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Taking off the Golden Handcuff with Dr. Owen Johnston, PT, DPT
Episode 20826th August 2022 • The Aaron LeBauer Show • Aaron LeBauer
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Taking off the Golden Handcuff with Dr. Owen Johnston, PT, DPT

On today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Owen Johnston of Advanced Physical Therapy Wellness. He’s a physical therapist in San Diego, California. We hear Owen’s journey and how a hiking injury as a teenager lead him to peruse physical therapy. Owen tells us about his start as a physical therapist and how he eventually gelt compelled to start his own cash-based practice. He talks about the burn out her experienced in orthopedics and in home health, something many new physical therapists experience. 

Owen’s willingness to learn and take action is the secret behind his success. His growth mindset is what we all need!

Owen’s experience is so relatable. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We talk about:

-serving the local community

-deciding to go into private practice? 

-asking questions and taking action

-the experience of treating patients

-the secrets of success 

-vision for the future

-continually developing as a person and physical therapist

-escaping the Golden Handcuffs


1:00 Intro and the golden handcuffs

3:30 “falling into” physical therapy

6:30 finding his REAL dream job

15:00 experience working with Aaron

20:25 explaining his “Why” and vision 

30:01 tactics to explode your business

44:40 five year plan 

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