PT Classroom - 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.
Private Practice Physical Therapy. This term
scares some physical therapists, excites others and confuses
many. What is private practice PT? How do they make a
living? Can I start a private practice? What does it take to
The first question that you have to answer when going into a
private practice is the question “Why?”. Why do you want to
go into private practice? What do you want to accomplish?
How will going into private practice help you achieve your,
professional, personal and spiritual goals? When you are on
your own you need to have a reason to get up in the morning.
You no longer have a boss or a guarantee, and when times get
tough you need to know why to move forward.
Most physical therapists are inexperienced in the business
world. And many PT’s really don’t want much to do with the
business end of running a clinic. Even more troublesome are
PT’s who think they know what they are doing, but really
don’t have a clue. This is where consultants, networks, and
affiliations come into play.
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Last revised: June 1, 2008