CE Article: Opening a Private Practice in Occupational Therapy
CE Article: Opening a Private Practice in Occupational Therapy
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SKU: CEA0418


Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2018

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview

Ellen Hudgins, OTD, OTR/L

President, Progressive Therapy

Farmville, VA


Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA


Mary Walsh-Sterup, OTR/L, CHT

Owner/Partner, Central Nebraska Rehabilitation Services

Hastings, Nebraska


Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)



Have you ever dreamed of opening your own practice? Maybe you’ve pondered being in control of your own destiny. This article aims to provide helpful tips and strategies for opening a private practice, from creating a mission statement and doing business planning, to marketing to customers and monitoring key financial metrics.

­­­Learning Objectives

1. Outline the steps involved in establishing a business plan

2. Identify the principles of space planning and design for planning the structure of a clinic

3. Identify steps required to complete a solid marketing plan

4. Use metrics to establish a successful and sustainable occupational therapy practice


Learning Level: Intermediate


Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants


Content Focus: Professional Issues


Reference Information:

Hudgins, Ellen, OTD, OTR/L; Stover, Alyson, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP; Walsh-Sterup, Mary, OTR/L, CHT (CEA April 2018) Opening a Private Practice in Occupational Therapy