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About IPPT

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.

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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.

Membership Requirements:

  • 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

Information

Leverage the shared experiences of other private practicing therapists

Networking

Get connected with other independent practices throughout the region

Annual Meeting

A two-day annual meeting to learn from speakers and exchange information

Interested in becoming a member of IPPT?

If you would like to be a part of promoting and improving independent physical and occupational therapy practice in NC,SC and GA, contact us – or download our membership agreement today!

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Our Member Practices

Visit the websites of our member practices to learn more about the quality, independent physical and occupational therapy they are able to provide you!

Aberdeen Physical Therapy & Wellness

Rick and Terry Young

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Allied Rehab

Theresa Hale

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Asheville Family Fitness

Damon Rouse

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Aware Physical Therapy

Robert Zoubek and Kevin Cleary

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Axis Physical Therapy

Leanne Burns

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Back In Action Physical Therapy

Kristal and Jeff Nelson

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Black Mountain Physical Therapy

Clifford Shulman

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BreakThrough Physical Therapy

Jeff Hathaway

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Chandler Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab

Jeff Chandler

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Eileen Riehman, PT

Eileen Riehman

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FIT Physical Therapy

Ellen Roeber

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Grace Physical Therapy & Pelvic Health

Erika Grace

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Joints In Motion Physical Therapy and Wellness

Adam Smith

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Advance Physical Therapy

Susan Henning

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Lifestyle Physical Therapy

Karen Shuler

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Mountain Physical Therapy

Cherisse Sansone

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Oak Ridge Physical Therapy

Andy Michels

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Peak Physical Therapy

Adam Bridges

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Perfect Balance Physical Therapy

Dawn Rouse

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Physical Therapy Services Of Wilmington

Russ Simmerman

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Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness

Christopher Taylor

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PT By The Sea

Theresa Kramer

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RAN

Louise Yurko

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Roper Physical Therapy

Christine Roper

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Schuster Physical Therapy

Tracy-Lynn and Greg Schuster

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Skyland Physical Therapy

Melinda Halford

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St George Physical Therapy

Rick and Virginia St George

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Therapy Center Of Cedar Point

James Tracy

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WorkSmart Solutions

Jennie Maness

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IPPT In Action

Take a look through our gallery of IPPT practitioners in action

Annual Meeting

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.

Information on the 2021 Meeting will be posted as soon as it is available

Thank You To Our Sponsor This Year, Superior Medical Equipment
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Contact Us

We would be glad to provide you with any information you would like about IPPT membership or activities. Please, drop us a line!

IPPT Chair

Karen S Shuler PT, DPT

Email

info@independentpts.com