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By Emma Shapiro
Therapists On Fire is a podcast that aims to share and unite healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs and those on the path to financial independence. Learn how to start your own tele health or solo practice, become an author, create courses, and so much more!
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Create Your Own Continuing Education Course And How To Market To Major CEU Providers
This the best podcast episode you'll listen to on how to create a continuing education course, why you should look to working with CEU providers instead, how to connect with CEU providers and so many more tips! Thank you to the amazing and talented Erika del Pozo MOT, OTR/L and Michael T Frasso PT from JoyEnergyTime for their guest appearance! For show notes and links, go to
March 4, 2019
How to leave clinical care and create a online buisness helping PT's pass the NPTE!
How To Create An Online Buisness Helping PTs' And Leave Your Physical Therapy Clinical Career Behind! Will Crane is a physical therapist who is now a full time online course creator! He helps physical therapists and PT assistants pass their respective tests become PT's and PTA's. He has been able to leave clinical care, although he does keep his skills sharp with the occasional per diem position, and has 10 PT's employed under him helping him run PT Final Exam.  For show notes, you can go to!
February 19, 2019
How to overcome healthcare and physical therapy burnout! And get your facility to actually change!
Learn from TaVona Denise, a physical therapist, life and buisness coach, how to overcome your PT burnout. She has found a way to break through the glass ceiling and get facilities to listen to her strategies to improve workplace burnout! In this episode, you'll learn how you can do the same at your work! For show notes, you can go to!
February 18, 2019
How to become a health coach and can you really leave clinical work to pursue coaching full time?
Brad Cooper (MSPT, ATC, MBA, MTC, CWC) and Suzanna Cooper are a PT and OT couple that have been teaching therapists how to become health coaches since 2011! In this episode, Brad shares his journey to creating his health coaching school, Catalyst Coaching Institute, and dives deep to answer all the pressing questions you may have about health coaching! He goes over how to become a health coach, the various certifications, how to know if you need the CWC certification, can you really leave your job to become a health coach full time, and how to actually grow your health coaching practice! For show notes and bonuses, go to!
February 11, 2019
Ep 13 How To Start Your Own Physical Therapy Practice As A New Graduate
Before even graduating, Erwin knew he wanted to start his own PT practice (Match Fit Performance), and in just 5 years, he was able to swiftly and successfully do this the competitive New York market! In this episode, he shares his exact goals, the steps he performed to be able to successfully start his practice as a PT new grad, and how he scaled his buisness in to a thriving private practice that has even trained pro athletes! Even more importantly, he also talks about how to create a buisness as a new graduate that is going to allow for flexibility, time with family, career growth, and avoid burnout! To read more, go to
January 28, 2019
Ep 12 How to Start Your Own Online T-shirt and Clothing Store!
Vanessa Rigaud MSOT, shares how she created her online clothing buisness with literally no costs! How? She uses Amazon, the largest online platform, to host her clothing buisness, to reach people, and for purchases. It took only a matter of minutes to start this buisness and little risk in investment. In the podcast she covers: 1. Why she chose Amazon 2. How to create her designs 3. How to market and get T-shirt sales without a website, using Instagram and more!! For more information and details, you can get the show notes at
January 8, 2019
Standout with Service and Digital Assets As a Practice Owner
Dr. Jeremy Sutton PT,DPT is a private practice owner. To help him stand out in his local market, he has created a series of digital assets including a book, an online course, and a podcast. These assets are helping him connect with other healthcare practitioners and as result, help him grow his referral rate. These assets are also helping him grow his authority to serve more patients and stand out compared to other rehabilitation practices. For resources and show notes go to!
December 4, 2018
Start Your Online Side Hustle Through Blogging!
Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP, is an expert travel speech therapist who after finding a lack of guidance in traveling, and wanting more support, created an amazing Facebook Group called Travel Therapy Therapists and the website The Traveling Traveler. In just a few years, she has been able to dramatically grow her Facebook group organically and earn significant income from her associated blog! Learn more details inside the episode! For the show notes and links to resources, you can go to
November 11, 2018
Create A Location Independent Lifestyle With Tele-Therapy!
Ep 9: Tracey Davis MOT, OTR/L discusses how to start a tele-health practice with a very low investment, how to find tele health patients as well as how to branch into consulting and gain consulting clients. Tracey is the owner of Global Therapy Consultants. GTC was originally founded as a resource for traveling families needing support for their children with special needs. This has now expanded to include consultations for adoptive parents, education for teachers, families, and groups on topics such as dyslexia, mental health in children, and fundamentals of development. For more information on Tracey and show notes for this episode, visit: Or Join the Therapists On Fire FB page here:
October 30, 2018
Why is everyone leaving healthcare?
Episode 8: Burnout! Where is our profession going and why is everyone leaving? I discuss this and more with Dr. Donna Lampke! She is the expert in helping others get hired any where by creating the perfect resume and cover letter! Donna has made many free resume and cover letter resources for therapists and you can check them out at her website.  For more information on Donna, the video of our podcast, and show notes for this episode, visit:
September 22, 2018
Episode 7 Crush $200,000 in Student Loans With Travel PT!
This podcast is about how traveling physical therapy is the number one way to conquer your student loans and how you can beat your loans in just 3 years! Stephen and his wife, Ellen, run the website PT Adventures, which is a site all about their journey as traveling physical therapists, and they are sharing their story today of how they paid off over $200,000 in student loans with travel PT while also still having a life! Special Bonus: PT Adventures created a course to help you negotiate better and earn the salary you deserve as a PT! This is the link to their course page and if you use the code "dfpt20" you can get 20% off of their course. Just $1.00 extra an hour is over $2000 a year so investing a little today should pay dividends in the future!  For show notes with links to the PT Adventures Elite Course and for the show notes, key points and resources go to
August 14, 2018
Episode 6 How to become a canine physical therapist!
Episode 6: Francisco Maia is the owner of a mobile and cash based canine physical therapy practice. In this episode, Francisco discusses how to become a canine PT, the different courses that are required, how to start a cash based mobile canine PT business, and how to get equal wages as a canine PT compared to human physical therapists. For more information and show notes go to
August 4, 2018
Episode 5 Building a niche cash based practice!
Episode 5: Dr. Kimberley Bell has revolutionized how to treat vestibular and balance disorders by creating The Bell Method. After discovering how mismanaged the care of so many patients with balance and vestibular problems was, she decided to open up her own cash based vestibular niche physical therapy clinic!  This episode is about creating cash based practices, and specifically niche practices to really help your practice stand out! Kimberley walks us through how she was inspired to start her cash based practice, the challenges she faced, and how she creates a natural funnel to get patients in the door. I encourage you to listen all the way to the end, as she gives a very detailed explanation of  the exact technology she uses as well as the team she hired to make sure she is covered legally as well as to help her grow to her fullest potential.  For in-depth show notes:
July 31, 2018
Episode 4 Start a tele-pediatric clinic with Heather Denman!
Episode 4: After 20 plus years a pediatric physical therapist, Heather M. Denman MPT, cTMR is taking a leap and creating her own tele-health pediatric physical therapy practice called Abilibee Therapy: Unique Therapy For Unique Kids! This episode is about creating tele-health practices and changing peoples lives through an incredible technique called Total Motion Release(TMR)! Heather walks us through how she was inspired to start her tele-health practice, the challenges she faced, and how she is making amazing impact in her patients lives through Total Motion Release. I encourage you to listen all the way to the end, as she dives deep and gives a very detailed explanation of how you can use this technique in your practice today! THERAPISTS ON FIRE Podcast Show Notes at
July 18, 2018
Episode 3 Transforming one idea into a buisness!
Episode 3: Dr. Mike Chua Founder of and Author of MisUnderstanding Dementia discusses the following: -How to create a buisness out of just one idea -Becoming a Facebook live expert -How to scale your buisness using virtual assistants -How to correctly hire a virtual assistant For 50% off of his understanding dementia course, use the code "fire". First 50 listeners only so hurry!! For more information and show notes:
June 14, 2018
Episode 2: Network with anyone and find your hidden talent!
Episode 2 interviews Dr. Jennifer Palmer PT,DPT and the Founder of Global PT Connect. Global PT connects physical therapists around the globe to help understand what it is like to be a PT in other parts of the world. Learn how she manages working full time while growing her business, how to network with people across the globe, and instagram tactics to create a family of supporters. For more information on Jennifer go to: To find the show notes with time stamps, key take aways, resources and special offers go to
May 23, 2018
Episode 1: Discover your non-clincal passion!
Episode 1 interviews Dr. Meredith Castin PT, DPT the founder of The Non-Clinical Physical Therapist and Co-Founder of New Grad Physical Therapy. This episode is about discovering your nonclinical passion and making it happen! Meredith walks us through how she used 1 blog post to reach 400,000 readers and launch her non clinical business. She even shares in depth SEO tips, tools and several recommended non clinical positions that you’ll love to learn about. Wanting to know how to graduate debt free from PT school, stay tuned to the very end where she walks us through her strategy to graduate with no debt! Use code: debtfreept for 20% off of anything on her site For show notes with time stamps, key take aways, and links to offers and tools mentioned go to
May 23, 2018