Start Your Own Private Practice
Starting your own physical therapy private practice seems pretty daunting. I understand and agree, I have never owned my owner my own clinic, though I have certainly had experience running one. I thought I would use this week’s stuff you should read article to share some resources that you may find helpful if you are thinking about opening a clinic or if you already own one.
The first two resources are two brand new programs geared towards starting a fitness business. While the content is specific to the fitness business industry, I must say that the information is priceless to those of us in the rehabilitation field as well. Many of the concepts behind running a profitable fitness business can be applied to a rehabilitation clinic to an extent. This is especially true in this day and age when more cash based practices and “post-rehab” programs are going to become more popular.
The Counting Reps to Counting Revenue program by Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove is an excellent resource. Alwyn and Rachel run one of the most profitable fitness businesses in the country. They share how the built this and how you can too. If you haven’t heard of him, Alwyn is one of the best minds in the fitness business. But, hurry, this is a one time program that ends tomorrow, Friday 9/2/11, so if you are interested, don’t delay. Click here for more information.
Pat Rigsby, Mike Robertson, and Eric Cressey teamed up to deliver a “blueprint” of how they started their fitness businesses. This program is pack with their tips, pearls, custom forms, and probably most importantly – mistakes that they made! I went through this program myself and enjoyed the content. A great combo of guys with different backgrounds and skill sets.
Jarod Carter has started a website with many tips that he has used to build a succesful cash-based physical therapy practice. He and I have been communicating over the summer and I have enjoyed his content. Certainly makes you think about the future of PT clinics and insurance reimbursement.
Last but not least, the APTA’s Private Practice Section is a good resource to begin thinking about opening a private practice. They have many resources for those inspiring to open a clinic or also currently owning a private practice, including their popular “how to manual” on opening a private practice.