What’s in a name? If you ask any expecting parent, it’s a lot. After all, a name is something most people carry with them through their whole lives, and it can have a lot of social implications. For many PT practice owners, their clinics are their babies—which makes choosing the right name even more important. After all, it should be memorable, simple, and something that delivers the right message to the clinic’s target audience. So, to give new practice owners some inspiration—and stir up the creative juices—here’s our list of nine great physical therapy business names:
1. Joint Ventures Physical Therapy
Based in Boston, this practice employs a multidisciplinary care team—as you may have guessed thanks to the clever word play. As the clinic’s website states, “Our team approach utilizes the best health providers in the fields of physical therapy, chiropractic, fitness, massage, nutrition, and acupuncture.” Now that’s truly a joint venture. (See what I did there?)
2. Lyttle Fox Therapy
This pediatric clinic’s name is as endearing as the population it serves. “Lyttle Fox” is an amalgam of the two owners’ last names, and it’s made our list because it’s not only memorable, but also unique.
3. C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy
Who doesn’t love a good acronym? For one thing, acronyms are often easier to remember than initialisms. And it’s even better when that acronym spells something that’s relevant to the service the business provides. In the case of Chicago-based C.A.R.E. Physical Therapy, the letters in the acronym stand for “Chicago Area Rehabilitation Experts,” so what the team provides—and where they provide it—is literally in the name.
4. Gotham Physical Therapy
Gotham Physical Therapy in New York City is particularly memorable because the practice is not only named for the hometown of the caped crusader, but also entirely dedicated to him. As you can see on the clinic website, the whole office is rather stylishly decked out in all things Batman. It’s certainly a practice worthy of the Dark Knight himself.
5. GO PT
Short, sweet, and straight to the point, GO PT in Seattle doesn’t mince words when it comes to communicating the clinic’s main objective. As the website states, that is, quite simply, “getting you back on the go!”
6. [re+active] physical therapy & wellness
Words that evoke thoughts of movement and health are commonplace for physical therapy clinics, but [re+active] makes the list because of its stylized spin on an old favorite. The name itself is simple, but the aesthetic stylization makes it stand out. (Bonus points for having a great blog on the website.)
7. PT ‘n’ Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
Based in Los Angeles, PT ‘n’ Play Pediatric Physical Therapy has a cute, alliterative title that also provides insight into the clinic’s mission. PT ‘n’ Play’s philosophy is that “children learn best through play,” and that’s reflected quite expertly in the name.
8. Finish Line Physical Therapy
This clinic name conjures up images of athletes gliding down a track toward a length of tape at the end. And that makes a lot of sense, because Finish Line PT focuses on treating endurance athletes like runners and triathletes.
This New Orleans-based practice serves cyclists, runners, and triathletes (i.e., people who are always on the go). Physio2Geaux is particularly creative because, as anyone who’s been to NOLA knows, the entire city is infused with French influence. And Physio2Geaux reflects that with its Franco-inspired spelling.
Picking the right name is a weighty decision—whether you’re choosing a name for a child or a physical therapy practice. Ultimately, whatever name you land on can have a much larger impact than you might expect. So, if you’re currently playing the name game with your practice, take a lesson from these creative clinics.