Ardor Health Solutions Named A Best Workplace For Women

Ardor Health Solutions was named as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2015. Ardor Health Solutions ranked 79th in the inaugural list compiled by Great Place to Work and Fortune.com. The survey gathered feedback from female employees who recognize their workplace as a place where women can thrive.

Ardor Health Solutions ranked 79th as Best Workplace for Women

How Are Companies Chosen?

Great Place to Work® surveyed 135,689 women at 637 companies, who answered a detailed questionnaire considering everything from the fairness of their company’s promotions, to who has access to information and leadership, the level of support for employees’ personal lives, and the degree of inclusiveness and connection they feel with colleagues. Women answered 58 questions in total, including an overall assessment of whether the company is a great place to work.

These survey results have a high degree of reliability in accurately reflecting employees’ experiences: In statistical terms, women’s survey results all meet a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 6.5 percent or less.

The survey results are the biggest reason companies appear on this ranking, since two-thirds of each company’s score is based on women’s reports. The remaining third takes into account how well-represented women and minorities are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions. We also gave higher scores to companies who achieved the highest level of parity between men and women in their organization – meaning, companies where not only the most women reported the company performed well on an index of fairness-related questions, but also those where just as many women had that experience as men.

So How Did Ardor Health Rank?

At Ardor Health, 78% of employees are women, who also make up 57% of executive positions. Most employees say they love the atmosphere of the office, thanks to thoughtful programs like Ardor All-Stars that recognizes and rewards exemplary employees each month. Employees also enjoy flexible scheduling opportunities and free snacks and breakfasts in the office. In addition, Ardor Health rewards their employees with trips to places like Epcot and on cruises when they meet quarterly goals.

“At Ardor Health Solutions, we strive each and everyday to offer our employees the type of workplace they look forward to coming to,” said Patty Lamia, President and Co-Founder of Ardor Health Solutions, “with 78% of our employees being women, this honor and recognition means a lot to our company.”

So What Employees Do The Employees Say?

I AM ABLE TO TAKE TIME OFF FROM WORK WHEN I THINK IT’S NECESSARY.
94%
I CAN BE MYSELF AROUND HERE.
92%
OUR FACILITIES CONTRIBUTE TO A GOOD WORKING ENVIRONMENT.
92%
PEOPLE CELEBRATE SPECIAL EVENTS AROUND HERE.
91%
WHEN I LOOK AT WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH, I FEEL A SENSE OF PRIDE.
91%
You can read the entire review at Great Places To Work
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Battling Back Problems As A Physical Therapist

On a day to day basis, one of the top problems you’ll treat as a physical therapist is back pain. But there are a variety of factors that can be the root cause for back pain. Below, you will find a variety of reasons a patient might experience back pain.

Battling Back Problems As A Physical Therapist

1. Improper lifting/Bad Exercise Form

Lifting heavy weight with support from your knees is incredibly important. You’d be surprised how many patients may improperly lift heavy objects during a household move or during exercise. Proper education can go a long way to preventing this kind of muscle strain.

2. Stress

Stress and anxiety can have a larger effect on our lives than most of us think. A stressful job, problems at home or depression can all lead to a patient having back pain. Physical therapy can still help with this type of pain, but reducing stress in one’s life will also be a big step in the right direction.

3. Poor Posture

Yes. Slouching at work or at home can take a toll on the way you feel overall. It is important to be mindful of your posture throughout the day. American sit an average of 13 hours a day! Which means that is a long stretch of time for poor posture to set in. Fortunately, there are chairs out there that can help combat poor posture. Feel free to inform your patients about chairs with strong lumbar support. Also, never shy away from taking 10-15 minute breaks in order to relieve your back.

4. Obesity

The added pressure of being overweight can put a lot of strain on a patient’s joints. Exercise to lower one’s weight can go a long way in reducing a patient’s back pain. Although physical therapy will help, it’s important to encourage your patients to eat healthy and partake in physical activities

5. Age

It can be an unfortunate fact of life. We all get older. Age can have a big impact on the way our body feels. As you get older, your bones and muscles will not be as strong, which can lead to achy back. Fortunately, mild exercise and staying active can always help to combat that pain.

Prevention Is Your Best Friend

Of course these are just a few examples of what could be causing back pain for your patients. But the list goes on and on. In the end, exercise and a healthy life style can help a patient to avoid these types of ailments. As a physical therapist, your patients trust your opinion. Don’t be afraid to give them some heartfelt advice! Have more to add? Feel free to comment down below.

7 Apps To Keep You Moving As A Travel Therapist

7 Apps To Keep You Moving As A Travel Therapist
Posted by Mike T Lamia on Sep 11, 2015 2:09:43 PM

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Whether you’re traveling as a physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech language pathologist, you’re expected to be on the go 24/7. But every expert could use a sidekick from time to time. Lucky for us, our smartphones can be a go to assisstant whenever we need them. It’s all about having the right apps installed so you can get your job done as quickly and efficiently as possible and ultimately make your life easier.

Travel Therapist apps

Here Are 7 Essential Apps For The Traveling Therapist.

Travel Therapist Apps1. Location Log Free. As a traveling physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist or registered nurse, it becomes imperative to be able to keep track of your travel assignments. Location Log helps you to keep track of your travel reimbursements, fuel and mileage and various other points of interest and allows you to view them on Google Maps.

Travel Therapist Apps2. GogoBot Free. With its clean design, Gogobot allows you to get recommendations on dining, lodging and entertainment in your area. Instead of having to tirelessly search for options, Gogobot places you in groups call “Tribes” which tailor to your specific interests and needs. A must have to get the most out of your travel assignment!

Travel Therapist Apps3. Waze Free. If you need directions, then look no further than Waze. The community based map and navigation app redefines traveling in a fun and inventive way. Waze says it has millions of drivers working to help you get to your location quickly and safely, with real time traffic updates, police activity and community edited maps.

Travel Therapist Apps4. Skype Free. Who hasn’t heard of Skype? One of the biggest challenges a traveler can face is the distance from their loved ones. The Skype app is an awesome tool for setting up a video and/or an audio chat. Skype can be used wherever and whenever you’re connected to Wi-Fi so it’s a great way to talk to your family and friends face-to-face for free

Travel Therapist Apps5. Wi-Fi Finder Free. Speaking of Wi-Fi, this app can find you the best WiFi in your area guranteed. This app works on an iPhone or iPad and will help you locate the closest place to use WiFi. It tells you if the WiFi is free or paid, and who the provider is. You can download the hot spots for your location, and have youhttp://www.medscape.com/public/mobileappr WiFi map with you when you arrive at your new location.

Travel Therapist Apps6. Medscape Free. WebMD designed Medscape to act as a medical resources for millions of healthcare professionals. The app covers dozens of specialties and keeps the user up to date on medical news. It’s a must for any therapist, nurse or physician!

Travel Therapist Apps 7. Clinical Orthopedic Exam (CORE) $39.99. This app does have a big price tag, but it brings value with the dollar amount. CORE gives a travel therapist or traveling RN access to over 200 tests and references to help them with clinical orthopedic tests. Treatment techniques are demonstrated via images and videos, which is a tremendous help when you want to see them in action.

You’re Set!

The list goes on and on, but these 7 apps are sure to give you a great foothold wherever you might find yourself traveling to. But keep in mind, technology is always changing for the better. Be sure to check back here from time to time for updates. These apps can also go hand in hand with our 5 Essential Tips For Back To School Therapists.

You’ve got the apps…what’s next?

Don’t forget, these apps are useful for any specialty. If you’re thinking about taking on a school position soon, then you can check out Ardor Health’s Free “School Therapist Road Map” below.

The Five Essential Tips For Back To School Therapists

Another school year is upon us, which means students and teachers will be back in the classroom and school therapists across the country will be starting new contracts at school districts in every state.

Whether you’re a Speech Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or any other specialty, you’re going to have a little bit of the freshman fever yourself.

But no worries, we’ve got you covered!

Here are just a few tips that can turn a good school year into a great one.

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Remember, don’t be afraid to ask for help throughout the length of your contract! Your co-workers and recruiter are there to help.

There you have it! These are just a few tips that can help you to be more successful this year. Communication is key for success in every contract.

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Congratulations and have a fantastic year!

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