Start A Therapy Practice Podcast

Julie Entwistle is an Occupational Therapist who is a partner at EntwistlePower Occupational Therapy. She has grown her practice rather organically which has made it strong and successful. Julie's practice sees somewhere around 500 clients currently.


Julie, like most private practice owners, felt a disconnect when she was "working for the man" in big industry therapy. She says the company she as working for seemed to be working for the insurance companies and not those clients they were treating. 


After maternity leave (Julie has 4 children) friends began to ask her when she was going to go into business for herself. They told her "What do you have to lose." It was a question she took seriously.


Julie realized she had nothing to lose and much to gain by going into private practice. She didn't even have to let some of her referral sources know about her thoughts, they asked her when they could refer clients. 


Her solid reputation and hard "get it done" work ethic preceded her to the point that referral sources sought her out to treat their clients. 


Here is what we cover:

  • How she manages her practice

  • Why it is important to pay attention to government legislation

  • Why it pays to be ethical and responsible

  • Why she is trying to diversify her practice

  • Where she treats clients

  • Who her referral sources are

  • How she markets her practice

  • How she uses her website to generate referrals

  • How she uses videos that she creates to market her practice

  • What types of equipment she uses

  • What software she uses for paperwork

  • What she uses to invoice her clients

Direct download: 032_Julie_Entwistle.mp3
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