30 episodes

Next Level Occupational Therapy is on a mission to help as many OT professionals as possible start their own business and/or to LEVEL UP their current practice.

NEXT LEVEL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Kara Welke

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Next Level Occupational Therapy is on a mission to help as many OT professionals as possible start their own business and/or to LEVEL UP their current practice.

    6 Figure Mobile Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice in 7 months during COVID

    6 Figure Mobile Physical and Occupational Therapy Practice in 7 months during COVID

    Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Carly Rimes Occupational Therapist. She joined our Therapy Business Builder Program in January of 2020 and it has been such a pleasure watching her start and grow such an amazing business. She has been an OT for 4 years and worked in home health and SNFs. After going through radiation for a brain tumor in grad school she quickly fell into a neurological focus. 



    She was hired by a local physicians group to help revamp their treatment for neurological patients, especially home health. PDGM was then announced and greatly changed the treatment those patients would be receiving. So she then started looking into options of how these patients were going to continue to receive the services they need and stumbled upon Mobile Outpatient as an option. She officially launched her business (Mobile Rehab, in Naples FL) in March 2020 with 1 PT and herself. Currently, they have 3 PRN PTs, 2 PRN OTs including Carly, and an administrative assistant. On November 26, she finalized her 1000 notes. And up until then, it was mostly just her and one PT. Just to put that into perspective if she only received $100 per visit, that is 100,000 in 7 months all during COVID.


    How amazing is that!!!



    Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home

    Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries

    This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground up. https://www.nextlevelot.com/therapybusinessbuilderprograms

    • 38 min
    Pivot, Adapt, and Invest

    Pivot, Adapt, and Invest

    Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Chelsea Maziarz MS, OTR/L



    Chelsea discusses the importance of pivoting in her new business once COVID hit and how she needed to adapt and invest in order to take her business to the Next Level. She invested in the Therapy Business Builder Program which allowed her to make that pivot and take her business earnings over 100,000 in less than one year. Along with the investment, Chelsea shares other key tips that helped her along the way.



    Chelsea started her career as an occupational therapist over seven years ago after graduating with her Master's in Science, Occupational Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Initially, her career was focused on acute care with a dedication to the ICU, then moving on to home care services with specialties in geriatrics and cognitive rehabilitation.



    Chelsea has a husband, Andrew, and two young children. She is a Rhode Island native, born and raised, with a strong dedication to serving her local community. Chelsea started her practice at the end of 2019 with the idea of building better quality therapy options for at-risk populations. Initially, the practice was directed at home care therapy through contract work and private consulting for agencies. However, she is determined to bring new, innovative, and quality projects to her clients including wellness programming, pediatrics, mobile outpatient, and private consulting for assisted living facilities.



    Much of Chelsea's drive and passion for her patients stems from her role as a mother. Chelsea has a son with complex medical needs who have required therapy since birth. She understands the complex nature of the health care system and what it takes to advocate for her clients. This is evident through her dedication to quality initiatives.



    Currently, Chelsea is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Concordia University of Chicago and is also a professor at Worcester State University in the Occupational Therapy program.



    Please feel free to reach out with any questions about her programs as you can contact her directly at chelsea.maziarz@superioroutcomesllc.com

    Fall Guard: An evidenced-based fall prevention and investigation program.
    Website: https://superioroutcomesllc.com/fall-guard

    Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home

    Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries

    This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground up. https://www.nextlevelot.com/therapybusinessbuilder2020

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How a mobile clinic that serves people across the lifespan was up and running quickly!

    How a mobile clinic that serves people across the lifespan was up and running quickly!

    Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Megan Dooley is the owner of Innovative Therapy Solutions & and Consulting LLC which is a mobile clinic that serves people across the lifespan. She is currently working full-time at the University of Mary as an assistant professor in the OTD program. 



    She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary, and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is a Certified Living in Place Professional, LSVT Big certified, and Hippotherapy certified. Her passions include working with individuals with neurological conditions, home modifications, and leading groups
    related to health and wellness for people with chronic illnesses. 



    Prior to teaching, She worked in a free-standing inpatient hospital and was the clinical coordinator at BraveHearts Therapeutic & and Educational Center in Illinois where she assisted in managing the Hippotherapy clinic and treated clients a few days a week. She has done research with individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers for 4 years and has recently started a research project on the impact a pro bono
    the clinic has on students. 



    She is extremely passionate about occupational therapy, she is a life-long learner, and she enjoys working with clients of all ages. She currently lives in Mandan, ND, and loves the outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and has a passion for coaching volleyball.



    Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home

    Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries

    This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground up. https://www.nextlevelot.com/therapybusinessbuilder2020

    • 33 min
    My Personal Journey as an Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur

    My Personal Journey as an Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur

    Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform talks about recent events and her journey as an Occupational Therapy Entrepreneur. Be sure to listen to her top 5 tips!

    Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home

    Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries

    This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground up. https://www.nextlevelot.com/therapybusinessbuilder2020

    • 33 min
    Healthcare Professionals Serving Other Healthcare Professionals

    Healthcare Professionals Serving Other Healthcare Professionals

    Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform Interviews Jenny Gill, Courtney Smith, Emily Jenkins Lieberman, and Cynthia Drown during a Facebook live in the Side Gigs and Alternative Opportunities group and we decided to share it on the Next Level Podcast.
    Info on these four amazing Entrepreneurs.



    Jenny: I’m an OTR and a copywriter. I have my own business, Jenny Gill Copywriting, LLC Copywriting uses a variety of skills including: understanding search engine optimization, conversational writing, formatting, strategy, and psychology to help grow relationships and promote products/services related to rehabilitation.

    Email: jen@jennygillcopywriting.com
    My website is www.jennygillcopywriting.com
    Facebook page: @OT Copywriting for Rehabilitation Entrepreneurs



    Courtney: I'm a PT, OT, turned Virtual Assistant and owner of The Office on Call, LLC. Our purpose is to empower healthcare and wellness-related entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by providing remote admin and marketing support on the back-end.

    Shortlist of the tasks I can take off your plate:
    📷 Inbox Management
    📷 Email Marketing
    📷 Social Media Management
    📷 Calendar Management
    📷 Copywriting & Proofreading
    📷 EMR Setup & Integration
    Learn more at www.TheOfficeOnCall.com



    Cynthia: I’m a physical therapist and microbiologist by training turned copywriter/digital ad specialist. I specialize in sales copywriting in the form of email marketing and digital ad creation.

    Contact Info:cynthia@cynthiadrown.com; Website cynthiadrown.com



    Emily, Systems Consultant
    I help practice owners and therapist entrepreneurs optimize their processes and technical systems so that they can stress less, access the key metrics they need, and focus their brilliance on business strategy rather than operational bottlenecks.

    Some examples of ways to work with me:
    📷 Streamlining workflows to eliminate, automate, and delegate repeatable tasks.

    📷 Auditing your apps, services, and tech platforms; setting up advanced features and integrations.

    Set up a free discovery call at calendly.com/emjlieberman.



    Check out our Digital Income School+Next Level OT Product ... https://www.nextlevelot.com/digital-income-school

    Side Gigs and Alternative Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthcarealternativeopportunities/

    Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home

    Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries

    This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground up. https://www.nextlevelot.com/therapybusinessbuilder2020

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Creating a Home Safety and Modification Business using multiple payer sources such as Medicare B, Workman's Comp, Grants, and Private Pay

    Creating a Home Safety and Modification Business using multiple payer sources such as Medicare B, Workman's Comp, Grants, and Private Pay

    Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L, CLT creator of the Next Level Occupational Therapy platform interviews Sue Doyle Ph.D. OTR/L CFE CAPS. Sue has been an occupational therapist for more than 38 years. Sue was trained in Australia as an occupational therapist and opened her first private practice specializing in both pediatrics and adult rehab in the early 1980s. 



    Her experience is across a broad area of occupational therapy practice and includes more than 11 years in academia teaching both adult and pediatric treatment courses, neuroscience, and research. Sue has written several chapters in occupational therapy textbooks, presented at multiple conferences including as part of AOTA's Stroke Specialty Conference team, and has multiple international peer-reviewed publications. Her research areas have included evidence-based practice, therapists' decision making, and clinical reasoning, and sensory impairments after stroke. She also was involved in establishment and management free clinics for students at two universities. 



    Sue believes in giving back to her local community and has been involved in many ways to improve the health and wellness of others. Since 2009 she has been involved with Battle Ground HealthCare, a free comprehensive medical clinic that provides medical, dental, rehabilitation, and vision services to those who are uninsured and underinsured in the Southwest Washington region. She has served in various positions as a founding board member, rehabilitation services coordinator, chronic pain program coordinator, grant writer, and director of operations for the free clinic. Sue also was involved in running free clinics for students at two universities, providing opportunities for student learning, and also providing practical demonstrations on how to give back to the community. 



    Over the last year, Sue has worked on developing her private practice serving adults in their homes and her clinic, which she started in 2016. Her practice includes stroke survivors, aging in place and home safety, and contracts with the Developmental Disability Administration and Area Agency on Aging. When not working Sue enjoys spending time with her family, including her two grandchildren, hiking and being outdoors cooking, and gardening. Sue and her husband are currently building their new barrier-free accessible home in the beautiful pacific northwest.



    Check out our Next Level website for a FREE Start-Up Checklist and Business Plan and to join our FREE Next Level OT FB group, plus lots more: https://www.nextlevelot.com/home

    Become an OT Visionary! https://www.nextlevelot.com/nextlevelotvisionaries

    This Podcast is sponsored by our Therapy Business Builder program, where we help healthcare professionals start their own business from the ground up. https://www.nextlevelot.com/therapybusinessbuilder2020

    Check out the Home Safety and Modification Business Program here: https://www.nextlevelot.com/homemodificationbusiness

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