FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Named Top Franchise for Veterans and Most Innovative Franchise

Author: Lauren Turner/Mainland


FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, the country’s fastest-growing physical therapy franchise with more than 550 open centers nationwide, has been recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Top Franchise for Veterans and the Most Innovative Franchise. With streamlined processes and an emphasis on wellness, many former service members find FYZICAL is a perfect fit for their entrepreneurial passions.

“As a veteran, I understand the valuable skills and experiences that are gained during service,” explained Brian Belmont, CEO of FYZICAL. “One of the most crucial aspects of military service is the ability to follow proven processes and commit to a plan. These skills enable veterans to succeed in franchising after retirement.”

As FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers has grown, it has built a proven business model that allows dedicated franchise owners to invest, embrace protocols and hit the ground running.

“As someone with military experience, if you give me a regulation, I can implement it!” said Mark Oordt, a FYZICAL franchise owner and retired Air Force Colonel. “In some ways, that’s what franchising is. You buy a proven model, and your goal as the business owner is to implement it well and lead people; that’s exactly what I did in the military.”

The physical therapy brand’s innovative techniques, including a proprietary paradigm to progress patients through their recovery from balance and vestibular disorders, create a more streamlined experience for franchise owners and their rehabilitation teams as they work to execute the strategy provided.

FYZICAL’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations and financial opportunity, and their responses played a crucial role in FYZICAL’s placement on the Franchise Business Review Most Innovative Franchises list.

“Innovation takes a lot more than just having creative ideas and solutions. It also takes execution,” said Eric Stites, founder and CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Each of the companies on our list of the Most Innovative Franchises has developed and implemented products, processes, or services that enable and sustain growth and long-term relevancy.”

In addition to its proven business model and innovative techniques, FYZICAL’s mission often aligns with veterans’ experiences and passions as well. As physical therapists work to support their patients in recovering from surgeries and improving balance, for example, they contribute to the patient's overall physical ability and wellness. This emphasis on wellness is not foreign to those with military experience.

“Certainly in the military, fitness and wellness are extremely important,” Oordt added. “We’re a community that has a great interest in those things, and it’s great to have a business opportunity that is equally focused on the wellness aspect and keeping people functional.”

To learn more about FYZICAL or to schedule an appointment at a clinic near you, visit

About FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers
Founded in 2012, FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers is a physical therapy franchise with more than 480 locations across 45 states. FYZICAL offers a medically based approach to health and wellness and offers comprehensive patient care through unique balance protocols and healthy lifestyle products and services. FYZICAL is a champion of patient choice and direct access, and a leader in the future of health, wellness and preventative care. For more information or to find the nearest location, please visit

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