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Memphis Orthopaedic Group Launches GWIG (Go Where I Go) – Digital Word of Mouth Referral App

Memphis Orthopaedic Group launched GWIG (Go Where I Go) at all 5 of their memphis area locations this week.

In the world of online reputation management, for years all we have had is Arbitrary Ratings and Anonymous Reviews.  With GWIG’s innovative technology, we now have what small business owners really want, Referrals.

MOG is the first ortho group to join the GWIG network and implement digital word of mouth referral technology in the United States

Some Stats: 

Out of 10 Satisfied Customers, 8 are willing to refer, however, only 3 actually do! #1 reason they don’t refer: LACK OF INCENTIVE! GWIG allows MOG to track and recognize folks for reccomending MOG to friends and family!

92% of consumers report that word-of-mouth recommendation is the top reason they buy a product or service.

How it Works:

You have a friend who needs a referral for a business. And, you have the perfect one to share. In a world where searching for a new business is confusing and backwards, we all know that the best recommendation comes from a trusted personal contact. How can we quickly send helpful business information to our friends?

Send your referral via GWIG. Send business information the fastest and most simple way possible. With your GWIG app, you are able to access your favorite businesses’ contact information and your contacts to quickly help your friend “Go Where I Go” .GWIG saves your favorite businesses in your personal smart rolodex – finding and sending this information to your contacts can be done through one easy step with your GWIG mobile app.

Your friend receives the GWIG. Imagine referring your favorite business to a friend, and having confidence that your friend is one click away from being in touch with a great business they need.

You’ll have confidence that your personal contact will be sent an email with the business’ Google Places profile information, without spam, ads or reviews from strangers .Your friend will be able to designate whether they would like the business to reach out to them and how – saving time and effort.

Download the app and refer MOG or your favorite MOG Physician today…

OR

 visit www.gwig.com

Memphis Orthopaedic Group Health Expo and Sports Physicals Event May 10th!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 1, 2014

Contact: Michelle Hodges, Marketing Director

Phone: 901.240.0056

Memphis Orthopaedic Group  Health and Injury Prevention Expo and Sports Physicals

To Benefit Middle and High School Tipton and Lauderdale County Students

MEMPHIS, Tennessee–Memphis Orthopedic Group (MOG), a Division of MSK Group, P.C.  will host the first annual Health and Injury Prevention Expo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Brighton High School located at 8045 Hwy 51 S, Brighton, TN. The event is being sponsored by Depuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, *a leader in orthopaedic sports medicine and a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, as well as Safe Kids Worldwide, and Methodist North Hospital. Medical specialists will be on-site to provide sports physicals and educate participants about common over-training injuries, proper stretching and injury prevention techniques, nutrition, hydration, concussions, recognizing cyber bullying and other health topics.

Students, family members and friends are invited to participate in a day of fun and learning at the expo featuring, food, entertainment, giveaways and educational breakout sessions. A hospitality room will be available for coaches, school administration and city officials. MOG is providing the sports physical service free of charge. Participating schools may choose to charge a fee, which the school can use for its own fundraising purposes. All proceeds will go directly to the schools to the benefit of their students.

“We’re thrilled to be able to provide this service to the schools and community. Sports participation offers a host of benefits, including teaching young people team-building skills, weight management, and social skills development. We anticipate the participation of eight to nine schools, and look to have anywhere from 800 to 1,000 students and their families join us for the sports physicals and associated activities, ” said Michelle Hodges, MOG Marketing Director.

Commenting on the event, Dan Hein, MSK Group, P.C., Chief Operating Officer “It is important to us as an organization to give back to the community and the schools, and this event is the perfect venue to do just that.”

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About Memphis Orthopedic Group:

Memphis Orthopedic Group has served the Greater Memphis area since 1942 and has five offices throughout the area. Walk-in access is available during the day, evenings and Saturdays. For more information on Memphis Orthopedic Group, please call 901.381.4664 or visit memphisorthogroup.com.

*DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine is a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

Enjoy the Holidays Free From Luggage-Related Injuries

Enjoy the Holidays Free from Luggage-related Injuries
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Offers Tips for Safely Lifting and Carrying Luggage

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Holiday travel can mean long lines and hurried sprints through sprawling terminals. It also can mean neck, wrist, back and shoulder pain, and even injury, from carrying and lifting heavy luggage.

In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 53,790 luggage-related injuries in 2012.

“Holiday travel can be uniquely stressful and physically taxing, especially when transporting heavy and cumbersome luggage,” said orthopaedic surgeon and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) spokesperson Warner L. Pinchback, MD. “To ensure that you arrive at your holiday destination free from pain, it’s important to know how to optimally choose, pack, carry and lift your luggage.”

To avoid luggage-related injury and pain, AAOS offers the following safety tips:

When purchasing new luggage, look for a sturdy, light piece with wheels and a handle.
Pack lightly. When possible, pack items in a few smaller bags instead of one large luggage piece. Many airlines restrict carry-on luggage weighing more than 40 pounds.

When lifting luggage onto a platform or into a car trunk, stand alongside of it, bend at your knees, not your waist, lift with your leg muscles, then grasp the handle and straighten up. Once you have lifted your luggage, hold it close to your body.

When placing luggage in an overhead compartment, first lift it onto the top of the seat. Then, place your hands on the left and right sides of the suitcase and lift it up. If your luggage has wheels, make sure the wheel-side is set in the compartment first. Once wheels are inside, put one hand atop the luggage and push it to the back of the compartment.

Do not twist your body when lifting and carrying luggage. Instead, point your toes in the direction you are headed, and then turn your entire body in that direction.

Do not rush when lifting or carrying a suitcase. If it is too heavy or an awkward shape, get help.
Do not carry heavier pieces of luggage for long periods of time. If it is too heavy, make sure to check luggage when traveling rather than carrying it on a plane, train or bus.

If using a backpack, make sure it has two padded and adjustable shoulder straps. Choose one with several compartments to secure various-sized items. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder does not allow weight to be distributed evenly, which can cause muscle strain.

Carry – don’t drag – your luggage when climbing the stairs.

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