Value has always been a core metric at RehabVisions. As the therapy industry moves from pushing volume to proving value, we continue to feel confident in our suggestions of programs that both add value to a practice and prove value to patient populations.
Steve Finn, PT and rehab director in Iowa is a proponent for the medically oriented gym (MOG), saying “When you think about future medical payment models, the MOG fits in well with what is coming down the pipeline.”
Jennifer Howe, SLP started with RehabVisions in 2011 and for nearly five years has been treating patients in a hospital setting in eastern Iowa. Part of her caseload includes autistic children who come to her for supplemental treatment, beyond what is provided at school. Her pediatric patients refine their communication and learn additional skills that are transferable as they progress through the education system and into adulthood.
“My clients diagnosed with autism need a lot of shaping,” says Jennifer. “You’ll do lots of teeny-tiny steps forward and accept responses that are close, then keep molding and molding behavior until it’s more accurate.” Shaping is changing a response to a more desired behavior through trials and rewards. It can be very successful when trying to establish strategies for parents to cope with undesirable patient responses.
Rehab Director Stephanie Gougenheim, PT graduated in May 2014 from Texas Women’s University in Houston. After graduation she was looking for opportunities outside the Houston area, where commutes could reach an hour or more. So when her husband was offered a job in Schuyler, Nebraska (population 6,200) she was willing to consider the move. Cut to Stephanie landing her first director-level job and a home in nearby Columbus, Nebraska (population 30,000).
Here’s something your professors, mentors and clinical instructors may not think to tell you: preparation for a well-rounded resume should start well before you graduate. Yes, in addition to long classes, late nights studying, exams and clinicals, you also need to think about what your cumulative college experience “says” to hiring managers.