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.
Dec 11, 2019 / Article
Starting a private physical therapy practice is a major decision that requires considerable preparation and a significant commitment.
May 15, 2017 / Perspective
I realize that the experiences I gained through my involvement with PPS have filled in the gaps that physical therapy school could not.
Mar 22, 2017 / Perspective
It was out of necessity that I decided to open my own clinic.
Jan 1, 2020 / Website
With a mission to champion the success of the physical therapist in business, PPS provides its members with extensive popular practice management and marketing resources.
Jan 1, 2020 / Website
This section seeks to enhance professionalism, leadership, management, and advocacy to foster excellence in autonomous practice for the benefit of members and society.
Additional Private Practice Content
Apr 1, 2022 / Article
Preparing a pediatric patient who will need ongoing physical therapy into adulthood may require years of planning.
Jan 25, 2022 / Perspective
Health insurance coverage for outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitation disregards variability in prior level of function, rehabilitation progress, and personal recovery goals.
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.
Nov 22, 2021 / Article
Review these practical steps that can be somewhat unique when providing cash-based services for an annual checkup by a physical therapist.
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
Oct 1, 2021 / Feature
Why PTs and PTAs need these important traits if they want to be successful.
May 14, 2021 /
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.
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.
Oct 1, 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.
Sep 28, 2020 /
Ashley Johnson, PT, DPT, and Craig Phifer, PT, MHA, talk about starting a practice and innovative ways to run a business in this podcast.