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This article forms part of a series of articles relating to you and your practice and business. The previous articles were on The Business Edge of your Practiceand Preparing your Business for Sale In this article we will be looking at the responsibilities of the practice owner when they find themselves in the position of Employer. Many times we find that a thriving practice grows to such a level that the services cannot be provided by one therapist, and that the administration of the practice requires the dedicated attention of an administrator / receptionist. The practice owner should consider how

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Business value

Following on Part 1 in this series of articles, entitled “The structure of your business“, we will be looking at the concept of “Preparing your Business for Sale”. This is a concept I came across in a business course, where it was suggested that from day 1 of running a business, one should look at the structures of the business in the light of selling your business. Now this might seem like a strange concept, as your mind is on the new challenge that has presented itself in starting your practice. But think about how you would like to have

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Strategy

To make a clear distinction between the concept of owning or running a practice, and establishing and growing a business, one needs to develop the acuity of separating the caring therapist role from clear business principles and investment opportunities which present themselves. In the next few articles, I will be presenting a series looking at the various aspects of developing the business edge of your practice. The business structure of your practice Due to the fact that we as Healthcare Providers need to be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as our regulatory body in order

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June 27, 2012 @ 11:40 am
posted by Deon
self adhesive electrode

I am often asked where the best positions are to place self-adhesive electrodes, for patients using FES or TES, or even those using an APS or TENS machine for pain. In this article, I would like to give you some pointers as to where to place the electrodes when wanting to stimulate the muscles to contract. General rule of thumb for electrode placements You will notice that there are 2 electrode leads connecting your stimulation device to the electrodes. They are typically red and black, with the red being the anode / positive lead, and the black being the cathode

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Basic Conditions of Employment and your Medical Practice Deon and I recently attended a Basic Labour Relations Workshop which focused on integrating the Basic Conditions of Employment into your company structures. We would like to share with you a few interesting and important issues that we find most commonly affect the medical practitioner in their practice. This article follows on a previous one in the series, written by Elja regarding Policies and Procedures.   Threshold   Before discussing the threshold, did you know that any Employee that has been with your Practice for 6 months and longer are considered to

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November 8, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
posted by Deon

Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) must be paid in full. This was the ruling handed down this morning by the Gauteng High Court after the Board of Health Care Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) and the South African Municipal Workers Union National Medical Scheme approached the court asking for a declaratory order on the interpretation of the words “pay in full” as in appears in Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act. BHF sought to convince the court that “pay in full” should be interpreted as meaning “pay in full” according to the rules of the medical scheme and not “pay

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MedChronicle: HPCSA Suspends Acting Registrar: http://www.medicalchronicle.co.za/hpcsa-suspends-acting-registrar/

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In a development that could have huge implications for quadriplegics, paraplegics and those with prosthetic limbs, researchers from Duke University and the Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed technology that has allowed monkeys to control a virtual arm and touch and feel virtual objects using only their brain activity. The researchers say it is the first-ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body and could lead to robotic exoskeletons that not only that allows paralyzed patients to walk again, but to also feel the ground beneath them. Read more…

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Deon and I recently attended a very interesting workshop on Policies & Procedures presented by The South African Labour Guide. We felt we needed to get the latest rules and regulations as we are in the business of writing policies, procedures and employment contract for medical practices. The food was awesome, but we also learned a few interesting facts which we would like to share with you. FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY LEAVE: The Basic Conditions of Employment states that employees are entitled to 3 days family responsibility leave where the Sectoral Determination 7 indicates that domestic workers are entitled to 5 days


I am 53 years old and had a minor stroke eight years ago, i.e., at the age of 45 years. Two years ago my path crossed with that of the rehab team at Little Company of Mary Hospital Neurology Rehabilitation Centre, RehabWorx. Retha Nienaber became my personal physiotherapist. Retha Nienaber introduced me to the FES machine and I am taking part in a rehab programme as well. I want to state that my life was changed not only by the use of the aforementioned machine, but also by the results of the rehab programme. My quality of life improved dramatically,

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