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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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Additional Private Practice Content

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?

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.