Learning from your peers is massively important, especially in the physiotherapy industry.
Whether you run your clinic alone or with a group of other clinicians, leaning on the experience and know-how of others can be the inspiration you need to start your clinic or grow it further.
Today, we will discuss the benefits learning from your peers can offer and how you can implement it into your business.
Be open to anything
In business, you can get some of the best advice from outside the clinic.
Let yourself be open to advice from the people around you. Whether that’s fellow clinicians or business people from different sectors. You’ll find that their life and business experience will often fit within your own clinic.
A successful mechanic, for example, is far removed from the physio world, however they know what it’s like to work in an environment where clients need help. Whether it’s a damaged back or a damaged bumper, the processes are remarkably similar.
Listen to your team
A huge benefit to leading or being a part of a team is getting instant and reliable advice.
As a team, you have a collective of peers that not only understand you but also how you work. Because of this they can give you really detailed advice rather than a blanket advice.
It can really benefit you as it helps build you up as well as your clinic. It can be as little as how someone organises files better than you do or how they approach and communicate with clients in the clinic.
Just observing can be enough, but don’t be afraid to ask within your own clinic/business.
Listen within your industry
If you frequent networking meetups or things akin to that, you’ll hopefully have developed bonds and or relationships with other like-minded clinics/businesses.
So don’t be afraid to ask them!
Asking for advice on how they approach aspects of the clinic can give a really interesting insight to running yours. It takes a level of trusting but can take you to places you hadn’t considered.
Whether it’s as simple as what software they use to do their scheduling to their relationship with their clients, listen to it.
In our previous blog on video learning, you can learn from industry professionals from around the globe.
Online webinars and tutorials are at your fingertips and growing and growing in popularity meaning whatever you need support or advice on can be found online.
Speaking of support…
Our new guide on finding clients and keeping them is a question many clinicians ask during their physiotherapy journey. It’s written by Andy Hosgood; an experienced clinician and business owner.
It’s segmented into these sections:
- Easy to follow
- Learn in your own time
- Benefit from your own experience
- Low price
The first two episodes can be found here.