PT Classroom - Basic Equipment for Starting a Private Physical Therapy Practice ׀ by Chad Novasic, PT
Chad Novasic is the President and CEO of Alliant Physical Therapy Group. He is a 1988 graduate of Marquette University. His focus has been in the field of outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation and injury prevention. Chad has been an independent Physical Therapist since 1989. He is proud to be active in the community having served as President of the Wisconsin Independent Physical Therapists, and on the Board of the Racine Founders Rotary and the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. Over the years, Chad's passion for physical therapy and helping others has complimented his capacity to help fellow physical therapists open and run successful private physical therapy practices. Chad will be conducting a course (click on link for details): PT 501 - How to Start a PT Private Practice in Brookfield, WI on 5/15/10.
Basic Equipment for Starting a Private Physical
Therapy Practice - Starting your own private physical
therapy practice can be very exciting and challenging. There
are a number of questions that need to be answered and a
multitude of tasks to complete. When selecting equipment for
your practice there are a variety of options available that
may vary considerably in regards to costs. Since most new
private practice owners may have a limited budget, a
detailed analysis of your specific needs and the costs
required to satisfy those needs should be carefully thought
out. One of the biggest mistakes a new owner can make is to
“put the cart in front of the horse”.
Often times, many new private practice owners will feel like
they should have all of the same equipment which established
clinics have. One thing that a new practice owner should
remember is that those established clinics most likely
didn’t have every single piece of equipment from the onset.
It most likely took time for those clinics to further
establish themselves both market wise and financially before
pursuing further purchases.
As your practice continues to grow you will learn more about your needs and
you will eventually be able to purchase the additional equipment which will make
the most sense for your practice. Meanwhile don’t hesitate to generate a wish
list of equipment which you would like to obtain in the future once your
practice is more established. You can utilize the same selection process
mentioned above to prioritize your wish list. Through careful planning and hard
work you will realize your full potential and enjoy the benefits of being in
private practice even more.
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Last revised: April 11, 2010