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Why Does Someone Come to Physical Therapy? And Who Is the Customer?

by Tannus Quatre PT, MBA | July 8th, 2015 | No responses

Who Is the Customer?Often times we guess at what people want from us. Whether it be the best, a doctor, or a specialist in XYZ, whatever it is they want, we will so often go to any length to make sure we are that very thing—but what if we are wrong?

What if they do not want the best? Or more likely, what if they assume that is what they are getting every time they see a physical …


Quatre to Private Practice PTs: ‘Be a Pundit’

by Ben Montgomery | June 23rd, 2015 | No responses

Tannus Quatre in Impact, June 2015Be a pundit for physical therapy. That’s the message our own Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA, offered readers in this month’s “Impact,” a publication of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (PPS APTA).

Founder and CEO of Vantage Clinical Solutions and regular “Impact” contributor, Tannus points out that physical therapists have a lot they can and want to teach their clients, and yet time – of the lack thereof –


Physical Therapists talk PT, Medicare with Senator Wyden at Vantage-hosted event

by Ben Montgomery | June 16th, 2015 | No responses
Wyden PT Fundraiser

Attending PTs pose with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) following the event, including (L-to-R) Kent Bond, PT, Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro; Erik Zamboni, DPT, Living Well Physical Therapy (Bend); Senator Wyden; Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA, Vantage Clinical Solutions (Bend); and Trevor Campbell, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research (Bend).

Any time you can get a group of physical therapists together for some one-on-one time with an influential U.S. Senator – a friend of …


5 things physical therapists should be blogging about this week

by Sarah Leigh | April 15th, 2015 | No responses

Struggling to decide what to post on your physical therapy blog, Facebook page, or Twitter feed? Here are a few ideas from the the Vantage marketing department.

Boston University Assistant Professor Kristi Lewton wasn't convinced that a wide pelvis made runners and walkers less efficient. (Credit: Jackie Ricciardi/Boston University)

Boston University Assistant Professor Kristi Lewton wasn’t convinced that a wide pelvis made runners and walkers less efficient. (Credit: Jackie Ricciardi/Boston University)

Do wide hips make for a bad biped? A fascinating anthropological study examining the history of the pelvis was published in March and is being used …


Five things PTs should be blogging about this week

by Sarah Leigh | April 3rd, 2015 | No responses

Coming up dry on content ideas for your blog or social media accounts? From pricey MRIs to compression clothing for endurance runners, here are 5 things physical therapists should be blogging and posting about this week.

1. Oh, my aching wallet: MRI instead of physical therapy for low back pain leads to $4,793 higher price
The Washington Post put expensive MRIs in the spotlight and shared what you already know: that PT actually does save …


Spotlight: Grab That Media Megaphone!

by Ben Montgomery | March 11th, 2015 | No responses

Recently, one of our clients here at Vantage Clinical Solutions, Kent Bond of Impact Physical Therapy of Hillsboro, started a community outreach program in the Hillsboro, OR, area that strives to combat the growing incidence of overuse injuries in youth sports. And he wanted to get the word out.

Called “Keeping Kids in the Game,” Kent began spreading the word about the program by establishing relationships with local youth sports leagues – an ideal …


Amplify Knowledge in the Workplace

by Ben Montgomery | March 6th, 2015 | No responses

Impact - March 2013In this month’s edition of “Impact,” a publication of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (PPS APTA), our own Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA, shared his thoughts about the best ways to spread knowledge throughout the workplace or practice in a piece titled “Knowledge Amplification.”

CEO and consultant here at Vantage Clinical Solutions, Tannus shared some great tips on achieving the greatest educational reach within a workplace – so great,


Vantage, PT Pub Night talk ‘Energy’ During #solvePT Chat

by Ben Montgomery | February 18th, 2015 | No responses

PT Pub Night Speakeasy #solvept EnergyVantage Clinical Solutions founder Tannus Quatre joined the PT Pub Night marketing team in moderating last night’s #solvePT Twitter chat – a weekly, nationwide forum for physical therapists and the brainchild of Michigan physical therapist Selena Horner, a.k.a., TherapyGirl5 (@SnippetPhysTher).

Last night’s topic: energy.

Where does professional energy come from? How can PT’s infuse positive energy into their clinics? How can energy be amplified through engagement, relationships and professional networks?

We loved the …


Vantage founder published in APTA “How-To” Private Practice Manual

by Ben Montgomery | February 17th, 2015 | No responses

Private Practice ManualYou may recognize the byline of our founder, Tannus Quatre, on articles published in past editions of “PT in Motion” and “Impact Magazine,” publications of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). A licensed physical therapist, Tannus has been dishing out insight and advice to private practice physical therapists for years now through a number of such channels, from writing and workshops to his work as a consultant here at Vantage Clinical Solutions.…


Make an Action List

by Tannus Quatre PT, MBA | February 5th, 2015 | No responses

Originally posted in the February 2015 issue of Impact

If you are like virtually every other business owner in America, I know one thing about you: You try to do too much. Yep, I said it. You are an overachiever. You work too hard, you don’t like to say “no,” and you try to do everything at once.

What's on your action list?One other thing I know about you is that sometimes you fail. Pushing yourself to your limits …