INDEPENDENT SINCE 2008
Jennifer has been working hard on taking her future into her own hands. She is diving into new adventures including canine therapy. You are going to love her story..
What is your name and discipline?
Jennifer Bellis PT
Where did you go to school and when did you graduate?
Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Graduated in 2000
When and why did you decide to go “independent”?
I have been a contract PT on/off for many years during my career. I owned a contract rehab company from 2008 to 2012. I employed 20+ therapists and loved being a business owner. I also loved the scheduling freedom that came from owning your own business. I was an independent therapist at this point. However, I was still required to follow other companies' rules/guidelines. I was also limited by the caseloads provided by the companies I contracted with. After I married, we moved multiple times in several years with my husband's job. Job hopping and taking "what I could get" was getting old. I was ready to regain control again. At the end of 2019, I decided to make some definitive moves to put me on the trajectory to being a fully independent therapist.
Job hopping and taking "what I could get" was getting old. I was ready to regain control again.
Agreed! Best reason to go independent!
What Are You Doing Now?
I currently own and operate No Boundaries Therapy and Wellness, a mobile outpatient physical and speech therapy business. I specialize in geriatrics and assisting clients to age in place. Helping the elderly to live his/her best life in their own environment. I also just completed my CCRT training - Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. My business with No Boundaries Therapy continues to grow. My canine rehab business is just getting off the ground. I have already set up a consulting / telehealth hybrid model with a prominent rehab veterinarian to place my foot firmly in the animal rehab world and continue to grow my skills.
What are your hopes/plans/dreams for the future?
I continue to contract with several home health companies. However, I am working towards the goal of becoming completely independent with my mobile outpatient business as well as my CCRT training. I have big dreams and plans. I hope to one day own an outpatient therapy/wellness clinic that serves the geriatric population. Think coffee shop / wellness classes / skilled PT services. I truly believe the wellness world is only going to grow and become more in demand. Incorporating my love for animal rehab into my human world is definitely part of the dream too...even if I haven't completely figured out what that picture looks like yet.