According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the U.S. die every day overdosing on opioids. With a large number of people experiencing chronic pain, the amount of opioids being prescribed has drastically increased. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids—nearly enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills.
Even though you prescribe the best care that will help your patients heal better and faster, it can still be difficult to get patients to actually follow their plan of care. Unfortunately, 35% of patients don’t strictly adhere to their care plans even though it’s in their best interest to do so.
Over 600 private practice owners, business experts and therapists will be coming together to share ideas, work with the newest vendors and hear secrets from industry experts. Sounds pretty sweet, huh?
Recruiting new physical therapists is often a daunting task when running a private practice and treating patients full time. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can be frustrating to interview handfuls of applicants but a struggle to find the right person for the job.
Although it may be tempting to cut corners and save time when it comes to marketing your private practice, it can actually end up costing you patients.
For many private practice owners, it can be difficult to save up enough money for retirement. The same can be said for business owners of all industries. 37% of small business owners who lack a retirement savings don’t make enough money to open a retirement account (Inc).
Just like in our “Burned-out PT” blog, it’s not uncommon for your other team members to lose motivation at one point or another. Everyone experiences good days and bad, but it’s important to keep your team spirit and culture positive and uplifting so those bad days don’t stick around.
Tags: Physical Therapy, Private Practice, Patient Experience, Productivity, Rejuvenating my career, physical therapy burn out, burned out, improve therapy outcomes, physical therapist salary, increase patient engagement, pay your employees more, reduce inefficiencies in private practice, hire more employees
If you’ve been following FYZICAL on social media, read a few of our blogs, received mailers from us, or met us at a trade show, you may think you know everything there is to know about FYZICAL.
When was the last time you gave your employees a raise? How about yourself? If the answer is greater than one year, then your employees may be losing motivation as well as making it more challenging to recruit top talent.
Take a look at your schedule for the week, for the month. Do you have gaps? If you do, those gaps may become more frequent as time goes on—unless you find a way to fill them immediately.
Tags: Private Practice, Patient Experience, Referrals, Reputation Management, Productivity, Communicating with patients, Patient Engagement, fill gaps in physical therapy schedule, improve therapy outcomes, decrease no show rate, increase patient engagement, decrease cancellations
Spring is here! While you may be procrastinating on spring cleaning your home, you can’t neglect spring cleaning your business. Here are six easy tips to get organized and refresh your business: