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PTO 34 | Relationship-Building
John Woolf, PT, is out to change healthcare and not with any amazing technological breakthroughs. Rather, John is determined to change the practitioner’s mindset and redirect their focus on the patient (not their evidence-based care they provide) and aligning with the patient. By doing so, John has learned that patients are more engaged in their therapy – attending their PT sessions, following instructions, decreasing the cancellation rates, staying with their therapy/therapist, and completing their Plan
PTO 33 | Clinics
Starting your own clinic can already feel like going over a mountain, how much more when you have more than twenty clinics on hand? Someone who knows just how that feels is co-owner and co-founder of HealthQuest Physical Therapy in Michigan, Bill Knight. We pick his brain as he narrates his experiences of owning twenty plus clinics which continue to grow and expand. He talks about the elements that made them successful while giving great
I’m excited to bring back Dimi, Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, PT, DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS, as we discuss the seven facts that will be and are changing the future of the PT industry. Dimi runs a number of physical therapy businesses – clinics, continuing education company, diagnostics – and also been on a number of local and national PT boards. He has perspective, and thus I believe he is expert on what is happening to
PTO 31 | Front Office
Dee Bills, PT, spent a year perfecting her clinic’s front office procedures and now has it down to a science. Dee found Front Office Guru in 2016 and now specifically trains front offices to optimize the patient experience, the arrival rates, and, thus, the collections at the front desk. In doing so, she has been able to turn around clinics that were severely under-performing to eventually achieving more than 95% arrival rates week over week.
PTO 30 | Business Coach
  Jeff McMenamy, OT, and Dr. Sabrina Starling (from the previous episode) join me in a conversation about Jeff’s success and how his success is directly related to the business coaching that Dr. Starling provided and continues to provide him. Jeff started his clinic in a two-car garage and now owns four clinics across Wyoming – Teton Therapy. His life changed forever when Dr. Starling asked one question. Take a listen to the episode to
PTO 29 | Recruiting Top Talent
  Sabrina Starling, PhD, PCC, BCC, wrote the book on how to find the top talent to join your team, literally. After noticing that recruiting and hiring “A” players was exponentially more difficult in rural settings she decided to write the book on it – How to Hire the Best (available on Amazon). She has worked with a number of physical therapy owners in the past and has recognized some of our pitfalls. She shares
PTO 28 | Leadership Team
  You can’t do it all, and you won’t achieve your business goals if you try do it all yourself. If so, your personal limitations become your business’ limitations. You’ve got to develop leaders if you want to grow. How do you do it? Judy Cirullo, PT, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP has spent decades in physical therapy – as a therapist, owner, and now coach/consultant. Her professional experience has taught her many things, but one of
PTO 27 | Powerful Team
  Jeff Lee, co-founder and CEO of Measurable Solutions, knows what it takes for an owner to achieve greater revenues, profits, stability, freedom, and growth. What does it take? A team. An owner can never do it by himself. An owner has to have a POWERFUL team around him to carry out his vision. With a powerful team, an owner can expect to, in Jeff’s words, run a company from any distance which continues to
PTO 26 | Run Your Practice
  Paul Wright, B. App. Sc (Physio), Dip. Ed. (Phys. Ed.), Adv. Dip. Business Management, built his Australian physiotherapy practice from one clinic to two clinics, back to one clinic, then up to six clinics before selling them. How did he do it? Easy – systematizing (“E-Myth Revisited” by Michael Gerber) and managing by statistics. Lo and behold, he jumped from one to six clinics in a couple of years and managed them all from
PTO 25 | Marketing Secrets
  Ian Johnsen, PT, MSPT has been a success in his small private practice in the Seattle area and, like me, decided to launch a podcast and introduce more private practice owners to the resources and success stories that are out there. So I decided to have a conversation with him to learn a little bit more about him and what he’s doing to be so successful. He was kind enough to share a couple