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With Friends Like These

It is hard to start a business. It is even more difficult to sustain one. Moving from “I think I want to…” to “Whoa, I’m doing this!” and “Why am I still doing this?!” is a roller coaster of good and bad choices, mistakes and successes. Few get to “success” on their own. As in the Beatles’ song, we “get by with a little help from our friends.”

Something to Sell

Most million-dollar ideas are actually worth a dime a dozen. The true challenge for inventors and entrepreneurs is making a million dollars, a few thousand dollars, or any money at all, by turning an idea into a product and getting it to market. Physical therapists work with the human body day in and day out; it’s not uncommon for a light bulb to turn on with a brilliant idea that could change the industry and greatly improve patient lives. While genius can strike in an instant, there’s a long journey to turn that napkin sketch into a residual check. Here are some expert tips to guide you and a few landmines to avoid.



Top 10 Reasons to Start Your Own Private Practice


In today’s private practice world there is much talk about decreased payment, increased administrative burden, and difficulty finding good employees.
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Leader of Self


I took a moment before I started writing this to look up the definition of Strategic Alliances.
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Administrator's Edge

Friend or Foe
Competition among local physical therapy clinics tends to be fierce. And, unfortunately, the last thing that competition breeds is a willingness to create friendly alliances.
By Kim Stamp

Podcast Review

The New Graduate’s Perspective on the Value of Podcasts
I got started listening to podcasts after my final clinical rotation. My clinical instructor, who was an expert clinician in the field of sports medicine, told me that “The best way to sound like an expert is to listen to experts.”
By Benjamin White, PT, DPT


Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Compliance Program
Now that your compliance program is up and running (is it?), the next step is having a method for measuring compliance effectiveness.
By Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC


Strengthen Your Practice with Strategic Partnerships
A strategic partnership is an arrangement between two companies to work together toward a common goal.
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS

PPS On The Move

Member Spotlight - Carrie Hall, PT, MHS, and Clinic Administrator Scott C. Spradling, both of Movement Systems Physical Therapy
Movement Systems Physical Therapy (MSPT), with clinics in Seattle and nearby Mercer Island, is led by two dynamos of the Private Practice Section: Carrie Hall, PT, MHS, and Clinic Administrator Scott C. Spradling.

Five Minute Fix - Growth with Hospital Contracts
The new reality in most markets is that large, private, equity-backed companies have acquired your competition and are growing. So how do you as an independent private provider protect your market share? Grow!
By Paul J. Martin, PT, MPT, CBI, M&AMI

Different is Better Than Better
Why do patients respect some physical therapists more than others? Why are some practices consistently busy, while others flounder? We have yet to see how political and economic happenings will affect health care.
By Sally Hogshead

Striking a Balance
If you're reading this, you're dedicated to growing your practice and looking for ways to do so. A simple Google search will give you thousands of pages about the best marketing ideas.
By Mel Robbins

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