The Physiocare Blog

  1. UK ‘Super-Deduction’ Tax Relief is a Welcome Boost to Physiotherapy Clinics

    The UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his budget on 3rd March where he announced his new ‘super-deduction’ capital allowances break.

    A huge incentive to invest
    A major part of this is the new ‘super-deduction’ capital allowances break. Applying to capital expenditure incurred between 1st April 2021 and up to and including 31st March 2023, eligible businesses can claim 130% capital allowances for the first year on qualifying capital equipment purchases. Or, in the Government’s own words, ‘for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p’.

    What’s covered?
    The super-deduction applies to capital equipment purchases, but for the purpose of claiming capital allowances, most tangible equipment assets within a business do fall within the plant and machinery category. Perhaps the most clear-

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  2. How foot orthotics can support the work of a physiotherapist.

    Foot orthotic therapy is an extremely useful and conservative approach to treatment of lower limb biomechanical dysfunction. Foot orthotics help to regain “neutral position” and restore balance.

    In the past foot, orthoses were believed to correct mechanical abnormalities such as “over-pronated foot” but now they are giving therapeutic benefits by achieving internal kinetic changes. It also helps to reduce pain and improve function; these are advised in those patients who respond positively to the anti-pronation technique. Recent research has shown the comparison of wearing foot orthosis vs physiotherapy treatment exercises alone the results were significant, and function of the foot was restored. Unilateral plantar fasciopathy was recovered in 12 weeks.

    In most cases, your body needs two to four weeks to become accustomed to any type of orthotics. That means you should plan to wear

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  3. Physiotherapy Trigger Point Release Techniques

    Physiotherapy Trigger Point Release Techniques & Exercises for Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

    Whether you call them trigger points (TrPs) or simply sore spots in the soft tissue, localised areas of myofascial tissue which feel stiff or painful to touch and may provoke a pattern of referred pain are an extremely common clinical finding, particularly around the neck and shoulder.

    This is because myofascial trigger points may be formed in many different ways. For example, if your patient has sustained a direct or indirect muscular injury, suffers from a peripheral joint or spinal pathology, carries out repetitive movements on a daily basis, isn’t sleeping well, has undergone a surgical procedure, has recently increased or changed their training load, feels emotionally stressed, has muscle spasm or sits for prolonged periods (I could go on but it’s basically eve

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  4. Broaden Your Exercise Options with Fortress Foam Rollers

    Why Foam Rollers are a Powerful Recovery Aid in Physiotherapy Work

    1. Increased Blood Flow

    Foam rolling exercises not only stretch and loosen muscles, but they flush out old blood and toxins by encourageing fresh bloodand nutrients (like oxygen and glycogen) to tired muscles.  Greater blood flow aids quicker healing and recovery times.

     

    2. Improved movements

    Muscles that are properly hydrated and loose create less friction during workout, which decreasesthe chance of injury.  Foam rolling before a workout as part of a dynamic warm-up is especially effective for myofascial release.

     

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  5. Running your clinic like a business

    Running your clinic like a business

    Wondering how to increase revenue and profitability in your clinic?  Check out the tips below:

    1. Have your pricing structure clearly visible and accessible for patients so they can decide on their own what they want to go for
    2. Offer package prices early on.  One-off payments are easier than getting the customer to pay at the end of every session
    3. Communicate your USP (unique service proposition) clearly to your customer, describing how you are different and stand out from others
    4. Keep your patients connected with your services to reduce cancelled appointments.
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  6. Starting your own physiotherapy practice

    6 steps to a complete business plan

    Starting your own practice as a physiotherapist: it is quite a jump. Suddenly you are an

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  7. Maintaining revenue in your clinic while managing reduced patient numbers

    During these challenging times we are not able to see the number of patients we would like to. While ensuring the necessary clean down processes are carried out and maintaining social distancing within the clinics this has meant a reduction in the number of patients coming into the clinic each day. Obviously this is a vast improvement on the situation from a few months ago however it still leaves a big gap in the clinic revenue. The good news is there are ways of bridging this gap at the same time as improving outcomes for your patients. Read the article below from therapists:

    Really good businesses are built from an aggregation of marginal gains, a concept that was made famous by Sir Dave Brailsford, general manager of the GB Cycling Team. All too often we focus on one part of the ‘sale’ ie. the appointment, and miss other opportunities to generate

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  8. Virtual Therapy - Why now is the time

    Virtual Therapy - Why now is the time
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  9. How Can I Sell More Product At My Clinic?

    As a clinic owner, you no doubt recognize that competition is getting fierce. There are new clinics opening on every corner, and every clinic seems to be offering the same services.

    Patients do buy products. And, if they don't buy from you, they will buy from your competitor or from any online retailer. Along with the great services you provide, you recognize you need to offer COMPLETE CARE and provide product solutions to your patients.

    But, how can you sell more therapy product at your clinic?

    How can you get started the smart way so that you don’t have to spend loads of money on stock?

    How do you know which products to stock? And how do you plan a strategy that works for the entire team to upscale product sales?

     

    Great questions. We’re going to answer all of them and more in this post, including:

     

    1. How product can majorly boost revenue
    2. How to make an extra 10% of revenue each month
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