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Private practices faces shared challenges while providing unique experiences to their consumers.

If you own or work in a PT–owned private practice, we have resources to support you.

The APTA Private Practice Section is specifically dedicated to those interested in business and management, whether you own a practice or are considering starting one.

The APTA community is full of examples of members who are collaborating to make their businesses thrive in a rapidly evolving health care marketplace.


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How I Became a Private Practice Owner 3 Weeks Postgraduation

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Additional Private Practice Content

Considerations for Outpatient Clinics During COVID-19

May 26, 2020 / Resource

The general information here is designed to provide suggestions for outpatient operations during the pandemic when caring for patients with or without COVID-19.

Entrepreneurship in Physical Therapy – APTA Live

Sep 28, 2020 / Article

Ashley Johnson, PT, DPT, and Craig Phifer, PT, MHA, talk about starting a practice and innovative ways to run a business in this podcast.

Private Practice Growth Strategies Before and After COVID-19

Jul 27, 2020 / Feature

What business strategies were working before the pandemic? Will they still work afterward?

Fear Into Power: My COVID-19 Experience

Jul 7, 2020 / Perspective

Would I be able to keep my doors open? Keep paying my staff? How is this going to change my practice for the long haul?

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program to Become More Flexible

Jun 4, 2020 / News

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program to become more flexible.

Managed Care Contracting Toolkit

Dec 4, 2020 / Resource

Find practical guidance, applications, and key considerations that will impact and enhance your everyday practice under managed care.

Outpatient Clinic COVID-19 Recommendations Created Through Collaborative Effort

Jun 3, 2020 / News

APTA, the association's Private Practice Section, and APTA Rhode Island developed guidelines that could help clinics stay safe during the pandemic.

Outpatient Services During a Pandemic: Finding Your Ethical Footing

Jun 6, 2020 / Perspective

During COVID-19, it is our professional skill in knowing how to creatively adapt, adjust, and cope that will bring us through these uncertain and unprecedented times.

The Integrated Clinical Experience

Jun 10, 2020 / Perspective

My first integrated clinical experience was in a public school system. Now, I have the chance to explore a whole new setting: outpatient.

Outpatient Physical Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Clinician Discussion

May 9, 2020 / Article

Outpatient PTs from private practice, hospital, and pediatric settings gather to discuss how they have maintained in-person practice while upholding CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines.