Browdering – what its all about.

Welcome to and my first (official) blog post.

Over the past few years I have had an unbelievable opportunity in my role as a faculty member and now program director for Evidence In Motion’s Executive Program in Private Practice Management.  I have been able to spend the past 5 years learning about the owners of over 300 private practices and their businesses.  In the process of staying connected with many of our alumni, I came to the conclusion that the topic of leadership and management is just not something that has received enough attention.

I started this blog because this is an area that I am passionate about.  The purpose of ‘browdering’ is to allow me a place to write about all the things I am learning as well as to drive discussions so that I can learn from you.  I hope that the strange confluence of my background as an Air Force Academy graduate and Air Force physical therapist will combine with my experiences as an educator and private practice owner to create interesting content.  Most of all, I hope that I can connect with other practice owners and help to create profitable paths for private practice physical therapy in what I think will be a challenging healthcare environment.

My friend Chris Stanley came up with the name ‘Browdering’ as I crowdsourced blog name ideas  to my Facebook network. He even gave it a definition!  This was perhaps one of the best compliments I’ve ever received and seemed to capture the essence of my mission… so I went with it.

My goal is to help PTs better manage their time, optimize their practice and lead their staff.  Most of my posts will be in these areas.  I will also feature several new courses on this site, including a Time Management course for PTs and PT Practice Owners that will launch in the next few months.  Look for a post every Monday, with a scattering of other quotes, book recommendations, etc. mixed throughout.

I truly hope to connect with you, so please follow my blog, sign up for my mailing list (only cool things, I promise) and hit me up on social media as well.  I am looking forward to getting to know you better and I hope to add value to both you and your practice.


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12 thoughts on “Browdering – what its all about.

  1. This idea is fantastic. I can speak from personal experience as an ongoing mentee of David Browder, that your time investment in learning his teachings will help you and your business to grow by leaps and bounds.

  2. Congratulations my friend!!!

    Looking forward to some outstanding feeds and reads. Your take on things is always refreshing and provides value add.


  3. Dave –

    Best of luck with the new blog and I look forward to seeing your posts. I would be interested to see what your thoughts are on transitioning/retiring military physical therapists and how to best leverage skill sets to the private sector, or another way, what would private sector clinics value most from a prior military physical therapist?

    Thanks, your friend,

    • Hi Joel. Great to hear from you and have enjoyed following you on Facebook. That’s a great idea for a post – but here are a few initial thoughts. There are definitely some challenges in transitioning from the military model of PT to private practice. In theory, once we’ve adapted clinical practice to be more treatment oriented rather than evaluation oriented the small group leadership skills of military officers should make for amazing managers. Much like anything else, some make the transition very well and excel but its not a sure thing. IMO many retiring senior officers think much more like hospital administrators than private practice owners – where a small private practice owner or clinic director functions day to day more like a Captain or Major at a small facility in terms of team size and daily workload. Added to a substantially lower compensation level it can be a dramatic transition (it certainly was for me). If able to shift over, though, former military PTs bring a level of resilience, leadership experience and loyalty that is both valuable and rare.

  4. David,

    I have been looking forward to this since you started talking about it on FB. I have learned a great deal from you and really appreciate your passion for advancing our profession, helping private practice owners, and your willingness to share. Can’t wait to start reading and discussing, I miss the EPPM discussion boards!


    • Thanks Keith! With more than 300 alumni, I’m hoping that this becomes another way for us to all keep learning from each other and to broaden the discussion.