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PTO 16 | Private Practice
  Many physical therapists who decide to convert into business and private practice usually dive in immediately without taking into consideration the processes that it entails. One thing they commonly overlook is the financial aspect, and this often leads them to losing. Known as “The Financial Prosperity Coach,” Christopher Music shares some of the common issues among physically therapy owners financially speaking. Christopher observes that they are often blinded by that search for success that
PTO 15 | How to Hire "A" Players
  Contrary to the belief of less is more, in business, having more people means getting many of the tasks done in no time. This was my constant refrain in the beginning stages of PT business ownership, “I love doing the PT, I just hate running the business!” That all changed when I started hiring the right people. In this episode, Dr. Jamey Schrier shares how to hire “A” players onto your team, because when
PTO 14 | Are You For Sale
  What is your plan for the future? Do you want to stay owner or are you for sale and want to cash out at some time? There are a number of different options, but it also includes making sure that your financial and legal affairs are in order. It’s a seller’s market. If you don’t know, there is a lot of activity in the physical therapy space for mergers and acquisitions. With the current
PTO 13 | Culture Eats Strategy
  The famous quote often attributed to thought leader Peter Drucker goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It is often agreed that how we do things is more important than how well we do them. In other words, it is often agreed that culture is more important than strategy. But do we really put that into practice? How much effort are you placing on your company’s culture? Simply put, culture is the way we do
PTO 12 | Business Plans And Budgets
  Most practice owners don’t have a written business plan and written budgets. They may be looking at numbers but they don’t concretely set targets like they do for the patients that they treat. Chuck Felder of HCS Consulting says it’s important to create business plans and budgets to keep you and your team rowing in the same direction, having that alignment, teamwork, and cooperative mindset. How can they make decisions and focus their time
PTO 11 | Key Metrics
  What does your dashboard look like? Not in your car, in your business. KPIs or key performance indicators are the dashboard to tell you how your business is running. Chuck Felder of HCS Consulting breaks down the key metrics for running your clinic and discusses the importance of tracking and monitoring those. Chuck has used his PT and MBA degrees to become an expert in PT business metrics, and shares his wealth of knowledge
PTO 10 | Physical Therapy Coaching
  Not a lot of PT clinic owners are focused on what it takes to create a business that is less dependent upon them as owners. Oftentimes, systems and training, coaching, mentoring, or other accountability methods in order to keep PT clinics in check can be overlooked in the midst of the daily hustle and bustle. Here to share his expertise is Sturdy McKee. Sturdy has built a strong, thriving out-of-network PT business in San Francisco
PTO 09 | Raving Superfans
  What’s the secret to creating loyal, returning patients? It’s not all about the therapy. It’s about the patient experience before, during, and after they’ve received your care. Neil Trickett, PT and founder/CEO of Practice Promotions shares the secrets to creating raving superfans. Neil says when you create raving superfans, the domino effect begins – patients complete their plans of care and are happy to pay for your services, they return to you when they’re
PTO 08 | Getting Up To Date On The Changes
  Jerry Henderson got into physical therapy the same way a lot of physical therapists did, as a patient. Jerry was fourteen years old when he had a skiing accident that fractured his femur and left him hooked on a skeletal traction for about a month and a hip spike for about six weeks. After going through the treatment with a guy who was helping him get mobile again, he understood what physical therapy is
PTO 07 | Growing A Business
  A lot of physical therapists don’t consider what it takes to be great businessman or businesswoman and invest the time and energy into that like they did to become good physical therapists. Blaine Stimac is one of the more successful PT owners who has 23 practices across four states and is ranked #255 on the Inc. 5000 list. Blaine’s success is closely related to the systematic way in which he hires and trains his

Nathan Shields,
PT, MPT -

The Physical Therapy Owners Club Podcast was started from Nathan’s belief that physical therapy clinic owners are masters at creating stability and freedom for their patients yet…. rarely experience it themselves. AND the path to success, stability, and freedom is rather simple – Reach Out, Step Out, and Network.

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