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The Future of Physical Therapy

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The Right Care at the Right Time, in the Right Way

By Jerry L. Henderson, PT*
November 2017

People ask me all the time what I see as the future of physical therapy (PT). On a rainy, early morning while waiting in line at my favorite coffee house, I envision a future where my mocha raspberry Frappuccino is delivered by drone to my patio before I even open my laptop. In this future, politicians and payers aren’t playing whack-a-mole with the health care of the American people; instead, the issue of how to pay for health care has been resolved so everyone can receive and afford the care they need.

Be Disruptive

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Marketing and the future of physical therapy.

By Sturdy McKee, PT*

For the physical therapist, particularly the private practice physical therapist, the landscape has shifted in recent years. And the pace of change promises to increase.

Assess to Improve

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Making it easy to evaluate patient satisfaction.

By Michael Connors, PT, DPT, PhD

We live in a digital age where satisfaction exists in many online formats, ranging from Google to Yelp reviews. A great experience is typically rewarded with a positive review, while a negative review is typically filled with words the private practice owner should scrutinize. Paper-based patient satisfaction surveys are a thing of the past. Most patients possess the technological savvy to help add to the digital footprint of the patient satisfaction reviews for your practice.

The Business Evolution of the Physical Therapy Industry, Part 1

The biggest changes are yet to come.

By David McMullan, PT*

The physical therapy and rehabilitation industry has grown and changed considerably over the years. With the move toward value-based care, perhaps the biggest changes and growth opportunities are yet to come. As physical therapy owners across the country prepare for massive health care–wide transformation, a look back at the evolution of the modern physical therapy industry seems fitting.

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