Starting a Physical Therapy Private Practice

Presenter: Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS

Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained is a practicing physical therapist with a love for teaching. She earned her Master’s degree from Ithaca College in New York, followed by her t-DPT from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Kristen completed Neurodevelopmental Technique Training in 2006 as well as earned American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2009. Kristen has treated as a physical therapist in several areas of care including inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home care, and outpatient therapy expanding her therapy repertoire across the entire continuum. In addition to treating in the clinic, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University as well as lectures within the community and APTA. Kristen is assistant editor for Impact Magazine, the monthly publication of the Private Practice Section of the APTA. Currently, Kristen is the co-owner of Action Potential, a one-to-one outpatient clinic located in Glen Mills, PA.

This course will discuss the initial steps of starting a physical therapy private practice including writing a business plan, seeking funding, and evaluating whether private practice ownership is right for you.

After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
1. How to write a business plan
2. Clinic design recommendations
3. Funding sources
4. Challenges that affect the private practice owner

Course Outline:
1. Outline initial information necessary to start a business
1. Name
2. Logo
3. URL
4. Team
5. Mission, Vision, Values
6. Incorporation
7. Revenue sources
2. Review the outline for a business plan
1. Cover sheet
2. Executive Summary
3. Company Summary
4. Market Analysis Summary
5. Financial Summary
6. Conclusion
7. Appendices
3. Discuss clinic design recommendations
1. Types of office space
2. Design recommendations
4. Propose sources of Start-up Funding

5. Highlight personal considerations that affect owning a private practice
6. Share resources
7. Conclusion

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