Finding the Right Fit

Steps to hiring the right person for your private practice clinic.

By Arun Mallikarjunan*

I am sure every business owner remembers the day when they had to hire somebody to keep up with an increase in customer inflow. It is a great feeling, one that I can personally attest to. I also remember the feeling of dread that quickly followed. I have to make sure the right candidates find me, then sift through the applicants and hire the right person. Finally, how do I make sure the new person is going to be as committed to helping my business as my current team? I don’t want someone good who will leave after we have spent a lot of energy training them.

Create a 4DX Company

How to set up a goal and accountability system to improve results and employee morale.

By Jeff Jankowski, PT

Have you ever come to the end of a week, month, or even a year and become frustrated because even though you felt like you were working yourself to death your key metrics didn’t move? If so, you are not alone. This type of activity without success can lead to low employee morale and cause them to look outside your organization for fulfillment at work.

Stunning, Amazing, Humbling

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By Sandra Norby, PT, DPT

Recently, I finished my 9th consecutive Surf City Half Marathon, which was the 45th half marathon and 60th organized run over 10 miles for me. Training was tough in frosty Iowa, but I was confident of a strong finish without injury. A Huntington Beach firefighter ran the marathon wearing 70 pounds of fire gear, including his breathing apparatus—stunning, amazing, humbling.

It’s Not About You: Why You Should Never “Sell Yourself” as a Physical Therapist

By Paul Gough, BSC (HONS), MCSP, SRP, HPC*

The idea that you “have to sell yourself” to patients if you want their custom at your clinic isn’t true.

This idea, better known as advice for landing a job, comes with the false belief that people who need physical therapy make decisions on things like your skills, how many continuing education credits you’ve accrued, how many years of experience you have, how many awards you’ve won, and so on.

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