The BIGGEST Things to Consider when Hiring for your PT Practice

The BIGGEST Things to Consider when Hiring for your PT Practice


I always had a tough time thinking about when I was going to hire someone. I was exposed to the wrong people who said hiring people made their life worse. When I started my practice, I was told from all the physios around me that it’s wasn’t going to work. No one would pay cash for physical therapy. I always doubted that it was going to be a viable business. 

It took me five years to realize that it is working, it’s growing, it’s doing a lot for my life and consuming a lot of my time. I finally hired an administrative assistant. But I was really only able to do that once I hung around the right people and saw they’re like me. They think like me and they’re doing so much more because they’ve got people working for them. It’s a good idea to hire.

I freed up so much of my time to hire someone. I could do so much more! That’s really how I was able to grow my coaching business.

When we talk about expectations we have of our employees, we need to give them certainty and clarity for what their position entails. 

I don’t worry about what other people think about me, but I want people to realize I’m trying to help them. I don’t want you to you know think I’m being a jerk or I’m doing it for any reason other than to help you. We’re business owners and whether it’s with our team or our clients, especially as coaches, my job’s not to be nice. My job is to tell you what you need to do and tell you the truth.

When I recruit new team members, I like to create a combination of tasks that cull out people who aren’t detail-oriented. It helps me weed out people who don’t pay attention and follow directions. I don’t want a thousand messages or emails. I’ve hired some amazing employees with that method because they have to pay attention. They have to follow directions. If they can’t do either of those two things I don’t want to actually meet with them.

Be really clear about who you want and who you need to hire. One of the things that I’ve learned in the last year for my coaching business is I don’t need an executive assistant, I need a project manager. But I didn’t know that because my view of what a project manager did a year ago was something really different than what I understand now. I had hired someone to do part of that job but not really that job. Now they’re not with me. I realized that what I needed was something different, but I was looking for the wrong thing. Be okay with failing at it because sometimes you just don’t know until you try!

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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.

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