Nothing Scarier Than an Ankle Sprain

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Ankle Sprains It`s no secret that ankle sprains can be extremely uncomfortable.  Most sprained ankles occur in the lateral ligaments on the outside of the ankle.  Sprains can range from tiny tears that make up the ligament to complete tears through the tissue (Grade I, II, or III).  If there is a complete tear of the ligaments, the ankle may become unstable after the initial injury phase passes.  Over time, this instability can result in damage to the bones and cartilage of the ankle joint.  Treatment Most ankle sprains are initially treated using the RICE protocol.  Rest the ankle by keeping the patient off it.  Crutches can be helpful in most cases to help swelling and pain during the initial week. Ice, compression, and elevation should be immediately performed to keep the swelling down.  It can be use for 20 to 30 minutes, three or four times daily.  Some sprains …

8 Tips for Marketing Your Practice during a Pandemic

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 Now that we are over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, some practices may still be struggling with getting their patient load to where it was post pandemic.  As fluctuations of COVID cases vary, so do best practices regarding rules and regulations. So, what can you do to market your practice safely and effectively? 1.      Update Your Website Consider your website your digital billboard.  Now more than ever, patients are reviewing company websites to learn your COVID-19 protocols or any new information they need to know before their appointment.  This is also a good opportunity to post any additional precautions your practice is taking.  For example, if you have purchased a Purity Light as additional sanitization, let your patients know!  Ease their mind that your practice is offering a safe environment for them to continue receiving their foot and ankle care.  If you are interested in purchasing a Purity Light …

7 appointment reminder mistakes (and how to fix them!)

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No-show appointments can cost small businesses as much as $26,000 in lost revenue each year. No-shows and late arrivals have a direct impact on productivity, efficiency, and the quality of care that your practice can deliver. Whether your practice has automated appointment reminders set up or not, it’s not uncommon to miss opportunities when sending out reminders. If you want to boost revenue and reduce no-show appointments, avoid these 7 common appointment reminder mistakes, plus learn quick ways to fix them. Managing appointment reminders manually On average, 28% of medical practices that manually manage appointment reminders spend multiple hours a day just calling patients. Conversely, 87% of practices with automated reminders can handle an entire day’s worth of reminders in less than an hour. Automated reminders not only save your practice time, but they are also the most reliable tool to reduce no-show appointments and help patients arrive on time. …

Need Some New Podiatry Marketing Ideas? Try Automatic Review Generation

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Managing patient information, sending well-timed review invites and responses, and tracking their impact can quickly turn into a full-time job. You can use a review-gathering tool like Swell Review to automate most aspects of the process. ‍Automatically Request Reviews via Text. No burdening your front desk with in-person requests. Just set up a list, customize a message, and set a send time (or a set a type of event to trigger the send—say, a completed transaction; you can even add a built-in delay). Patients can leave you a review with a few taps on their phone. ‍Monitor and Reply to Reviews Across All Platforms. If you’re getting lots of reviews across a few platforms, tracking your scores and quickly replying to reviews can be a nightmare. Swell’s dashboard shows you all your review scores and lets you reply to reviews on different platforms, which makes it easy to pop in, …

Grow Your Business by Making Reviews Part of Your Podiatry Marketing Plan

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Gaining a top spot in online search results is one of the biggest possible marketing wins for your podiatry practice. And increasing your online reviews is one of the quickest ways to improve your online presence.  While some folks call reviews “free podiatry advertising,” the truth is that they do take some time and effort to generate. (In marketing, this is known as “earned media”—you have to work for it, but you don’t have to pay to play.) Many practices have found that a small investment in the right review-gathering tools is a no-brainer, as they can save tons of time and yield huge results.  Whether you decide to walk the path alone or team up with a podiatry practice growth partner, this article will help you understand how to use reviews to make your practice more visible online. We’ll cover: –      Why reviews matter–      Why …

Help Patients, Decrease Overhead, Save Time, and Increase Profits!

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Patients come first. That is why we recommend Smooth AF Alcohol Free OTC Medicated Athlete’s Foot Wipes. Smooth AF has revolutionized the foot care industry. Their patented formula is the only alcohol and paraben free OTC medicated formula that also Cleans, Conditions, Revitalizes, and Cures & Prevents Athlete’s Foot. Perfect for: Athlete’s Foot Diabetics Foot Odor Tired & Sore Feet Daily Conditioning & Protection “Our patient studies showed 100% of patients who followed instructions saw improvement.” — Futuro Clinical Trials, LLC Increase Revenue! To prove how good Smooth AF is, we are willing to trade you $20 for up to $240 worth of Smooth AF product. Podiatrists across the country are using Smooth AF wipes in their practice and selling them to their patients for up to $20 per box. On your first order only, we will trade you $20 to cover shipping and we will send you a case …