Practice Management

What to Do When a Staff Physical Therapist Calls in Sick – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

What to Do When a Staff Physical Therapist Calls in Sick 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…

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Strategies for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 (Watch Recordings) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Strategies for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 (Watch Recordings) Blog [UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020 – RECORDINGS OF THE WEBINARS ARE AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND] We know that the safety and well-being of your patients and staff are top of mind as you adapt your practice to the spread of COVID-19. We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to support our clients through this challenging time. There are several complementary approaches that can work together to help address…

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More than PPE: Safety Precautions for Physical Therapists in the Age of COVID-19 – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

More than PPE: Safety Precautions for Physical Therapists in the Age of COVID-19 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. While we’ve all learned that the safest thing anyone can do is stay home, telehealth PT simply isn’t appropriate for all patients. Thus, for many therapists, delivering the best care does mean providing…

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How Does Your Practice Get Government Support Now! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How Does Your Practice Get Government Support Now! Blog Here is a summary of the programs that have been recently announced. Please review the original websites or consult your advisor to make sure which programs are appropriate for your practice. Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (“EIDL”) The SBA is now offering immediate advances of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available as…

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6 Physical Therapy Predictions for 2020 – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

6 Physical Therapy Predictions for 2020 We’re on the cusp of ushering in an entirely new decade—and hopefully, a new era for the physical therapy industry. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top trends that I predict are going to take center stage in the coming year: 1. Telehealth will get a lot more attention—and a lot more use. As I mentioned in last year’s predictions post, telehealth is primed for an explosion. Given…

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Physical Therapy: More Than Just Stretches – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Physical Therapy: More Than Just Stretches A few months ago I was at a family dinner and my sister-in-law was moving gingerly and grimacing in pain. I asked what was wrong and she responded that she had tweaked her back at work (she is a veterinarian) and was really struggling with daily movement and that lifting/bending at work were all but impossible. She paused, then hesitantly asked, “Would you be willing to show me a few stretches that might help?”…

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How to Reduce Burnout & Boost Employee Engagement in Your Practice – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How to Reduce Burnout & Boost Employee Engagement in Your Practice Blog This week in the news, we look at an article on preventing burnout and boosting employee engagement, an APTA co-sponsored study about how unrestricted direct access to physical therapist services is effective for new-onsite low back pain, and an article about how Americans are cutting back on other expenses to afford healthcare premiums. We hope you enjoy! Making Work Less Stressful and More Engaging for Your Employees, Harvard…

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How to Reduce Benefit Spend: Lessons from a Self-Insured Company – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How to Reduce Benefit Spend: Lessons from a Self-Insured Company In a 2018 National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey, 170 large employers shopping for 2019 health care benefits for their employees projected that their total benefit spend would rise 5% for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. The average total cost of care for each employee and their family in 2019 is estimated at $14,800, up nearly $800 from 2018. In recent years, some employers have attempted to reduce health…

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