[physical_therapists_in_business] Response to Debie Leiter
- Dear Debbie.
I was very fortunate to come into this club due to another therapists
misfortune. They could not survive as a beginner in this industry, as
they had no referral sources. They counted on business from inside the
club. I hope you're not counting on that. Granted, I do get business
from the occasional walk in or referral from the trainers, my patients
come from an outside referral base established over the past 12 years.
As far as the contract goes, I would attempt to arrange a straight
rental agreement. You cannot legally go on percentages due to Stark
Regulations. Try to negotiate a graduated lease agreement which will
give you time to build your practice. I have only about 900 square feet
in a private room off the main workout area. I would have liked to have
a separate entrance from outside, but the place isn't designed that
way. There are four curtained tx. booths and two plinths in an open tx
area. I have a separate buisness office and one private exam/treatment
room. I utilize the massage therapists already at the club to perform
work under my supervision so that I don't have to keep one on my
payroll when I don't need them. I utilize all the work out equipment in
the facility, which is just outside the door to my office. There is
also an indoor pool for our aquatic therapy program. I have a PT and
PTA doing classes four hours a day.
So there, you now know all my business! I wish it was that simple.
Feel free to ask any other questions. I look forward to your feedback.
David Seidner PTASF@...