The Gift

While contemplating what it means to be a physical therapist here in America where we are awarded merit for hard work, determination, and successful treatments, I realized this is a bit of an illusion.   Those who came before have given the knowledge and skill we possess as, physical therapists today.  The patients we are privileged to treat are not earned…

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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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