Growing the Physical Therapy Practice
With higher incidences of obesity, an aging population in the U.S., and the need to address pain management, more Americans turn to physical therapists to ease their recovery.
Outpatient rehabilitation clinics effectively meet consumers’ demand for more skilled physical therapists and thus growth in physical therapy rehabilitation centers is happening across the country.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapists and demand for physical therapy services took a nosedive, hurting both patients requiring physical rehabilitation services and the many smaller physical therapy clinics nationwide.
Telehealth was an option; however, many patients stayed away from this type of therapy, opting to attempt personal rehabilitation at home. Today, more than ½ of the U.S. physical therapy centers provide some form of telehealth and virtual care. This provides the center an opportunity to serve homebound individuals, particularly the elderly or those with disability.