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  • Podcast: How to maximize word-of-mouth referrals for a cash-based practice

    Jarod Carter Healthcare Administration

    Word-of-mouth referrals can be one of the easiest, lowest-cost ways to attract new patients to a cash-based practice. While this form of marketing can often be considered quite passive, there are a number of fairly easy things you can do that will improve your results. By employing these tactics, you’ll enhance your online credibility, powerfully connect with your target customer, and dramatically increase your word-of-mouth referrals. In this podcast, Jarod Carter discusses specific strategies that will maximize your word-of-mouth referrals.

  • Podcast: Making a personal passion pay off in a profitable practice

    Jarod Carter Healthcare Administration

    After finishing PT school, Chris Johnson spent a decade working as a therapist for a New York hospital in their cutting-edge sports medicine program. During that time, he also made house calls on the side and discovered he could earn as much or more money as he did at his “regular” job — but with about 10% as much work. He eventually felt he could only reach his full potential as a therapist by going out on his own, which was daunting because of the costs associated with opening a practice in New York City. But his gamble paid off, and he quickly filled his schedule with patients who valued his sports-medicine expertise.

  • Podcast: The key traits of a successful cash-practice entrepreneur

    Jarod Carter Healthcare Administration

    Jarod Carter is often asked, "What is the key to success as an entrepreneur?" Based on what he’s observed in his own businesses as well as the many other practice owners he’s coached in his Mastermind group, the main factor governing your results is always the perspective you apply as you begin. By mastering the right mindset, you can create a fulfilling opportunity to serve your patients instead of turning yourself into a stressed-out workaholic.

  • Podcast: How to market your practice online like a pro

    Jarod Carter Marketing

    Are you confused or clueless when it comes to Facebook Ads and how to create ad campaigns in-house that actually generate patients for your practice? This episode is for you. For the past eight years, Jordan Mather and his partner have made a business of helping physical therapy practices successfully manage their online marketing. But in light of the mounting financial pressure on those practices during the pandemic, they decided to pivot and teach their clients how to handle their online marketing in-house. In this podcast, you’ll hear some powerful strategies and easy-to-implement tactics for getting big returns on your Facebook Ads and other digital marketing efforts.

  • 5 ways to use coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

    Jason Lavin Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    If you follow basketball, there’s a 99.9% chance you’ve heard the name John R. Wooden, a sports legend who’s considered to be the greatest NCAA basketball coach of all time. And if you’ve heard of coach Wooden, you know about his Pyramid of Success, a wildly popular model of 25 proven behaviors and characteristics that lead to greatness. So, once you’ve downloaded and printed coach's pyramid and looked at it for a while, you might wonder, "What are some good ways to use it?" Here are five real-world ideas to start.

  • Podcast: Plugging profit leaks throughout the patient lifecycle

    Jarod Carter Healthcare Administration

    In this episode, Jarod Carter explains how you can find opportunities for your practice throughout the patient lifecycle. This topic is critical because helping your existing patients fully heal their injuries and reach their goals is one of the easiest ways to improve your practice revenues. You’ll hear specific tips for how to find and plug profit leaks that are costing your business money, including strategies for minimizing drop-offs from the schedule.

  • What to see and do in America’s newest national park

    Dave G. Houser Recreation & Leisure

    Hidden away in the COVID-19 stimulus package passed by Congress on Dec. 27, 2020, was a pleasing bit of "pork" that resulted in the designation of the nation’s 63rd and newest national park — New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Situated in southeastern West Virginia, this rugged 73,000 acre stretch of Appalachian canyon land, coursed by the roaring New, Gauley and Bluestone rivers, has long been a world-class hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting destination. It was recognized as far back as 1978 as a national river based on its natural beauty and recreational features.

  • Study: Normal lung function remains intact during exercise despite mask…

    Amanda Ghosh Medical & Allied Healthcare

    There's no question that masks are uncomfortable, and they're more uncomfortable when you exercise. But evidence confirms — the lungs are no worse for wear when healthy people wear a face mask and work out. A study published last month in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that "there is little empirical evidence that wearing a facemask significantly diminishes lung function, even when worn during heavy exercise."

  • Study: Vitamin D low in 80% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

    Amanda Ghosh Medical & Allied Healthcare

    The body of research examining the relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19 is growing. Now, a study published recently confirms a correlation between low vitamin D levels and SARS-CoV-2 infection, and health professionals are theorizing whether vitamin D supplementation could increase the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. "Vitamin D Status in Hospitalized Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection" appeared in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, confirming a relationship between low vitamin D and hospitalization due to COVID-19.

  • Designing for celebrities: How career and technical education teachers…

    Sheilamary Koch Education

    Teaching any subject is tough these days. But imagine the effect of remote and hybrid learning on woodworking and other career and technical education (CTE) classes. As industrial arts teacher Tim Zavacki puts it, “You can’t exactly send bandsaws home with kids!” Here’s how teachers have kept student motivation high and even discovered silver linings as they maneuver within whatever parameters their schools are operating under.