"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Monday, October 29, 2007

HealthSouth Sells Physical Therapy

For those who didn't see my article in the October 2007 Physical Therapy Products Online here is the link to Stay Small and Make Big Profits.

The day the article ran I got an e-mail from a former Vice President of Operations at HealthSouth who took issue with my analysis.

He said it was incomplete.

What I couldn't know from studying the 2007 HealthSouth Annual Report was that the firm couldn't hold onto talented, ethical therapists. He said physical therapists were leaving in droves and the ones that remained couldn't compete with the smart, tough local independent physical therapists.

He said he had opened his own clinic and was competing successfully against his former employer.

He had become one of us.

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Tim Richardson, PT owns a private practice at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc in Palmetto, Florida. The clinic website is at MedicalArtsRehab.com.

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Tim has implemented a computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system in his clinic since 2006 that serves as a Reminder, Alerting, Prompting and Predicting CDS using evidence-based tests and measures.

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