Interview with Cash-Based Physical Therapist Ann Wendel

I had the honor and pleasure to interview Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT.

Ann Wendel Cash Based Physical TherapistAnn owns and operates Prana Physical Therapy in Alexandria, VA which is a 100% cash based physical therapy practice. She has a very active online presence including her personal blog, Linkedin, and Twitter. She also writes monthly columns for BossFit Magazine, GirlsGoneStrong, & WebPT and has recently started writing for Medbridge. She just finished a cash based seminar with Gawenda Seminars and consults with business owners who want to start cash based physical therapy practices.

During this 35 minute interview, Ann shares her thoughts and insights about her practice, her treatment philosophy, listening to patients, Direct Access, why she is such a prolific writer, her biggest regret and the single most important thing she has done to help her practice.

Tweet: What's the single most important thing you can do to grow your practice? @pranaPT knows #CashPT #BizPT

You can also read more of Ann’s work at:


BossFit Magazine

Q&A article for GirlsGoneStrong

WebPT Blog



About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Aaron LeBauer PT, DPT, LMBT started a 100% cash based physical therapy practice right after graduation. He's on a mission to save 100 million people from unnecessary surgery & enjoys helping passionate therapists build successful businesses without relying on insurance.


  • Jesse Resari

    Reply Reply April 2, 2014

    Thank you Aaron and Ann for this great interview. Very informative. Exactly what I need as I continue to learn the ins and outs of cash-based practice. I took the leap and recently opened my own practice (~5 weeks). So far, very slow which is a bit daunting to be honest:)

    • Aaron LeBauer

      Reply Reply April 2, 2014

      Congratulations on your new practice!
      Thanks also for your comment. Keep hustling and working on your practice and getting out in front of people and it will continue to grow.

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