I have worked clinically in the area of hand therapy for many years now and over time I have loved the new addition of technology and innovation to our profession. It allows us to work efficiently but there are also benefits for our clients who can do things online like map their pain journey, learn about anatomy, interact with programs that help improve their symptoms, and remember when and how to exercise.
Tags: Client Experience, Private Practice, Apps, Technology, Hand Therapy
I used to do a lot of my planning in my head. Just thinking and then making random announcements to my team of new things we were going to start. Once I applied for a grant to run an after-hours clinic – we were successful, and then I announced the project to my team – I never thought about their thoughts on working after hours! Certainly, something we should have planned out. That taught me a valuable lesson in sitting down to plan my practice quarterly with team members.
Tags: Planning, Allied Health, Private Practice
All my staff know that I am a stickler for good magazines in my waiting areas – they have to be inspiring, creative, and promote wellbeing…. And I also love when they can create a mini mental escape for my clients. I certainly am not a fan at all of ‘trashy’ or ‘gossip’ mags, so they are out! A good magazine can really help you with your branding, and for me, there are some favourites that really match with what we are all about. They might be helpful for you too…. As long as they match YOUR brand as well.
Tags: Branding, Private Practice, Practice Management
This week in our membership we have been exploring the topic of getting more referrals. It is a common thing that I hear from many allied health practice owners – how to get more GP referrals? Over the years we have run various online resources about how to communicate to referrers and build a relationship, but I really believe BEFORE you get to that point you need to go back and start at the beginning…….. and ask yourself these questions.
Tags: Marketing, Planning, Allied Health, Referrals, Practice Management
Calling all allied health practice owners feeling in a bit of rut. Things not going your way, feeling a bit helpless in your quest for the balance, or just tired. Following on from our previous post, we want to keep sharing tips and resources for managing your mental health as a practice owner. Private practice can be a lot of fun, and I get so much satisfaction and joy from my team and my clients. But… it is not without stress as well. There are lots of ebbs and flows in our private practice world. Some of these are within our control and some are not. Today, I share three online programs that can assist your mental health this month….
Tags: Online Tools, Private Practice, Mental Health Practice, Practice Owners, Stress