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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing Exercise Prescription Software

Health professionals who prescribe exercise programs have, for many years, scribbled stick figures on a piece of paper to hand to their patients.   Are you one of them? I used to be too.   A few computer based exercise prescription programs have traditionally been on the market, and for those who trialled them, those…

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5 Apps Your Health Business Can’t Live Without…

When I upgraded my iPhone to a bigger one, I wasn’t sure how it would impact my life. Would I need to buy clothes with bigger pockets? Would I need to buy a new range of handbags? (Any excuse…) What I found was this: I suddenly started using apps and functionality that has always been…

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your Health Career

Burn out can be defined as ‘fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork or intense activity.’ (Official source: the Dictionary app in my iphone). Even before I graduated as a Physiotherapist, I was told in one of my University classes that I was likely to burn out. I hadn’t worked a day in…

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Can Your Patients Contact You In These 3 Ways?

Thanks to technology, the ways that we communicate, shop and access services have changed dramatically over the past decade. As consumers, we are continually demanding more ways to make contact with our favorite brands and services. As health professionals, we need to be aware of how this impacts how our patients contact us.   Many…

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Video Content for the Health Professional – Why Bother?

  A quick search of any health ailment on You Tube will instantly reveal many thousands of videos that have been made by health professionals world wide. So why should you create even more video content to add to the pile? People trust the health professional that they have developed a connection with, and technology now…

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4 Travel hacks for mobile entrepreneur

Today my business headquarters is a café in Shanghai, China. An international conference invitation brought me to this amazing country and it’s a long way from my native Melbourne, Australia. As a result, today I have a whole day to be doing something at the very top of my ‘Reasons Why I Love Being An…

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3 Ways the curse of knowledge is killing your business

So there I was one dreary Melbourne afternoon, lining up for a coffee. The lady in front of me was discussing her back injury with a girlfriend, so I did what any responsible health professional would do. I eavesdropped. “So do you know what is wrong with your back then?” the supportive friend asked. “Dunno,…

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