All posts by Chad

Mitigating the Impact of COVID 19 as a PT

Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 as a PT Private Practice Owner

COVID-19 is affecting businesses of all industries and sizes, and private practice is certainly not exempt. We’re in the midst of an unprecedented event with no clarity on the best path forward. There are a lot of unknowns, particularly concerning the long-term impact of the coronavirus and how owners can start planning now to mitigate […]

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What Private Practice PT Owners Should Focus on in Times of Crisis

What Private Practice PT Owners Should Focus on in Times of Crisis

It’s not an easy time to be a small business owner. COVID-19 is temporarily changing the way many industries do business, and private practice Physical Therapy owners are feeling its effects, too. Depending on where you live, you may find many non-essential businesses around you shutting down. Your phone may be ringing less, and you’re […]

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Breakthrough Interview with PT Mike Lewis at COVID 19 Epicenter

Interview with Seattle Practice Owner Mike Lewis: How to Handle Covid-19 at Ground Zero

Mike is a Practice Owner and is currently earning his PhD in Healthcare Leadership. Mike’s Physical Therapy clinic is 3.5 miles from the Seattle nursing home where the first US cases of COVID-19 popped up. See what his PT practice is doing to help the community, continue to treat those in need and combat the […]

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Breakthrough Interview with Tom Dalonzo Baker How To Do PT Telehealth

Breakthrough & Tom Dalonzo-Baker on Telehealth for Physical Therapy

Many Physical Therapists are considered resorting to PT telehealth during this National State of Emergency. Here’s an interview I did with Tom Dalonzo-Baker from Total Motion Release on the topic. Highlights from the Call:Continue to test-treat-retest as you would in the clinic.Use “Directional Preference” treatment systems in a scientific manner. Tom is offering a free […]

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What PTs Need to Know Before Opening a New Clinic Location

What PTs Need to Know Before Opening a New Clinic Location

Many owners go into private practice Physical Therapy with the goal of having more than one location. At Breakthrough, we’ve worked with a number of owners who have multiple locations in their home state and are continuing to open new locations. At my practice, Madden PT, there’s a process that we follow to help us […]

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Breakthrough PT Summit 2019 Recap

Breakthrough Summit 2020: A Recap of Our Biggest Event Ever

I’m still (almost) speechless at the amazing turnout and takeaways we experienced at the Breakthrough Summit. This was our biggest event ever, with more than 350 PT’s and professionals joining us, along with a killer list of speakers that shared their strengths and insights to help other PTs grow their practice. We had a lot […]

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Breakthrough PT Marketing and Diagnostics for PT

Breakthrough Shares Insights on PT Industry in Diagnostics for PT Magazine

  • a couple of months ago
  • / By Chad

In case you missed it, Diagnostics in PT magazine recently featured Breakthrough on its cover, along with a feature story where we dove deeper into some of the biggest issues threatening the PT industry.  Alongside Dr. Dimitrios Kostopolous of Hands-On Diagnostics, we pulled back the curtain on four of the most important lessons a private […]

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How To Sell Your Practice in 2-5 Years (Part Two)

  • a couple of months ago
  • / By Chad

In our last post, we discussed advice from top industry experts, Paul Welk, Greg Wappett, and Eric Major regarding selling your private practice. They offered insights into the process from the viewpoints of an attorney and financial advisors, respectively.  Key points we touched on include understanding your earnings, variables that affect the rate of your […]

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How To Sell Your Physical Therapy Practice in 2-5 Years (Part One)

I commonly get questions from private practice owners tossing around the idea of selling their business in the next two to five years. I know what you’re thinking… “Why in the world would I consider selling my business after I’ve put so much work into it?” As is the case with most topics, my interest […]

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What Does Marketing Automation Look Like in a PT Practice?

It wasn’t that long ago that marketing automation was something that only hospitals and large PT practices could afford, leaving small and mid-sized practices to do things the old-fashioned way. Luckily, that’s no longer the case, yet many practices are still doing most or all of their marketing manually – by hand. The whole concept […]

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