55 episodes

Do you feel burned out, not appreciated, undervalued both financially & professionally? Realized working in the health industry is not all it was promised to be? Are numbers & the bottom line prioritized over your health, job satisfaction, & high quality patient care causing you to dread going into work?You want to make a non-traditional career change but face sunken tuition cost, judgment for wanting to leave a secure career in the health field, & unsure about which alternative career direction to take? But know there has to be a better work life balance.
It is ok to want a career change, maybe even one outside of your profession. You are not a bad person for wanting this & you are not alone! My name is Tanner, and I'm a physical therapist myself, on a mission to uncover and document the world of alternative non-traditional careers & income opportunities for rehab professionals (OT, COTA, PT, PTA, & SLPs). My goal is to provide a guide(s) you can follow to a career or business with more freedom, income, and fulfillment.This podcast will help you discover, learn, & gain insights by having honest authentic conversations with therapists who felt: burnout, undervalued, dreaded going to work every morning, stuck with debt, guilt for wanting to leave their career, & unable to get out of a toxic work environment.  As they share the outcomes they achieved from their alternative career transitions: built a business that allowed them to spend more time with their family, be more fulfilled, have more autonomy, & build something for themselves. Or landed a job that truly made the most of their skills with less stress & more fulfillment. Other main topics you will hear in detail are: alternative income, personal finance, side hustles, & starting your own business. What are you waiting for? You have been thinking of this change for far too long. Click play to discover the next phase of your career and develop an actionable plan to make it a reality :)

Rehab Rebels: Alternative Career Paths for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, & Speech Language Pathology Professionals Tanner Welsch DPT

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Do you feel burned out, not appreciated, undervalued both financially & professionally? Realized working in the health industry is not all it was promised to be? Are numbers & the bottom line prioritized over your health, job satisfaction, & high quality patient care causing you to dread going into work?You want to make a non-traditional career change but face sunken tuition cost, judgment for wanting to leave a secure career in the health field, & unsure about which alternative career direction to take? But know there has to be a better work life balance.
It is ok to want a career change, maybe even one outside of your profession. You are not a bad person for wanting this & you are not alone! My name is Tanner, and I'm a physical therapist myself, on a mission to uncover and document the world of alternative non-traditional careers & income opportunities for rehab professionals (OT, COTA, PT, PTA, & SLPs). My goal is to provide a guide(s) you can follow to a career or business with more freedom, income, and fulfillment.This podcast will help you discover, learn, & gain insights by having honest authentic conversations with therapists who felt: burnout, undervalued, dreaded going to work every morning, stuck with debt, guilt for wanting to leave their career, & unable to get out of a toxic work environment.  As they share the outcomes they achieved from their alternative career transitions: built a business that allowed them to spend more time with their family, be more fulfilled, have more autonomy, & build something for themselves. Or landed a job that truly made the most of their skills with less stress & more fulfillment. Other main topics you will hear in detail are: alternative income, personal finance, side hustles, & starting your own business. What are you waiting for? You have been thinking of this change for far too long. Click play to discover the next phase of your career and develop an actionable plan to make it a reality :)

    Crafting a Patient-Centered Business in Physical Therapy with Susie Gronski DPT 055

    Crafting a Patient-Centered Business in Physical Therapy with Susie Gronski DPT 055

    Send us a Text Message.#055 In a world where the traditional healthcare system often prioritizes efficiency over patient care, there emerges a narrative that challenges the status quo and shines a light on the potential of healthcare entrepreneurship. This is precisely what Susie Gronski, a urological physical therapist and sex counselor, brings to the table in this episode. She, driven by her mother's brave battle with disability and a desire for a healthcare system that prioritizes the pati...

    • 38 min
    Maximize Your Income Without Sacrificing Your Time with Ray Gorman DPT 054

    Maximize Your Income Without Sacrificing Your Time with Ray Gorman DPT 054

    Send us a Text Message.#054 Are you a coach or rehab professional who is tired of trading time for money? Ray Gorman of Engage Movement transitioned from the familiar realm of outpatient clinics to successfully running a cash practice. He started working with clients virtually in 2016 and then blended the virtual and in-person experience in 2017. Today, Ray mentors rehab professionals and coaches to integrate online services into their practices, distinguishing them from other practitioners a...

    • 41 min
    Achieve your Financial Goals Faster: Income Streams with Stephen Stockhausen DPT 053

    Achieve your Financial Goals Faster: Income Streams with Stephen Stockhausen DPT 053

    Send us a Text Message.#053 Ever felt like you've hit a professional ceiling, especially in a field as challenging as Rehab? Stephen's journey from travel physical therapy to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a tech startup will inspire you with its raw honesty and innovative thinking. Stephen's story serves as an example of how traditional roles in healthcare can often come with financial ceilings. Faced with the hard reality of insurance reimbursements dictating income potential, Stephen, al...

    • 32 min
    From Academia to Private Practice to Business Owner with Ali Arena PhD SLP 052

    From Academia to Private Practice to Business Owner with Ali Arena PhD SLP 052

    Send us a Text Message.#052 Ali Arena is a source of knowledge for anyone navigating neurodiversity, relationships, and the personal challenges that come with ADHD. In this episode, we discuss the challenges and experiences of running a therapy practice. And Ali shares her journey from academia, working at a private practice to being a business owner with her own private practice.As a person with ADHD, Ali shares her strategies for tackling time management and executive functioning issues. Fo...

    • 32 min
    From Physical Therapist to Franchise Executive and Vice President with Ian Klaes PT 051

    From Physical Therapist to Franchise Executive and Vice President with Ian Klaes PT 051

    Send us a Text Message.#051 Have you ever considered a leap into franchise ownership? That's exactly what Ian Klaes did, transforming from a fresh PT graduate to a vice president of a thriving senior care franchise. Join us as Ian shares how he got to be a franchise owner, offering inspiration and guidance for professionals considering a similar leap.The episode begins with Ian entering the professional world as a PT graduate. His first real job at a sports med clinic seemed aligned with his ...

    • 27 min
    From Physical Therapy to Real Estate Success with Lindsay Walston 050

    From Physical Therapy to Real Estate Success with Lindsay Walston 050

    Send us a Text Message.#050 Embarking on a career change is not for the faint of heart, and that's exactly why our guest for today is Lindsay Walston, whose leap from physical therapy to real estate is nothing short of inspiring. With the heart of a caretaker and the mind of a savvy investor, Lindsay shares her journey to career happiness.In this episode, we will talk about the 'sunk cost fallacy' and the courage it takes to align passion with profession. For anyone wrestling with the desire ...

    • 31 min

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Best Podcast for Rehab Professionals

I wish I had found this podcast prior to transitioning out of the rehab profession. Tanner is an incredibly insightful, gracious host that will guide you through his guest interviews in ways to create a lifestyle by design. He has such a diverse group of guests that will inspire you to think outside the box in the world of possibilities that await you.

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