It’s Time to Rethink Going Into Business For Yourself

For many therapists, their bucket list includes dreams of becoming their own boss.

Generations of private practice owners before them have seemingly retired healthy, wealthy and smart.  These former practice owners are spending their golden years checking experiences off their bucket-list chasing once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Baby boomers are traversing the outback in Australia, skydiving from 15,000…

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Thoughts from the 2018 Graham Sessions: Why PTs Can’t Transform Society

Physical therapy is a hands-on profession. And I don’t mean that solely in the literal sense. Yes, the treatment we provide is distinctively hands-on, but so is our approach to problem-solving. Over the years, the PT community has faced a lot of challenges: market consolidation, dwindling reimbursements, restrictions to the type and quantity of care we…

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Aren’t We All Using Manual Therapy?

Over the past year or so, I have increasingly been reading, hearing or engaging in conversations regarding manual therapy and its “place” within physical therapy.  It is clear that manual therapy is popular with addressing musculoskeletal conditions and is supported in the medical literature.  However, manual therapy has been taking on more criticism, which is not a bad thing.  The…

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Where We’re Heading – and What to Do About It: 3 Big Takeaways from the Ultimate Rehab Therapy Business Summit

Last month, my company, WebPT, held its fourth-annual Ascend event—the ultimate business summit for rehab therapists. And we had quite an amazing turnout, both in terms of attendees and speakers. Over the course of two days in Washington, DC, we came together to discuss the current status of our industry as well as where we’re heading—and…

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Read Your Patients’ Minds

Do you wish you could read your patients’ minds?
There are times when I think it would be helpful to know what my patients are thinking and feeling. I do my best to motivate interested prospects to make an appointment or patients to implement their plan of care. Too often I just don’t seem to connect with them and…

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The State Compact Storm: What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Interstate Licensure

The aftermath of September 2017 will not soon be forgotten. Early on in the month, Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston and left massive, widespread destruction in its path. Irma followed quickly thereafter, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Florida. Now, Maria has left Puerto Rico devastated in its wake. At the same time, wildfires ravaged the Pacific Northwest. And while…

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