As I have thought about why I wanted to start a clinic there are some many reasons but it boils down to just a few things. I'll expound:
1. Corporate PT wants you to bill as many high paying units as possible and they will mask it by saying "it's what is best for the patient"
2. PT's are highly educated and are capable of providing a plethora of help for people but corporate PT wants you just sign evals. Community health and wellness services could be revolutionized by movement/exercises experts corporate PT makes us too busy signing herding people in and out.
3. Autonomy to give the patient what is best. Corporate PT wants you to see people 2-3 times a week for several weeks but good PT in my book is empowering people to manage their conditions independently. So, in essence, I want to see people less often and facilitate independence.
So far opening a clinic has been fun (11 days in now). It is also scary! Very very scary because I look at my schedule and it is pretty empty but I feel if I am good to my patients they will be good to me (and send their friends to me, I hope)
In the end, at Empower Utah Physical Therapy I just want to give people what is very best for them.
Dr. Dalin Hansen, PT, DPT
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