Five Sources of New Patient Flow

Unlocking Five Key Sources of Patient Flow for Your Physical Therapy Private Practice

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5 Key Flows For New Patients

In today’s hyper-competitive healthcare environment, keeping a steady flow of patients is crucial for the survival and growth of your physical therapy private practice. But where do new patients come from? They usually emanate from five key pathways. These pathways are essential routes to patient attraction and growth for any healthcare practice.

With each pathway, use the strategy listed to see more new patients come in your doors.

Understanding the Five Key Pathways of Patient Flow

Understanding these pathways can give you the insights you need to target each one effectively and optimize your overall physical therapy marketing strategy. Let’s take a deeper dive into these pathways and explore practical strategies to maximize each channel’s potential.

1. Reactivations: Bringing Back Past Patients

Reactivations refer to past patients returning for additional care. Reactivating past patients is an efficient way to bolster your patient list, as you’ve already established credibility and rapport with these patients.

  • Strategy: Maintain regular interaction with your patient list through newsletters, email campaigns, text messages, or personalized handwritten letters.

2. Word-of-Mouth Referrals: Leveraging Satisfied Patients

This pathway involves referrals from existing patients. Fostering word-of-mouth referrals involves maintaining a high quality of care, establishing strong rapport, and encouraging your satisfied patients to share their experiences.

  • Strategy: Implement a formal referral program incentivizing referrals with exclusive benefits or rewards.

3. Physician Referrals: Building Relationships with Healthcare Professionals

Maintain good relations with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals to facilitate their referral process.

  • Strategy: Provide regular updates about your services and capacities to healthcare professionals.

4. Partner Referrals: Leveraging Business Partnerships

Form partnerships with gyms, yoga studios, large employers, or any organization serving your ideal clientele to promote your practice.

  • Strategy: Offer special packages and conduct workshops that are mutually beneficial to local businesses – you’ll be able to offer your services to their patrons and benefit from their marketing efforts.

5. Cold Traffic Marketing: Attracting Unknown Prospects

This pathway involves tapping into completely unknown prospects who aren’t familiar with your practice. Creative online advertising and focused marketing campaigns are essential here.

  • Strategy: Build a robust online presence, invest in direct response ads, adopt SEO practices, and build funnels (ads, landing pages, & automated emails) to attract your ideal patients.

Conclusion: Maximizing the Potential of Patient Flow

Understanding these five main pathways of patient flow is fundamental to boosting your practice’s growth. Tailoring strategies to accommodate each pathway will allow your physical therapy private practice to maximize the vast potential they collectively offer.

Recalibrating your physical therapy marketing efforts to embrace these pathways to patient flow will not only enhance your current patient base but will also set your practice on the path to profitability and sustainable growth. 

Ready to unlock the potential of these patient flows to attract more patients and supercharge your practice growth? Sign up for a Practice Growth Strategy Call to learn how you can optimize your marketing strategy today.

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