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8 Habits You Need To Be A Highly Successful Post Rehab Professional

8 Habits You Need To Be A Highly Successful Post Rehab Professional

As I travel North America teaching our Medical Exercise Specialist workshops, I have noticed the highly successful Post Rehab Professionals (PRP’s) demonstrate eight habits that guarantee their success. We will discuss each of these 8 habits and explain the impact each has on a post rehab practice. Successful PRP’s are able to develop safe and effective post rehab programs for a wide range of medical conditions, establish long-term referral relationships with medical professionals, and receive insurance reimbursement for post rehab services. If you embrace these habits, I guarantee you too will grow a profitable and successful post rehab practice.

PRPs present their scope of practice and role in a clear and concise way in their brochures, marketing materials and presentations. Presenting your scope of practice and clearly specifying your menu of services allows you to market yourself as the expert in the rehab spectrum, rather than relying on an outside individual who lacks a the necessary understanding of your background and education. Relying on someone else could result in a wrong image that could negatively impact the direction of your practice. By providing a definition of post rehab fitness, this will further explain your scope of practice and prevent any wrong assumptions regarding your role as a PRP.

PRP’s present to local medical clinics, professional organizations or local support groups to inform these groups of the services he or she has available. These presentations include information on the PRP’s scope of practice, the role of the PRP in the rehab spectrum, the types of clients PRP’s work with and the benefits of post rehab programming. A brief demonstration of a simple and easy to perform exercise is included in the presentation. The exercise demonstration allows the PRP to demonstrate the ease and simplicity of the exercise. Experiencing and feeling the exercise may convert members of the audience to clients. The successful PRP’s goal is to make one presentation per month to a group.

PRP’s document and share their findings of the fitness assessments they perform and client progress to the appropriate medical professional or insurance carrier. This ability to accurately report any issues and progress is a necessary skill each PRP should develop. If you are not able to inform the appropriate individuals about your findings and progress in a clear concise manner this could result in the loss of future referrals as well as being turned down for any insurance reimbursement. Appropriate post rehab forms and reporting guidelines are available to buy at www.postrehab.com and www.postrehabtoday.com.

Successful post rehab professionals always follow-up by telephone for all written or verbal inquiries with the appropriate medical professionals and insurance carriers. These calls should be made within 72 hours – the sooner the better. In doing this, you can make sure the medical professional or insurance carrier received your documentation and they can inform you if more detailed information is necessary. Written communication limits the subtle details a medical professional or insurance carrier often needs to help make an informed decision on the patient’s care and management. A timely follow-up call enhances PRP’s professional image.

Successful PRP’s assess and re-assess the post rehab client to establish a baseline for the program and to determine the client’s progress. The PRP must determine the appropriate assessment procedures to use to gain a clear understanding of the client’s ROM/flexibility, strength, endurance, balance and functional capacity. The assessment process should give the PRP a clear understanding of the client’s ability without precipitating an exacerbation of the client’s symptoms.

The post rehab professional should help the client move forward to reach the goals established at the outset of the program. The post rehab professional should move the client forward without triggering an exacerbation of the client’s condition. The ability to do this requires a combination of understanding the client’s condition, knowledge of the appropriate progression guidelines and the ability to perform appropriate a post rehab assessment techniques.

The post rehab professional needs to be able to motivate, encourage and support their client to realize their program goals. Recognizing when and how to appropriately motivate the client but not set them up to fail is a required trait every PRP must work to develop. Any pain or discomfort could result in the post rehab client becoming discouraged and depressed. Just knowing about exercise prescription is not the only key to post rehab success. Often times, the post rehab client requires more encouragement, support than the traditional fitness client.

Post rehab professionals always educate their clients so they have a better understanding of their own conditions. A well educated client will show much better success rates then the client who doesn’t fully understand how to manage their condition. Good post rehab professionals also regularly educate themselves as well as their staff members. They attend medical workshops and seminars, and on their own regularly educate themselves on new conditions and issues they run into daily with their clients. Post rehab professional utilize this new information to further develop their practice. Successful post rehab professionals are always open to learning.

Post rehab is the new frontier in fitness. The post rehab professional who demonstrates the eight habits outlined above will see increased referrals, an enhancement of their reputation and increased practice revenue. Good habits promote great success. For more post rehab practice building ideas, please visit our website at www.postrehab.com http://www.postrehabtoday.com or email me at DrMike@postrehab.com.

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