Here is the physical therapy management book you have been looking for. Written in an engaging experiential style, this three-part text will prepare you to effectively manage your responsibilities as a therapist and to take your first steps as a manager. You'll begin with a brief, yet broad foundation of basic management theories and an overview of the U.S. health care system. Section 2 addresses the major responsibilities of all physical therapist managers in all settings of practice. Section 3 devotes a chapter to each of the practice setting and addresses the unique managerial challenges found in each. This title features a model for strategic planning which encourages and provides guidelines for managerial decision-making skills. It presents a practical, step-by-step feasibility study that can be built upon to create a business plan. It addresses all of the management expectations identified in CAPTE The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and Normative Model for Physical Therapy Education. It devotes separate chapters to each physical therapy practice setting - unique to this book. It includes learning activities, managerial decision-making exercises, side bars, and web links.