Sturdy McKee (Business coach, entrepreneur, physical therapist, & private practice owner) comes onto the show today to talk about telehealth in healthcare. Sturdy discusses what telehealth is, how telehealth can help solve certain issues within healthcare, limitations of telehealth (from the patient and provider point of view), should one look for reimbursement for telehealth through insurance or cash, how to pitch your manager into considering telehealth, biggest errors companies utilizing telehealth are making and how they can be avoided, and much more!


Sturdy is a business coach, entrepreneur and business owner who also happens to be a physical therapist and private practice owner. Sturdy brings the practical knowledge of owning, operating and growing businesses, combined with extensive training and learning, to clients who want to improve their business operations and achieve their personal and business goals. Sturdy created and taught “Clinicient University”, a 2 day business crash course for Clinicient client owners and operations executives. Attendees of this 2-day course realized an average increase in revenue of 8.9% in the first 3 months following attending with the top of the range at 22%. Sturdy is the father of 3 wonderful children and lives in San Francisco with his wife, Kathy. He is on the board of EO San Francisco, and is the CEO and Co-Founder at San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical and Major League Orthopaedics. Sturdy is also a member of the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves on the PPS’s Impact Magazine Editorial Board.

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San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy Website: 

Telehealth PT Residency created by Rob Vining – (email for details)

Telehealth in Physical Therapy with Rob Vining on EIM Clinical Podcast: 

Talking Telehealth with Rob Vining on The Knowbodies Podcast: 

Telehealth: Are the Floodgates Opening? with Rob Vining on The Knowbodies Podcast: 

Telehealth in the Clinic with David Grigsby on the PT TechTalk Podcast: 

Telehealth with with Darwin Fogt on the PT TechTalk Podcast: 

Telehealth Licensure Compact for Physical Therapists in 10 States on the PT TechTalk Podcast: 

Embracing Telehealth with Dr.  Ellen Bunn on the PT TechTalk Podcast: 

Bring Telehealth into your Outpatient PT Clinic with Anthony Maritato on the PT TechTalk Podcast: