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I want to start a physical therapy clinic; however, I do not have a undergrad yet. Is...

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walter84 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 22, 2010 at 2:57 PM via web

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I want to start a physical therapy clinic; however, I do not have a undergrad yet. Is this possible?

I want to start a physical therapy clinic; however, I do not have a undergrad yet. Is this possible? I just want to open the clinic and have a few therapists and a assistant working for me?

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dano7744 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted September 4, 2010 at 6:21 PM (Answer #1)

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The owner of the business does not technically have to have the degree in physical therapy or any experience for that matter. The therapist's that work in your clinic will of course have to have an unencumbered license to practice physical therapy.

That being said, I caution you in undertaking any business venture in which you lack the education or experience in the chosen field. Think of it this way, if you lack the education, how do you know that your employees are being honest with you and not pulling the proverbial wool over your eyes? Not to mention, in any health care related field, you will probably receive reimbursement for your services by third party payers. If you lack experience dealing with these third party payers how do you know they are paying you correctly?

You have a good entrepreneurial idea but you will at the very least need some experienced employees that are trustworthy.

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carter01 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM (Answer #2)

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Yes this possible. firstly you need a Physical therapy degree to understand this program and its skills. Secondly, you need someone to help you to understand the basic of this industry. for this you must find someone how already who is already in the business.onsult the "American Physical Therapy Association" Web site to learn more about physical therapy businesses and their practitioners.

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