Top 5 Physical Therapy Franchises in America

  • The physical therapy industry is projected to grow to $92.38 billion by 2030.
  • The demand for physical therapy - for all ages - is exploding in the U.S.
  • Read about America's top 5 Physical Therapy Franchises capitalizing on this incredible growth!

The physical therapy industry, currently valued at $59.4 billion, is projected to reach $128 billion in by 2032. 

Physical Therapy is a highly fragmented market with no clear industry leader. Dominant industry players own less than 21% of the total market share combined.

Demand for physical therapy services is increasing exponentially: Americans have a growing desire to live active lifestyles, and the aging population is the largest generation in history - more than 10,000 people turn 65 daily! Plus, with the critical demand for non-opioid pain relief alternatives, it's easy to see why the need for physical therapy is sharply increasing.

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If you're considering starting a healthcare business or a franchise opportunity in the healthcare space, now is the time to examine which franchise model is right for you. Here are 5 concepts that are quickly emerging as industry leaders in physical therapy franchises. 

1. Physical Therapy NOW

This franchise concept was founded by Andy Zapata in late 2003 and has 40 locations in operation in three different states. In 2020, Physical Therapy Now ranked #500 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list. They specialize in extended hours at some locations, offer patients complimentary transportation, and use occupational therapists.

2. ApexNetwork Physical Therapy

ApexNetwork had humble beginnings in Highland, Illinois, as a single location in 1997, and they adopted a franchise model in 2008. ApexNetwork is headquartered in Ballwin, Missouri, and they have 90 franchised locations in 11 states. They are a full-service physical and occupational therapy provider offering sports rehabilitation, industrial rehabilitation, and aqua therapy.

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3. FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers

FYZICAL is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and opened its first franchise location in 2013. FYZICAL stands at the forefront of the health and wellness industry as the nation's fastest-growing physical therapy franchise, boasting an extensive network of over 575 locations that span across 46 states.

Committed to a holistic approach, FYZICAL provides top-notch, personalized care plans to treat patients of all ages experiencing muscle, joint, and neurological conditions, including balance and vestibular issues. As an advocate for patient choice and direct access, FYZICAL empowers individuals to take control of their well-being to achieve optimal physical health and balance.

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FYZICAL's proprietary #1 Balance Program and Vestibular Program, two groundbreaking services only available at FYZICAL, use industry-leading fall prevention solutions such as clinical diagnosis and applied sensory mismatch theory and is the leading balance program worldwide.

FYZICAL was named the #1 Physical Therapy Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and won the Franchise Times Zor Award as the Top Brand to Buy. Additionally, FYZICAL was recently named Best Franchise Culture by Franchise Business Review. The award recognizes the top 100 franchise brands in 2024 that prioritize company culture.

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4. PT Solutions Physical Therapy

PT Solutions was founded in 2003 by Dale Yake. This brand has 280 locations throughout 22 states, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Physical therapists and occupational therapists own individual locations. They partner with private owners and with health systems.

5. U.S. Physical Therapy

This franchise was founded in 1990 and has 673 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 42 states. The company’s rapid growth is due to its number of strategic acquisitions since its inception. U.S. Physical Therapy specializes in pre and post-operative care for sports and orthopedic injuries. In addition to the franchise locations, the company manages additional PT facilities for 3rd parties – including hospital and physician groups. U.S. Physical Therapy is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Are you a physical therapist who dreams of clinic ownership but may not have the resources to get there? Check out FYZICAL's Partnership Advantage Program! Learn how you can earn equity through partnership opportunities with FYZICAL clinic owners!


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