Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline Becker.
Jacqueline, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I graduated in 2009 from PT school, and always knew I wanted to own my own practice, but just never knew what that would look like or if it was even possible. I started my career working in Outpatient therapy clinics, and managed one small clinic along the way. I switched to Home Health after having my first child for the flexibility of the schedule and decreased workload. When the COVID shut down occurred, a lot of my home health patients that were being discharged from home health, since they were no longer homebound, did not feel comfortable continuing their PT journey in a clinic for fear of infection and crowds, so was born my mobile outpatient therapy clinic. This way they could continue their care, but I would deliver the outpatient skills and equipment directly to them in the comfort and safety of their home. This model helped bridge a gap for people and also gave me a way to keep earning a living and supporting my family in a time where business had slowed significantly.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting up is never smooth! There was definitely a huge learning curve when it came to owning my own practice, I struggled with figuring out billing, obtaining all the necessary documents for a business during a lockdown, and juggling working full time with home health agencies to pay the bills while I started everything up and running. It is not easy when you are a one woman show in business, and trying to raise a family.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a trained physical therapist who graduated with my doctorate in 2009 from UMDNJ & Rutgers in New Jersey. I have worked in acute care, physical rehab facilities, outpatient facilities,I and home health. I also have done short-term contract work for local clinics. I specialize in treating the older population and getting them moving again, and encouraging them to be as active as possible. I have certifications in Graston, which is a myofascial technique and LSVT BIG which is an intense program geared towards patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Being personable and relatable. I can speak with, encourage, and create a deep connection with patients to help them improve upon their dysfunction, and this also leads to new referrals by word of mouth from happy clients.
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