Research, Social Media, and Business
This Expert Series Webinar segment features a wide range of panelists in the physiotherapy industry including Greg Lehman, Sanjeev Bhatia, Nicole Sullivan and Jesse Awenus. Watch the highlights to listen to their thoughts about the direction of the profession and the effect of technology on our changing industry.
Topics of Discussion:
- What direction do we need to go as a profession to ensure we build momentum, gain public attention and work together collaboratively?
- What do you need to feel supported in your practice, connected with your peers and learn about growth?
- What is the importance of research? How can it impact your daily work for the better?
- What are the ways to properly market your clinic in order to get the attention needed to grow?
- What are your thoughts on university as a path for physiotherapists? [0:10]
- Should clinics/clinicians get paid to mentor students? [2:30]
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Greg Lehman DC, MSCPT
He has spent 2 1/2 years completing a MSc in spine biomechanics, 4 full time years in chiropractic college and seven years working as a researcher in exercise and clinical biomechanics. After working for several years spent an additional 2 years obtaining a MSc in Physiotherapy.
Following his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Greg was awarded the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Gold Medal for highest academic performance in Kinesiology.
As a faculty member at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College he developed a research program that produced more than 20 publications on exercise biomechanics, golf fitness andthe science of manual therapy and has taught more than 25 graduate students in Spine Biomechanics and Research Instrumentation and supervised more than 50 students and 20 undegraduate research theses.
Sanjeev Bhatia PT, MBA
Originally a physiotherapist, Sanjeev Bhatia spent 10 years being at the forefront of running and growing one of the largest network of rehab clinics in Canada and, more recently, served as the VP, Operations for Myodetox - one of the fastest growing rehab companies in the world reaching millions of people via social media each month.
In the first half of his business and technology career, Sanjeev spearheaded the design and development of a proprietary practice management software as well as its associated technologies. As such, he has worked with hundreds of clinic owners, therapists, front desk staff, managers, and executives to understand how they work, master how to implement change in the business, and ensure staff “buy-in".
Currently, Sanjeev works as a rehab technology advisor, is co-founder of CallHero, and facilitates working sessions each week with clinic owners across the country to implement the ultimate blueprint on running a clinic - aligning patient experience and operations with revenue growth strategies
Nicole Sullivan Owner, Co-Director & Registered Physiotherapist at [mend]physio + Therapy Lead at Volleyball Canada Beach National Team
Physiotherapist, strength and conditioning specialist, lead therapist with Volleyball Canada’s Beach National Team, and co-founder of [mend]physio. An avid learner, she has studied and taught with many teachers in a variety of settings, but continues to learn the most from her patients and their stories. She uses an individualized, evidence informed approach in clinical practice, and is passionate about patient empowerment, simplifying complex concepts, and understanding the barriers to knowledge translation in physiotherapy education and practice.
Maggie Bergeron RPT, Co-Founder & CEO of Embodia
Maggie Bergeron is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa. Maggie co-founded Embodia in 2014 to modernize the patient experience and to provide a simple, easy way to take continuing education courses to all physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners, regardless of their location, budget or area of practice. She is also the host of HealthTO - a health technology event that brings together 200 health tech enthusiasts bi-monthly to network, learn, and collaborate. She has been an invited speaker at Universities, technology symposiums and healthcare conferences across Canada. Maggie currently serves as a mentor, placement host and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.