Starting And Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice: a Practical Guide for the Rookie Entrepreneur
By Samuel H. Esterson, PT, MBA, MA, DScPT

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This basic handbook on how to start up a private physical therapy practice is a hands-on guide for any physical therapist who is contemplating or preparing to go out on his/her own. Starting and Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice is a one-of-a-kind guide that offers insight into the how’s, what’s, and where’s of private business and gives the practitioner enough information and insight to veer him/her in the proper direction. This book is a guide map, a tool developed to open your eyes to what is necessary to open and run your own, successful practice. Insights and ideas are taken from the author’s twenty plus years of professional and business practice in many venues from large hospital facilities and corporate therapy groups to private practice enterprises.

Includes coverage on the following topics: banking relationships, securing advisors, costs, Medicare, marketing, advertising and promotion, and coding. It also contains an extensive appendices that includes sample financial statements, income statements, cash flow statements, fee schedules, and payment policies.

From the Foreword: “In an extremely organized approach and with the inclusion of many practical resources available through the web and many sample forms, the author has managed to present a great deal of material in easily understandable ways. Wasted hours and many mistakes will be avoided by using this book as a personal private practice mentorship.” — Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, FAPTA, CSCS, Professor, Physical Therapy Department, New York University