Blog #1- Who Am I And Why Am I Here?

Who am I and why am I here?

Hello and thank you for reading our blog!  I thought I would start by first discussing who I am, who is PT Professionals, and why I am here writing this blog.    I am Daryl Jacobs, co-founder of PT Professionals.  I am a physical therapist who has been working in the out-patient physical therapy setting since 2001.  I am passionate about physical therapy and about providing a rehabilitation experience that is far superior to a standard physical therapy encounter.  My educational background has provided me a unique skill set that is utilized in all of our offices.  We employ highly trained and motivated individuals.  We are strong believers in ethical and transparent billing operations.  Since opening, PT Professionals has been routinely providing a service unique to this community, and we have surfaced as a front runner in the physical therapy community.

So why am I starting a blog now?  Since opening in 2007, we have been continuously refining our procedures to allow our therapists to use their skills and clinical experiences.  We have quietly treated literally thousands of individuals, and in many cases our work and clinical skill changed peoples’ lives.  I feel that it is time to let the community know how passionate we are about what we do, and that we are genuinely proud of the reputation that we have worked so hard to develop.

Some of you may remember when PT Professionals was a two person operation.  The hard work and dedication of our staff has enabled us to grow to an average of 13 employees, with projected growth in 2017.  Over the years we have loosely advertised in small publications and you may have seen our logo at small venues.  We now have several ads that run continuously in local publications, advertisements at local sports arenas, have committee representatives at local high schools and participate with many local events.   We are proud members of the Melbourne and Palm Bay Chambers of Commerce.  We also routinely support local charities and foundations.  We will continue to grow our community presence!

I feel that it is time to blog because I have learned so much since I started practicing in 2001, not just about physical therapy but also about private practice and small business success.  Over the years we have made several mistakes, but we learned from them all and improved our operations as a result.  I would like to share what I have learned through blogging, and I will speak to anyone that is willing to listen.  The profession has changed significantly since I have been a part of it, and understanding how it is changing is not as complicated as one would think.

It seems that it would make sense that every physical therapy office is the same.  It is disappointing to admit that this is most definitely not the case.  What I do know is that our office is committed to raising the industry standard.   I hope that through blogging, I can educate individuals using my clinical experience, inform the public about physical therapy, and how PT Professionals is committed to developing its reputation as a leader in private practice outpatient physical therapy.