The physician-owned physical therapy department.

  • Paul Duxbury
  • Published 2008 in The Orthopedic clinics of North America


As the trend toward shrinking reimbursement for physician services continues, an internal physical therapy clinic providing high-quality care and a source of additional revenue presents an attractive opportunity. Internalization of physical therapy services within the clinic as either an off-site or on-site entity can assure patient access to the highest quality of rehabilitation services under the group's supervision and direction. It will contribute positively to creating patient loyalty to and confidence in their physician and physical therapist. This article discusses the issues that are important to address in creating a physician-owned physical therapy department.

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@article{Duxbury2008ThePP, title={The physician-owned physical therapy department.}, author={Paul Duxbury}, journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America}, year={2008}, volume={39 1}, pages={49-53, vi-vii} }