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Practice physiotherapy from your home

When going into private practice, physiotherapists have a number of options to consider. Setting up your own home based practice is a great alternative as it allows you to work at the comfort of your own home. With a home-based physiotherapy clinic, you can enjoy some great cost savings and many other advantages.

Some of the advantages include:
  • Your clinic's on your doorstep
  • No commute to work
  • The ability to work your own hours
  • No additional leases to pay
  • Working at home is more flexible
  • It's a great way to see patients in off-hours, for example in the evenings
  • There are no additional utility bills.
  • It's perhaps the only option for physiotherapy practices located in smaller areas.
You may initially be thinking that a home-based physiotherapy practice is nowhere near as professional as your own dedicated clinic, the fact is that it's easier than you think to create a professional experience that's just as good. While there are disadvantages as well, if you market correctly – you don't stand to lose anything.

With the low operating costs of a home-based physiotherapy clinic, you stand to gain a lot of benefits. However, it's not for everyone so before you take the plunge take a look at some of the disadvantages:
  • Your home will become one room smaller.
  • You may find it hard to 'stop' work.
  • It can be difficult to give clients and family members privacy from each other
  • You may feel distracted by family or friends
  • It can be isolating
Looking at the drawbacks, you need to consider whether a home based practice is for you. Many successful examples of home based physiotherapy practices are practices which have went some way to ensure that even though the clinics based at a home, it's still a 'separate' business entity.

To help you with your home based physiotherapy practice, Physio123 has some valuable advice.

Separate your home from your practice

If at all possible separate your home from the practice by either converting your garage or using a basement or some other room or building that can have separate entry and exit doors so that you can ensure home life and work life don't get mixed up. The benefits are that it ensures confidentiality for your clients and it's a great deal more professional than bringing customers into your main living area. It also means that you can create an atmosphere specifically for work – and focus solely on the treating of your clients.

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