Wondering what it’s like to work as a Rehabilitation Manager? Here are a few Surprises, Challenges and Skill Set Recommendations.   You can also listen to the “From OT to Rehab Manager” podcast with Michelle here! In a rehabilitation setting, leading clinicians are often targeted for management roles. Many skilled and effective clinicians see this…

avoiding burnout

We compiled a list of some ideas that helped us decrease the feeling of being burned out. Here are tried and true ideas you can use at work and outside of work to help with job burnout. Things to do at work: When late patients slow you down. Know the clinic’s expectations for late patients…

Six Tips for Managing the Stress of Home Health Scheduling Scheduling Home Health visits can be like working a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle are: productivity requirements, geographical area and individual patient schedules and it’s our job to try and make them fit together properly. Agency Expectations: First, each agency has productivity standards…

An excerpt from a day in the life of an Outpatient Physical Therapist. Can you relate? 8:00 am: The day starts well! Hurray! You evaluated two patients. The first patient is progressing well with abdominal bracing techniques controlling his low back symptoms. The second patient, who suffered a rotator cuff injury, is also progressing well…

Preparing for an interview is important. And asking the right questions during an interview is important for two reasons. First, it shows the interviewer that you are prepared and sharp! Second, it will help you avoid surprises after starting employment. Here are 9 questions to ask your potential new employer about its department’s Productivity Expectations….

In our modern day calendar it seems everyday has some event and cause fighting for our awareness, support or involvement.  A quick glance reveals there are over 1,200 national days.  Some with lofty history and rich legacy: National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) and Human Rights Day. Others are fun, silly or real head scratchers.  National…

Have you ever wanted to have a cup of coffee with an experienced home health/travel therapist and pick their brain in an intimate conversation to learn and glean from their years of knowledge and hard knocks? Well, now you can do just that! Isaac sat down with myPTsolutions co-owner Devin DeBoer and asked a series…

pet

We all know that starting a new job is one of the more stressful events in life. In fact, starting a new travel therapy job or switching from permanent job to a travel position can be scary. Fortunately, most of us have built in stress relievers – friends and pets!  Study after study demonstrates that…

Participating in a provider network and accepting reimbursement from an insurance carrier can help drive patients to your clinic, but as all out patient clinic managers know, this payment source comes with its own stressors. For example, the reimbursement process can be complex and may require a member of your billing department to dedicate ample…

Knee replacement surgeries have increased in frequency in the U.S. In fact, from 2000–2012, Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries increased from 250,000 to more than 600,000 per year. This could be due, in part, to our aging population of baby boomers, as well as the uptick in cases of obesity. However, another possibility is that…

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