Physio business coaches – am I really any different?

So how am I different from all of the other Physio business coaches?   Early in my business career I was coached by some of Australia’s best and most prominent physio business coaches.   Most of the physio business coaches in Australia focus on 2 things – marketing, and systems.   These are generally the…

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The good old New Year’s Resolution – why some people achieve them and some people don’t

Ah, this time of year. Brings out all the clichés in the world.   Have you seen all of the Facebook memes with thousands of people flocking to the gym, the gym owners must be licking their lips.   The art of the new year’s resolution. I hate it.   Some typical new years’ resolutions:…

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5+ year clinic owners – why the answer to your business challenges is not more new patients

I am talking to you in this blog if you have owned your clinic more than 5 years. Less than 5 years ownership? Still relevant, but definitely not as relevant as to the experienced clinic owner.   Let’s start with a situation that we as physios who own clinic are all too familiar with.  …

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Who do you need to be? The benefits of mentorship

There is only one true regret I have in my 14 years as a clinic owner.   I mean of course I have made literally thousands of mistakes, but when I look back at them I don’t regret any of them, because I learned from them.   I want to tell you about my first…

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Here’s what to do when a team member leaves

I want to give you a hint – this article is based on the old adage “don’t shut the gate after the horse has bolted”. Most of us clinic owners have had the generally unpleasant experience of having a valued physio leave our clinic. Sometimes this happens suddenly, sometimes with the benefit of hindsight you…

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The one little document that helps you get more out of your team

The one little document that helps you get more out of your team   I remember the incident like it was yesterday.   The first receptionist I ever hired almost 10 year ago now was like a mother to me. I knew her from my first clinic, when I operated from one room in a…

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The death of clinical judgment? (another rather opinionated blog by me)

I don’t write many clinical blogs.   Frankly, I don’t even know if I should be writing this blog. In fact I am looking over my shoulder right now. As I write I feel pangs of guilt, shame, and even sometimes anger.   This blog is a response to a year’ s worth of interactions…

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Physio Wanted

Wanted – ordinary physio for ordinary clinic   First name surname physio clinic is seeking a completely ordinary private practice physio for a musculoskeletal position we have vacant at our clinic.   You don’t need to know anything about private practice physio or business for this role, which is fine because we will take just…

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Overservicing – that dirty word that scares even the best of physios!

Overservicing – my thoughts.   So Physio originated a bit over 100 years ago as a service to help people with polio get moving again. I wasn’t there but I presume the treatment was intensive, over a reasonably long period of time, and got much better results than the status quo at the time of…

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A Father’s Day Blog – If you’re not going to build an awesome business for you, at least do it for your kids

I’m sitting here writing this blog while my wife and 4 month old baby son are asleep. It is a Friday and I have been home with them since 2pm. Every day since my son James was born I have had a goal – to spend 3 hours of his waking time each day with…

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