Stacy Ashley Murphy
Today I celebrate my 10th anniversary as RehabVisions’ marketing director. Being at a company for 10 years is a little unusual in this day and age. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median tenure of all US employees was 4.2 years in 2016, with a median of 5.1 years for workers in management or professional occupations like mine.
WHAT IS WELLNESS?
The National Wellness Institute (NWI) shares the following model of wellness:
- Wellness is a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential
- Wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment
- Wellness is positive and affirming
Having so many ties to small towns, many with populations around 2,000 or less, it’s pretty clear we have a soft spot for rural healthcare (in fact, it’s our specialty). We strongly believe that communities of all sizes deserve quality therapy services. New hires without small-town roots are often pleasantly surprised at what they encounter working in the rural healthcare space.
Written by Clark Dalton, SLP in Ephrata, Washington.
Aphasia is an acquired neurogenic language disorder that can affect spoken-language expression, spoken-language comprehension, written-language expression and reading comprehension. And if that sounds too convoluted, then you can boil it down to having problems with speaking, understanding, reading and writing.
While aphasia almost always involves word-finding deficits, that is only one of the four areas listed above. Because the brain is a complex collection of neural connections, aphasia rarely occurs in such isolation that it affects only one part of communication.
Stacy Ashley Murphy
Marketing can be challenging for therapists. They tend to (rightly so) focus more on the clinical execution of their skills and less on promoting them. But if therapists set aside a couple hours each month to focus on marketing the skills and programs in their departments, they’d see an uptick in their caseload.