Clinic Startup Incubator

Impel’s PT Incubator Program gives fellowship-trained, residency-trained, and highly experienced Physical Therapists the information and resources they need to start and successfully run their own PT clinics.

Program Content

  • How physical therapy businesses work and run
  • How to find and attract patients and physician referrals
  • How to profitably manage clinic finances
  • How to recruit and hire clinical and non-clinical staff
  • How to operate the clinic front office and train staff
  • How to support and manage clinical staff
  • How to accept patient insurance and navigate insurance requirements
  • How to navigate and negotiate contracts

What does the program include?

  • Full-time employment throughout the program
  • Lectures
  • Business Planning
  • Functional Skills Workshops


Selected program graduates receive:

  • Introductions to potential seed funding sources and lenders
  • Business formation and startup support from program coordinators
  • Ongoing operational, marketing, financial and strategic support

Qualified applicants will be selected for an interview

    Qualified applicants are:
    Fellowship/Residency trained OR have 10+ years practicing physical therapy in an outpatient setting;

    Desirable qualities in an applicant include:

    • Ability (or willingness to learn) to lead others and help them grow
    • Mastery of physical therapy skills, patient care, and patient interaction
    • Desire to learn and experiment

    Program Timeline

    2024 – Application & Onboarding

    June 3rd – Applications Opens
    September 30th – Applications Close
    October 15thFinal Acceptance Notifications
    October 30thEnrollment and Licensing
    October through December –  Insurance Credentialing

    2025 – PT Incubator Program

    January 7th – Program Start
    September – Business Plan Presentation
    November through December – Start-up Workshops
    December 17th – Graduation

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    • Courses, program length, timing, and more
    • How our in-clinic operational download works
    • Resources that are available to our graduates


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