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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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APTA Private Practice Section

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Additional Private Practice Content

One-Size-Fits-All Insurance Is Shortchanging Older Athletes

Jan 25, 2022 / Perspective

Health insurance coverage for outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitation disregards variability in prior level of function, rehabilitation progress, and personal recovery goals.

APTA Practice Advisory: Good Faith Estimate for Uninsured or Self-Pay Patients

Dec 20, 2021 / Resource

Learn about the implications for new "surprise billing" rules that require a good faith estimate of the costs of services for uninsured or self-pay patients are in effect as of Jan. 1, 2022.

Steps To Opening a Cash-Based Service

Jun 5, 2020 / Article

Review these practical steps that can be somewhat unique when providing cash-based services for an annual checkup by a physical therapist.

The Vaccine Rule: 6 Things to Know Right Now

Nov 5, 2021 / News

CMS issued a sweeping rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for an estimated 17 million workers. Here are six basics of the new requirements

Developing Leadership and Business Skills

Sep 30, 2021 / Feature

Why PTs and PTAs need these important traits if they want to be successful.

Postacute Care Study: Changing the Conversation - Regulatory

May 14, 2021 / Podcast

Listen to this APTA Regulatory podcast on the TOPS Study, which provides an overview and takeaways from a major analysis of postacute care across settings.

5 Tips on Balancing Compliance With Profit

May 11, 2021 / Perspective

I believe you can make a reasonable profit and maintain compliance. Here are five quick insights to get you thinking about how to tip the scales in your favor.

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 / Podcast

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?