• 7 Things to Know Before Buying a PT Practice Image

    articleFeb 15, 2019 | 7 min. read

    7 Things to Know Before Buying a PT Practice

    Many physical therapists dream of owning their own practice one day. While some clinicians wait until they’ve been working for years before they take the plunge, more and more new graduates are opting for clinic ownership right out of school. Regardless of when the timing feels right, one of the biggest decisions facing an aspiring clinic owner is whether to buy an existing PT practice or start one from scratch . Many folks wind up purchasing existing …

  • Founder Letter: Guts and Data: Why You Need Both to Make Better Business Decisions Image

    articleFeb 5, 2019 | 9 min. read

    Founder Letter: Guts and Data: Why You Need Both to Make Better Business Decisions

    Imagine you were completely convinced that one of your patients needed treatment for sciatica. You didn’t perform many clinical tests, and you didn’t monitor outcomes, because your gut told you that sciatica treatment was the answer. Yet over time, you found that your treatment wasn’t helping your patient; as a matter of fact, it was making symptoms worse. Had you thoroughly tested the patient at the onset of treatment, you might never have treated him or her …

  • 5 Reasons Not to Set Productivity Goals Image

    articleJan 24, 2019 | 7 min. read

    5 Reasons Not to Set Productivity Goals

    “Productivity” is one of the most controversial terms in the physical therapy world these days. The vast majority of staff therapists are judged, to some extent, by their productivity numbers—and many are held to unrealistic standards that allow no margin of error to account for bathroom breaks, patient refusals, or even conferring with other medical team members regarding a patient’s care plan. Because productivity is based on the time we spend performing tasks that can be billed …

  • 6 Books Every PT Should Read Image

    articleJan 18, 2019 | 5 min. read

    6 Books Every PT Should Read

    Everyone needs some personal time to thrive in life—whether that time is dedicated to adventuring in the great outdoors, meditating and decompressing mentally, or hunkering down and reading a good book. But sometimes it can feel difficult to justify taking a break—especially when life is flying by at breakneck speeds. So, I’m giving you a reason to take some time out—and take a load off your feet—by providing a list of the best physical therapy books that …

  • 8 Pitfalls for Startup PT Practices Image

    articleJan 11, 2019 | 8 min. read

    8 Pitfalls for Startup PT Practices

    When I was growing up, I used to love watching Indiana Jones reruns with my dad. Whenever one of us found good ole’ Indy playing on TV, we’d plop down and watch the rest of the movie, regardless of how many times we’d seen it. I especially loved watching Indiana duck, dodge, and outsmart every booby trap he encountered during his adventures (the giant rolling boulder was always my personal favorite). While founding a startup practice may …

  • The Unconventional Metrics You Should be Using in Rehab Therapy Performance Reviews Image

    articleJan 9, 2019 | 12 min. read

    The Unconventional Metrics You Should be Using in Rehab Therapy Performance Reviews

    Physical therapy is in a strange place right now. Burnout is rampant , the cost of education is higher than ever, and pay is stagnating at best. Talented therapists have resorted to jumping from job to job in search of an elusive salary bump. Clearly, something is broken in our current system. When experienced PTs are making less than brand-new grads because they can never seem to land a pay raise, there’s something very wrong with the …

  • 5 Tips for Landing Your Dream PT Job Image

    articleDec 7, 2018 | 9 min. read

    5 Tips for Landing Your Dream PT Job

    Whether you’re a new grad or a seasoned physical therapist, job searching can be downright stressful. There’s a ton of pressure to find the perfect role—one where you’ll enjoy that elusive combination of fulfilling work, a healthy work-life balance, and fair pay coupled with growth potential. But, there are ways to strategically navigate your way through the thousands of available jobs in physical therapy—and increase your chances of successfully landing your dream PT job. Here are some …

  • The Physical Therapy Blogs You Should be Reading Image

    articleOct 24, 2018 | 10 min. read

    The Physical Therapy Blogs You Should be Reading

    Successful professionals make it a point to stay current with industry trends, and physical therapists are no exception. Whether you're passionate about career growth, clinical care, pain science, a niche like sports or pelvic floor therapy, or finding creative ways to use your degree, there's probably a PT blog out there for you. In this post, we've curated some of the best physical therapy blogs on the Internet. Some are written by PTs; others are managed by …

  • Pessimism and the PT: Why We're Unhappy (and Where We Must Go From Here) Image

    articleAug 27, 2018 | 7 min. read

    Pessimism and the PT: Why We're Unhappy (and Where We Must Go From Here)

    This is a precarious time for the physical therapy profession. We’re walking a tightrope spanning unparalleled professional development and scope of practice—and the burnout and crippling debt burden that are threatening to drive many therapists away from the profession altogether. It’s the best of times and the worst of times. On one hand, the DPT is now standard for entry-level physical therapy graduates in the United States. PTs are graduating with more knowledge—and a wider scope of …

  • Everything I Wish I’d Known Before Opening My PT Practice Image

    articleJul 30, 2018 | 18 min. read

    Everything I Wish I’d Known Before Opening My PT Practice

    A little more than three years ago, Kaci Monroe realized her dream of opening her own physical therapy private practice (to learn more about Kaci’s entrepreneurial journey, check out this blog post ). Since then, she’s grown her small, Bigfork, Montana-based clinic into a very successful—and very busy—operation. So busy, in fact, that she decided to open a second location this past year. Oh, and she also remodeled a house, had a baby, and sped her way …

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