Ep. 170 – Building a Successful Physical Therapy Business with Dr. Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer, PT joins us today to discuss starting cash-based practices. The last couple of years have especially taught us that the old model of physical therapy is not effective. By begging physicians for referrals, battling with insurance companies to have our sessions covered, only to have patients slip through the cracks, we aren’t helping anyone. It certainly isn’t helping our profession. In order to actually assist patients, a different approach is required.

Aaron helps other physical therapists grow & scale their own cash practices. He is showing other physical therapists that you can help more people & earn more money. After seeing 43 patients in one day during his first clinical rotation, he knew something had to be done. After working as a massage therapist, he went on to attend PT school. Since then, he has assisted over 100 therapists in starting their own practices. 

Owning your own practice has many benefits. You should also be able to treat your patients in a way that does not leave you in fear of losing your job due to company protocol or insurance requirements. Therefore, you are able to provide the best care for your patient without having to worry about insurance guidelines. 

As we talk about the hard questions like, “How do you charge someone who is facing death in a life-or-death situation?”, I really appreciated Dr. LeBauer’s answer. “We are not doing physical therapy, we are helping the patient achieve a goal – whether it’s to live the rest of my days to the best of my ability, or just to be able to go home safely.” 

Dr. LeBauer assists other physical therapists implement the business practices of growing and scaling their cash practices through PTBizCon. The PTBizCon is a live & interactive event for physical therapy business growth taking place March 18-19, 2022.  In this 2-day live & interactive event, no matter where you are in your business, you will receive the ROADMAP that will help you build & scale your business, & take it to the next level.

In order to help our patients, we must adapt to the changing world.  PT BizCon allows us to do this. To register, go to TheOncoPT.com/ptbizcon.

About Dr. Aaron LeBauer, PT

Aaron LeBauer is the host of The CashPT Lunch Hour Podcast, The CashPT Nation Facebook group, author of The CashPT Blueprint, International Speaker and has helped 1000’s of passionate physical therapists scale their time, income and impact without relying on insurance. 

He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Massage Therapist, and Baptiste Inspired Yoga Teacher. He opened LeBauer Physical Therapy, a 100% cash-based physical therapy practice in Greensboro, NC with his wife Andra the day after he graduated from PT school in 2008. After seeing 43 patients in one day as a PT student, he knew he could not treat patients effectively in the insurance model. 

LeBauer started his 100% cash practice so he could treat patients as unique individuals and without influence by insurance reimbursement and has inspired 1000’s of others to do the same even when physicians, professors, and other physical therapists think it’s a crazy idea, unethical or will simply not work. 

He is on a mission to save 100 million people from unnecessary surgery by helping other passionate therapists succeed in business and learn how to market directly to patients. 

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