Free business webinar for physiotherapists and clinic owners taught by expert instructors Dr Ben Fun and Jerry Durham. The focus of this webinar is on creating a positive mindset to grow your private practice and physiotherapy business.
Expert series webinar about yoga therapy in healthcare for physiotherapists, healthcare professionals, and yoga therapists. Panelists for this webinar were Helene Couvrette, co-founder of Montreal International Symposium on Yoga Therapy (MISTY), Anne Pitman, and Amy Wheeler
Yoga course for physiotherapists, healthcare professionals, and yoga therapists taught by Neil Pearson and recorded at the Montreal International Symposium on Yoga Therapy (MISTY). Explore awareness and self-regulation from perspectives of the lived experience of pain and yoga therapy and learn the scientific and therapeutic findings.
Physiotherapy management of concussion can be a challenging area of practice. Here are the 3 most common challenges of concussion rehab for physios in private practice and advice provided by Meaghan Adams, Embodia Academy Instructor.
The best clinics use a mixture of marketing to get patients through the door, good bedside manner, and a disciplined follow-up strategy. But, as much as a great experience is essential to retain your patients, other factors will inevitably influence whether they return. This article presents 5 ways to increase patient retention by working smarter (not harder!) using the right clinic software.
Pain science course for physiotherapists taught by expert instructors Debbie Patterson & Geoff Bostick of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Senior Shockwave instructor Rosen Kolev leads a new online continuing education course on integrating shockwave therapy in their clinic's treatment options. Learn tools and techniques to confidently use this modality to get the best results for patients.
Sabrina Silla leads a new online continuing education course focused on K-Taping for women's health basics. Explore basic taping techniques directed at common conditions related to women's health.
The Physio Detective, Antony Lo, leads a new online continuing education course directed at bettering the female athlete. Challenge your beliefs, biases, and learn how to do better for your clients.
Dr. Ben Fung and Jerry Durham join us for another expert series webinar discussing how to use social media to grow your business and personal brand. Learn about resources that helped Ben and Jerry get to where they are now, how millennials are impacting the profession, and productivity hacks.
Embodia is a home exercise prescription software built for physios by physios. By incorporating technology into our practice we are able to provide the best possible care to our patients while making our own jobs easier.
A summary of the 2019 San Diego Pain Summit including highlights from Maxi Miciak, Shelly Prosko, Antonio Damasio, and Keith Waldron.
Rick Lau & Scott Marcaccio have joined us for another segment of our Expert Webinar Series, an online continuing education course for physiotherapists, chiropractors, and clinic owners. The discussion centres around culture, leadership and developing talent within your clinical team.
Women are neurologically different and we need that perspective for better research and better products. Today we're celebrating all of the female physiotherapy continuing education instructors we work with for International Women's Day.
Dave Walton & Jim Elliott join us for another webinar in Embodia's Expert Series. The discussion is centred around pain science, innovation, and the future of the physiotherapy profession.
Technology has changed the way we interact with each other. While attending a conference is a great learning experience, it all comes down to human connection. Here are the top 5 reasons you should attend OPA InterACTION this year.
In this Expert Series Webinar, Tanja Yardley & Allan Macdonald discuss the future of physiotherapy, the impact of technology, how to build business skills, why you should join the Canadian Physiotherapy Association & how to be involved as a leader in our profession.
Jim Millard, Darryl Yardley and Erik Schmidt teach an online continuing education course for physiotherapists and healthcare practitioners titled 'The Hip Complex: Breaking Down Barriers To Better Outcomes.' Improve your patient experience and retention rates.
Debra Dent has nearly 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She owns Cross Border Seminars & presently works as a consultant & contract PT in Florida. Her primary case load is Rheumatology & spine. Learn how to diagnose serious pathology of the spine with Debra Dent!
Pelvic Health Solutions have created a Resource Package Course on Yin Yoga which addresses connective tissue tension in the hips, pelvic and low back. The course instructor, Amber Morphy, will guide you through all the most popular and effective Yin postures for pelvic pain.
There are some amazing tech tools that can improve your processes & create efficiencies in your physiotherapy practice. Whether or not you’re a clinic owner, you can use these simple tools to save time, improve your workflow & make your day easier.
Julie Wiebe & Shelley Mannel join us for another segment in Embodia's Expert Webinar Series. The discussion is centred around pelvic health awareness & strengthening your paediatric skills as a physiotherapist.
Building your own brand and business is difficult! Having some guidance from someone who has successfully built his brand can make all the difference. Darryl Yardley joined us for a webinar to discuss how to use your clinical skills to earn more money without sacrificing the patient experience.
This segment of our Expert Series with Alison Sim focuses on how to effectively motivate your patients. Understand the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Watch the webinar highlights to learn how to improve your communication skills with your patients
This Expert Series Webinar segment focuses on all things millennials. Joining us for this discussion are the founders of The Movement PT's, PT Business Corner & Art of Mobility. Watch the highlights of our webinar to learn how millennials are revolutionizing the way we view business
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is ranked as 45 on the McGill Pain Scale making it the most painful chronic pain disease. Bahram Jam of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute introduces the most clinically relevant studies, the best methods to properly assess & treat CRPS & strategies you can use in your practice
Physiotherapists genuinely care about helping people get better. And to continue doing that well, we need to meet them where they are - on their smartphones. Incorporating technology into our practice is no longer a nice to have, it is a must have. This is Maggie Bergeron and Embodia's story
Joining us for another Expert Series Webinar are Jodi Steele & Kate Smith. We sat down with them to discuss entrepreneurship & oncology. Both have extensive knowledge on how to advertise & network your business. Learn the basic strategies and tips for treating patients that have cancer
Embodia webinar highlights with Sanjeev Bhatia, Greg Lehman, Nicole Sullivan and Jesse Awenus. We discuss topics from the PhysioMoves Canada project by Dave Walton including: what is the future of the physiotherapy profession, how will technology impact physical therapy and more!
Bowhead Health provides us insight about the future of Blockchain in technology & its ability to make progress in the medical industry. Bowhead Health aims to address issues in health data interoperability & security in order to truly understand how to unlock the value & knowledge potential of longitudinal health data.
Mike Stewart, the course leader for KnowPain CPD events, he has a Masters degree in Practice-based Education and is planning a PhD focusing on pain and communication. His published work has received international praise from the leading names in neuroscience. This is an interview with Mike.
Joanne Smith runs a successful nutrition business specializing in providing optimal nutritional health for people with neurological conditions, digestive dysfunction & weight loss. Her expertise in the disability community comes from her personal experience of living with a spinal cord injury for 30 years.
In the first episode of Embodia's Expert Series webinar, we sat down with Bahram Jam of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) and Rachel Donen of Align Physical Rehab to discuss mindfulness, meditation, persistent pain, chronic pain and self care.
In this short video from his online course, Know Pain: A Practical Guide to Developing Your Patient Education Skills, Mike Stewart (KnowPain Mike) explains the difference between one way vs. two way communication. Maggie Bergeron and Elie Afif have the opportunity to play the collaboration game.
Embodia and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) have partnered to provide physiotherapists across the country with online continuing education in a one-stop-shop platform. Join today by going to https://physiotherapy.ca/pd-marketplace. You will get exclusive discounts on professional development courses, webinars and online courses for CPA members only
Fernando Resende is an art director and photographer. Fernando sustained a C6-7 Spinal Cord Injury. We sat down with him to chat about the long recovery process, his experience with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and the lessons he's learned working with physiotherapists.
Kim Vopni is an entrepreneur, a pelvic health evangelist, and mother of two boys. She is the founder of Pelvienne Wellness and co-founder of Bellies Inc. Kim is on a mission to break through the taboos and redefine how we think of women's health. This is an interview with Kim.
Marize Ibrahim is a physiotherapist and an executive oncology division team member with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Marize is going on a humanitarian mission and we are supporting her through our Skip the Swag campaign and through the purchase of any oncology course on Embodia.
3 tips to help physiotherapy students prepare for the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE).
Meaghan has a PhD in neuroscience and has worked as a physiotherapist in a variety of clinical settings for the last nine years. Her research focuses on the sensory filtering problems that can happen with concussions. This is an interview with her.
Antony Lo is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Based in Australia, he is an entrepreneur in his own right. Get to know Antony by reading his interview.
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) is a Canadian charity that helps people with life-altering disabilities. This is an interview with SCIO.
Julian D'Angelo is the founder of JD Media Group and shares his insights in digital marketing and entrepreneurship for physiotherapists in this blog post.
This is an interview with Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist & Embodia Academy Instructor.
We are revolutionizing the way physiotherapists learn and share information with their patients. Learn what Embodia community members are saying.
This is a blog with Jo Anne Weltman, physiotherapist and Embodia Academy instructor
Advice for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students from a clinical course instructor, Carolyn Vandyken - the co-founder of pelvic health solutions
Advice for physiotherapists and physiotherapy students from a clinical course instructor, Nelly Faghani - the co-founder of pelvic health solutions
This is an interview with Helene Couvrette, yoga therapist, founder of H~OM Yoga Centre & MISTY, and teacher since 2010.
This is an interview with Julie Wiebe, a physical therapist who specializes in returning women to fitness after injury and pregnancy. Her courses are on Embodia!
This is an interview with Shelley Mannell, a physical therapist for children with motor and sensory challenges, brain-wise therapist, educator and mindful mom.
This week's Change Maker is Rick Lau. He's an entrepreneur who loves healthcare and SaaS. He's the Founder Call Hero Clinic Supplies Canada & PT Health. He helps clinic owners who are serious about scaling their healthcare business through #clinicaccelerator and is organizing the first ever Canadian Rehab Business Summit
Movement is wonderful medicine for our bodies and this includes everyday activities like lifting and moving objects. Understanding how to lift properly can make it more enjoyable and can help you feel the great work your muscles are doing!
You’ve reached out to the media, and great news – they want to interview you! Now what? We’ve all witnessed some great interviews, and some very painful ones (Miss America pageants, anyone?). So what makes for a great interview?
After decades as a technological laggard, the healthcare industry has entered the digital age. The acceptance and use of technology in practice will not only continue to be adopted in 2017, but will be accelerated at a pace we have not yet experienced. Advances in technology will create enormous possibilities and opportunities - the wise will recognize and ride this trend.
This is a guest post from Janessa Bishop who specializes in media relations, events management and execution, and developing and executing public relations programs for the public and private sector and not-for-profits.
Josette outlines her unique stretch and strength program: a one-of-a-kind approach to improving body function. She shares 3 tips to improve your posture.
Carolyn Vandyken, co-founder of Pelvic Health Solutions, tells us what she would include in a time capsule if she could send her herself a few items at the time of graduation from physiotherapy school.
Nicole Sullivan is a Physiotherapist and the proud co-owner of [mend]physio in Toronto. We asked her “if she could fill a time capsule and send it back to herself at the moment of graduation from PT school, what would she include?” She was inspired by the players’ tribune articles in which athletes write letters to their younger selves. So here it is, a letter to her younger self.
This research was completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an MScPT degree at the University of Toronto. This study explored the experiences and perspectives of physiotherapy outpatients with respect to their home exercise programs (HEPs) and how the use of healthSwapp affected the integration of HEPs into daily life.
We breathe to live, but have you ever stopped to think about how you breathe? The way that you breathe is just as important as how you sit, stand and walk. Breathing forms the foundation of all other movements and can reduce pain, tension and stress.
In this interview, Neil discusses his plans for the future, his biggest 'Aha' moment and new research on yoga and mindfulness.
Happy #WorldPTDay! Today we're talking about tips for improving posture at work and ways to reduce stiffness, aches and pains. Part of this blog is available as an educational template on healthSwapp that can be shared with your patients through the app.
Jack Miller, a Mulligan Concept instructor and partner in Body Mechanics Physiotherapy in London, ON, answers our One Question Interview: "What are the 5 things you would tell a new physiotherapy graduate"
Studies have shown that as much as 86% of the information a patient receives is forgotten by the time the patient reaches the parking lot (Mayo clinic). Using an app to help remind your patients of what you taught them in session can improve outcomes and patient satisfaction!
Holly was selected this year for the physiotherapy practice assessment in Ontario. She shares everything she learned going through the process and provides great resources to help you build your portfolio and prepare for your assessment.
Holly was selected this year for the physiotherapy practice assessment in Ontario. She shares everything she learned going through the process and provides great resources to help you build your portfolio and prepare for your assessment.
Here's how to upload your own education videos, articles and images on healthSwapp. Education can be used to compliment the home exercise programs you prescribe to your patient or can be given on their own.
Over the past year and a half of building my company, I‘ve come to realize that many of the lessons I’ve learned building a business have been similar to what I’ve learned in the woods. Just like hiking, starting a business is a process that requires planning, passion and a deep understanding of the terrain. Here are the top five lessons that I’ve learned so far.
Advice from a physiotherapist who has successfully made the transition from student life to professional life.
Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) help practitioners collect quantitative data to improve patient centred care, but most practitioners report it's time consuming and difficult to analyze. We've included the patient specific functional scale on healthSwapp to make it easy for you and your patients.
To stay ahead of the competition, it’s vital that we constantly reinvent our businesses and ourselves, and the only way to accomplish this is by having an entrepreneurial mindset. You can apply the principles and mindset of entrepreneurship into your clinical practice.
This post comes from Soukaina Paquin, a physiotherapy student at Université de Montréal, who was inspired by a project she participated in recently.
healthSwapp is a mobile app where patients can access their personalized home exercise programs, track their progress, symptom levels and functional goals. Here's what they see when you prescribe to them.
Rochenda Howard, owner of BET PhysioPilates in Toronto, answered our One Question Interview.
We asked thought leaders, experts, researchers, instructors and physiotherapists at the 2016 Canadian Physiotherapy Congress a One Question Interview, here's what they had to say.
We're headed to the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress in Victoria next week - let us know if you'll be there and come by our booth for #whatsyoursquat!
We will be traveling to Victoria next week for the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress. They will be presenting their ideas about the Digital PT School - let us know what you think!
Jodi Steele, a physiotherapist, lecturer, professor, founder of Cancer Rehab Inc., and continuing education course instructor, answers our question: If you could practitioners 5 things, what would they be?
Social media, electronic medical records, meditating - here's a look at the April 20 RehabTO event.
This is part 4 of a 4 part series on social media basics for healthcare practitioners.
This is part 3 of a 4 part series on social media basics for healthcare practitioners. We take a closer look at some specific considerations when implementing a Facebook marketing strategy to lead to greater success.
This is part 2 of a 4 part series on social media basics for healthcare practitioners.
Holly Mitchell, the business development manager, reviews the basic principles of social media for healthcare practitioners. This is Part 1 in a 4 part social media series.
Daniel Toma, a chartered accountant in Toronto, explains the most important accounting principles that physiotherapists and other self-employed health practitioners should understand.
For the first time we had exhibitors & prizes at RehabTO including 2 Muse meditation headbands. We heard from 3 great speakers and as always there was plenty of curried hummus.
Here's a short video describing one of our new features.
Is it time to move your practice into the 21st century? Here are 8 questions you should consider as you transition to an EMR system.
Announcing the winner of the 2nd Muse meditation headband and read about the highlights from the March 10/16 RehabTO.
This was the 2nd RehabTO Meetup sponsored by healthSwapp and hosted at the DMZ. Here's a summary of the 2 speakers of the evening
#TechTO #Network #Speakers #Ideas #TechGoat #Pizza #Beer #TechCommunity
Mark Smith from the Rock Oasis in Toronto runs us through a warm-up for rock climbing.
Practitioners are well positioned to contribute to the inevitable healthcare revolution - whether it's by testing a new solution, implementing technology in practice and helping others learn how to use it, creating a solution, joining a startup on their journey or contributing to the discussion online or in meetings.
Sarah is the Director of Clinical Education for Physiotherapy at McMaster University and took time out of her busy day to sit down and tell me what she's been up to.
Moving healthcare online is an important step in improving clinical workflow & achieving outstanding patient care and outcomes. However, "history has shown that medical innovations are frequently accompanied by new risks. Accordingly, physicians [and healthcare practitioners] must keep the potential for harm to patients in mind and must actively manage the potential liability risks" (Neal D. 2011)
In November 2015, healthSwapp had the pleasure of hosting the first RehabTO Meetup at the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Toronto. RehabTO is designed for healthcare practitioners, patients and affiliates interested in innovation in healthcare. Here's a short recap and some of the highlights from the evening.
Sarah is the Director of Clinical Education for Physiotherapy at McMaster University and took time out of her busy day to sit down and tell me what she's been up to. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.
Julie Wiebe - a physical therapist who specializes in diaphragm and pelvic floor integration in her clinical practice and in the innovative courses she teaches - answers our one question: "If you could tell your patients 5 things what would they be?"
Swapp dollars are the currency you earn on healthSwapp in a variety of ways. Learn how you can start earning today.
healthSwapp is a marketplace for practitioners to share their knowledge and translate what they've learned on a course into actionable content for their patients. We're adding another course instructor to our library of exercises - here's who!
Alison Bonnyman, the founder and lead instructor for the Canadian Aquatic Rehab Instructors (CARI), shares her story about going from clinical physiotherapy to research to founding the first aquatic rehab institute for therapists in Canada. Alison's exercises and course materials can be found on healthSwapp.
We've had a fantastic year at healthSwapp and we're excited for what 2016 holds. Here are some of the highlights from our year.
Healthcare entrepreneurs, researchers, organizations, patients and practitioners need to collaborate to improve our system. There is a lot of room for improvement and we are going to change the healthcare system through collaboration and team work. Here are my top 5 take-aways from the Future of Health Conference hosted by the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
Kim Vopni, The Fitness Doula, answers our one questions: "If you could tell your patients 5 things, what would they be?"
Richard Rosedale, an instructor with The McKenzie Institute of Canada since 2001, answers our One Question: "If you could tell your patients 5 things, what would it be?"
Barrett answers our one question: "If you could tell your patients 5 things, what would they be?"
Making exercise videos doesn't need to be expensive or time consuming. With the right processes in place, you can be up and running with your first video in a matter of minutes.
Helping our patients succeed is a rewarding part of our job as rehabilitation practitioners. One way to amplify success is to measure it. healthSwapp allows patients to measure their progress and communicate this information to their practitioner.
This is the 2nd part of my interview with Shawn where we chat about the use technology in healthcare.
Here are a few tips to help you successfully prepare for the PCE.
Shawn and I sat down to discuss his clinical practice, his passion for research and his work as a medicolegal consultant. This is part 1 of his 2 part interview.
Pete is a patient and advocate for chronic pain management through the Pain Toolkit concept and patient education. He answered our one question interview with 5 valuable questions patients should ask their healthcare practitioner.
Not sure what network to join or to spend some time building a professional profile on? Check out these stats and resources on the top 4 social media platforms for practitioners and patients
Most patients will forget what we tell them and lose what we give them, so how do we know that they're getting the most from their clinical sessions and achieving their best results?
"It's not what you know, it's who you know". Networking is a great way to expand your industry knowledge, meet like-minded individuals, and even help generate future business opportunities in a casual, social environment.
Dr. Stuart McGill answers my one question - if you could tell your patients 5 things, what would they be? My favorite: "No therapy will work unless you address the cause."
Greg Lehman - a physiotherapist, chiropractor, strength & conditioning expert and educator - answers our one question.
Debbie is an experienced clinical physiotherapist and teaches a variety of post graduate education courses to practitioners about persistent pain & the brain. I had the opportunity to hear Debbie speak at the APTEI symposium in Toronto where she answered my one question.
René is an experienced athletic therapist and osteopath. Currently, he's doing a PhD to investigate neuroplasticity as it relates to chronic musculoskeletal conditions and pain. I had the opportunity to hear René speak at the APTEI symposium in Toronto.
This is the second part of my interview with Jason Bellefleur - the owner of Bellefleur Physiotherapy. Jason and I talked about the use of technology in practice and the potential for us to complement what we provide with online platforms.
Here are 4 blogs to follow that provide practical and applicable tips for physiotherapy and rehabilitation practitioners.
Sam Steinfeld is an experienced physiotherapist and instructor for the NeuroOrthopaedic Institute (NOI). Sam has extensive postgraduate training in orthopaedic physiotherapy and pain neurobiology and physiology.
Have a clinical or professional question? Join our forum to ask questions, take part in professional discussions and network with other healthcare practitioners.
Jason and I sat down and talked about the need for physiotherapists to start to understand how and why building a business that provides physiotherapy services is crucial to serving more people, instead of being a physiotherapist who has a business.
Angela is a pediatric occupational therapist, author and founder and CEO of Timbernook - an innovative nature-based developmental program designed to foster creativity, imagination and independent play in the great outdoors.
Podcasts are a great free way to learn at anytime during your day - whether you're commuting, walking the dog or cleaning the house. Here are 4 awesome podcasts to start listening to today.
We are kicking off this series with a bang! Lorimer Moseley answers our ONE question. Click on the post to find out what the question is and what Lorimer had to say.
This is Part 2 of 2 of my talk with Dr. Patty Solomon. In this part of our discussion we talk all things tech in rehab and what the Mac PT program is all about.
An infographic that shows the discrepancy between the online presence of physiotherapists with the percentage of patients searching for health information online.
This is our very first guest blog post. Janessa Bishop is a PR Consultant and has previously worked for Sick Kids and FleishmanHillard in Toronto. Find out how you can create buzz about your business from an expert in the field.
I sat down with Patty at McMaster University to discuss her career, learnings and lessons, and what she's looking forward to over the next year.
How power posing and changing your mind-set about presenting, interviews and other stressful events can improve your performance.
The Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is an individualized patient-focused outcome . This scale helps patients and practitioners assess functional, patient-centered change over time by measuring how much of a specific goal (ideally a SMART one) a patient can accomplish.
Here's why I decided to co-found healthSwapp. This article was printed in Physiotherapy Today, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association's magazine.
We spoke with Dr. Bahram Jam, founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI), about his professional life, what he's excited for in the future and how he believes technology can compliment physiotherapy.
3 Key Lessons Learned at the 2015 Canadian Physiotherapy Congress