College of Allied Health Professions

Workshop provides valuable tips for our PT students

Brian Gallagher (center) with representatives from UNMC SUN-APTA.

By Keriann Shaw, SPT

On September 9, 2016, the UNMC Division of Physical Therapy Education hosted a workshop in Storz Pavilion led by Brian Gallagher, CEO of MEG Business Management.

Brian Gallagher is a physical therapist, private practice owner of 2011 Advance magazine’s “Practice of the Year,” and a nationally known physical therapy management consultant. MEG Business Management, established and owned by Gallagher, is a consulting firm for privately owned PT practices that focuses on helping owners advance to the “top 10% of practices.”

The workshop focused on bridging the gap between new graduate physical therapists and employers. Highlights included strategies for marketability, communication, teamwork, efficiency, and professionalism. Mr. Gallagher also detailed the business aspect of private practices and valuable tips for resumes and interviews including key components that employers are seeking.

Following the workshop, Mr. Gallagher expressed his thoughts about his inaugural presentation designed for DPT students:

“My time at UNMC was refreshing and reassuring that the physical therapy profession is soon to be receiving some high quality individuals with the desire and knowledge of how they can stay on purpose and exchange in abundance with not only their patients, but also their employers.”

This event was sponsored by Students of the University of Nebraska-American Physical Therapy Association (SUN-APTA) and the Division of Physical Therapy Education.

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