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MOTM #148: The Reality of Being a PT Entrepreneur with Dr. Natty Bandasak

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Are you thinking about going to PT school? Maybe you're worried about getting in, graduating, and then getting a job that burns you out in less than a year. If so, this is the episode for you.

You guys know that even though I'm proud as hell of being a physical therapist, I don’t love treating, which is EXACTLY why I brought on Natty. He LOVES having his own clinic, he LOVES treating patients, and he is every bit as as passionate about being in the trenches as I am about being in the digital world.

Natty went from living in a one bedroom apartment with his parents and sister, to becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy and opening his own clinic. But it wasn't easy, and it didn't happen overnight. Tune in to hear Natty's passion, Natty's story, and the realest advice for anyone considering becoming a physical therapist.

In This Episode You'll Hear:

  • Natty’s incredible backstory and how a back injury lead him to a physical therapy carreer
  • Natty’s first job out of PT school
  • Burnout after only three years of clinical practice
  • How Natty started treating out of a CrossFit box
  • Networking, grinding, and juggling jobs
  • Why Natty quit his full-time job
  • The value of going through adversity
  • Volunteering
  • Incredible marketing and networking advice
  • How Natty got is first Job
  • Going deeper with patients and clients
  • How Natty started coaching high level lifters before school
  • Eilminating pain by introducing hope
  • How you can advance in your own career and work with the highest level clients
  • What Natty’s model looks like
  • The hybrid model: accepting insurance and taking cash
  • Natty’s advice to anyone thinking of becoming a physical therapist
  • Chasing fulfillment instead of pursuing happiness
  • The More than PT Scholarship*

Links & Resources for this Episode:

Check out Danny Matta on Instagram: @dannymattapt
Connect with Natty on Instagram: @pain_jedi
Check out Natty’s clinic on Instagram: @myokinetix
Contribute to the More than PT Scholarship by buying a tank, t-shirt, or baseball tee

*How to nominate yourself or a friend for the More than PT Scholarship: Make a video on IG and tag @myokinetix or DM Natty on Instagram @myokinetix to nominate a friend*

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