business they have received from their social media efforts, the typical answer is, “I am not sure.”  Some go as far as saying that they don’t get any patients from it at all. One thing that is attractive about Internet marketing is the easy-to-access data from which you can make decisions.  …

  • articleSep 12, 2011 | 3 min. read

    Still not convinced Social Media is right for you? Let's take a look into the future.

    The social revolution We are currently decompressing from our last month Social Media crash course. If you missed any of the content, including our Webinar, you can view it here and here .  One thing we learned based on all the feedback is that the medical community, physical therapists especially, are very interested in joining the social revolution, but they just don’t know how. These tools were never a part of their daily lives and now they …

  • webinarAug 30, 2011

    Social Media and Your Clinic

    Have you ever wondered how you could better engage your community or possibly add value to your practice by using Social Media? This webinar was hosted by WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga PT, MPT, ATC/L and WebPT Expert Michael Manheimer joined by special guests Casey Kirkes PT, DPT, NSCA-CPT and Dale Boren Jr. PT, MPT, OCS of Physical Therapy Central. Webinar attendees will learn: Is Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter right for my clinic? How do I set up my …

  • articleAug 22, 2011 | 4 min. read

    Beyond the Basics: You've Graduated from PT Social Media 101, Now What?

    Happy Friday to all of our hard working PTs out there! Over the course of this past week, we’ve highlighted why and how to use some of the basic social media tools for PTs. Today we want to wrap up our week with some next level tools for your benefit. Below you’ll find our list of best-of-breed tools and why you may choose to use them. Twitter and Facebook I’ve set up a Twitter Account and Facebook …

  • articleAug 20, 2011 | 5 min. read

    The Physical Therapist's Twitter Crash Course

    We know what you are probably thinking. Why would I use Twitter to promote my Physical Therapy Clinic? While Twitter may or may not be the right choice for you, it does prove useful in the marketing space. Boasting over 175 million users , Twitter is a great way to stay up to date on topics in 140 characters or less. Twitter works well if you want to find out if conversations are taking place about your …

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