Bridging the PT Diversity Gap

This post was written with assistance from Dana Gundrum, WebPT’s Culture Captain.

Earlier this month, WebPT made a lot of people on Facebook very, very angry. Our goal wasn’t to purposefully incite anger, but we did want to incite a discussion—and we expected that some people might bring their anger and frustration to the table. Needless to…

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Mind-Blowing Moments at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress

It’s no secret that our capitalistic society has its flaws—and over the years, companies and corporations that have greedily put profit over people have sullied the waters, leading many people to posit that these “corporate” companies in general are only out for themselves. But that’s not necessarily the case. A for-profit company can be healthy—and…

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Hiring, Managing, and Working with Millennial PTs

Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the future is doomed because of the up-and-coming millennial generation. At least that’s what many, many news and business publications would have us believe. After all, according to dozens of generation think pieces and market analyses:

Millennials are narcissistic;
Millennials are lazy and entitled; and
Millennials are killing countless industries by…

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Unpacking the Unholy Mess of EHR in America

Recently, Fortune published a nearly 9,000-word story on the “unholy mess” of EHRs in America titled, “Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong.” It’s an incredibly well-written, well-researched piece that is, quite frankly, utterly depressing. In fact, if you’re still seething over the effects of the opioid crisis, you may…

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It’s Time to Overhaul PT Education: One Major Takeaway from the 2019 Graham Sessions

I’ve been attending the Graham Sessions for five consecutive years now, and each year, I return home more fiery and passionate about our industry—as well as the value we bring to our patients and our communities. Of course, this year was particularly special, because I had the honor of delivering a “What I Believe” speech—which, as I…

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How PTs Can End the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a true crisis in health care. Instead of helping patients, profit-driven or careless pharmaceutical companies, hospital networks, and providers have caused irreparable harm. In 2017 alone, 72,000 people died from an opioid overdose. Furthermore, of all the patients who receive prescription painkillers on a long-term basis for noncancer pain in a primary care…

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Want to Move PT Forward in 2019? Take the Industry Survey.

Never underestimate the power of data. Whether it be proving the efficacy of physical therapy in stymieing opioid use among chronic pain patients or convincing payers to create clearer pathways between patients and PTs, data is the catalyst for sparking change within our industry.

But all too often, we lack the data needed to ignite that spark, which is part…

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