Working together to promote and protect independent physical and occupational therapy.
Independent Practicing Physical Therapists (IPPT) was created by, and its membership is comprised of, independently practicing physical and occupational therapists who are driven to improve their private practice through the sharing of information with peers.
In the early 1980’s a group of like-minded entrepreneurial physical therapists felt as if the particular needs of the practice-owning therapist were not being addressed effectively within the state Physical Therapy Association. IPPT was formed by an initial group of around a dozen clinic-owning physical therapists to fill this gap. The initial meetings consisted of just the clinic owners and covered business-related issues ranging from billing and insurance companies to employee benefits and hiring concerns. IPPT was, and is, about providing a supportive atmosphere for clinic-owning physical therapists – a collegial gathering where lessons learned could be shared and assistance provided.
IPPT has grown from these informal biannual gatherings to a formalized annual meeting in Asheville, NC. While intra-member interaction is still the cornerstone of IPPT, outside speakers are also brought in to provide expert information on areas of need. IPPT has tripled in size from those first gatherings, now welcoming physical and occupational therapists, as well as their support staff, from NC, SC and GA.
For a personal history of IPPT, please check out IPPT History By Bob Madtes.
- Practice must be owned by a physical or occupational therapist
- Owner/representative of the practice must be a currently licensed (or retired) physical or occupational therapist in NC, SC or GA
- No “referral for profit” arrangements or any agreements designed to hide “referral for profit’ arrangements (see membership agreement for details)
Benefits of Membership
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Our Member Practices
Schuster Physical Therapy
Tracy-Lynn and Greg Schuster
IPPT In Action
The IPPT meets each January at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The two-day meeting includes speakers, sessions on business and practice-related matters, as well as social and networking events.
The next annual meeting will be held January 14th through January 16th, 2022. Conference information can be found here – IPPT Registration 2022
If you would like to attend, please complete our registration form here.