“Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.”
—DAVID ROCKEFELLER, SR (1915- ), PROMINENT AMERICAN BANKER, STATESMAN, AND PATRIARCH OF THE ROCKEFELLER FAMILY.
The Dow is down. Houses are in foreclosure. Financial institutions are in trouble. The country is experiencing a downside in the economic cycle. Despite these instabilities, the needs of day-to-day living must be met. Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs while still providing quality goods and services. The physical medicine and rehabilitation community is not immune to this reality. Even in a financially challenging atmosphere, rehab industry professionals still look for the best treatments, equipment, and modalities for their clientele.
Company mergers, reimbursement issues, and therapy caps are among the myriad of economic problems that haunt rehabilitation professionals on a daily basis. Ironically, the products and services available within the rehab community have never been better. Therapists have access to the very best in such innovations as mobility devices; pain management therapies; fitness equipment; pediatric, geriatric, and neurological rehab; as well as practice management software to help more efficiently organize their facilities’ purchasing, billing, scheduling, and record-keeping requirements.
To aid those who are looking for ways to most efficiently allocate their financial resources to ensure the enduring quality of their client care, Rehab Management’s 2008 Buyer’s Guide presents its annual comprehensive resource for industry professionals. When you are looking for the most suitable equipment and services to meet the special requirements of your rehab practice, this easy-to-use guide offers alphabetized company listings (which includes contact numbers, Web addresses, and e-mail addresses), indexed product references, and a helpful roster of alphabetized manufacturer’s trade names. We hope that you and your colleagues will find all of the long-term, short-term, fitness, and rehab products and services necessary for the success of your facility in this special issue.
—Rogena Schuyler Silverman