FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers offers an exciting franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs, physical therapists, and current physical therapy practice owners. Our clinics provide a wide range of services in high demand, from physical therapy to balance and vestibular retraining, audiology, and beyond. Every day, we empower private practice owners to take control of their business and their life through knowledge, relationships and support only available through FYZICAL. When you love your business, it's easy to love your life! 

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Innovative Physical Therapy Business Model

Our franchise model is transforming an industry dominated by hospitals and corporations. From all across the nation—in large cities, rural communities, and small towns—business owners with large, multi-clinic practices, solo practitioners, and startup practices are achieving their goals using FYZICAL’s business model and proprietary Balance Paradigm.

We strongly believe in supporting private practice, because private practice is built to support patients through relationships and connection — the cornerstone of our company’s culture. We believe in creating remarkable connections with our franchisees, our employees, and our patients. Large or small, every decision we make is an opportunity to enhance our clients’ wellness and strengthen the bond we have with them.

FYZICAL franchisees enjoy the benefits of our coaching and strategy with unrestricted access to our key team players, some of the most brilliant minds in business and physical therapy. We work with you to create a plan and help you work through each phase to achieve your goals.

A few examples of this support include: 

  • Creation of a comprehensive 5-year strategic plan, including a budget for the year, during onboarding 
  • Guidance through our 16-Step Opening Process 
  • Access to the FYZICAL 10 Point Management System
  • Proprietary Business Intelligence program for clinic management
  • Training and guidance on execution of our proprietary business management tools, including our Daily Management Report and Clinical Productivity Report 
  • Marketing Support
  • Classroom training for business management and clinical education
  • Strategies for meeting growth goals
  • Recruitment training
  • Ongoing training and professional development and access to all materials through our learning management system — FYZICAL College

We have the process of getting new FYZICAL clinics up and running down to a science - and whether you are a physical therapist or a healthcare entrepreneur, we help you to achieve your goals in private practice. At FYZICAL, it is our mission to be the most trusted, accessible entry point for wellness and health.  


Our Story ↓

  • Jim Abrams founded FYZICAL
  • 13 locations with two strategic partnerships
  • 44 locations and 5 strategic partnerships
  • 121 locations and 7 strategic partnerships
  • 159 locations and 11 strategic partnerships
    Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises, Fastest Growing Franchises
  • 234 locations and 13 strategic partnerships
    Inc. 5000 Ranked #156
    Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 Ranked #367
  • 326 locations and 18 strategic partnerships
    Inc. 5000 Ranked #498
    Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 Ranked #117
  • 401 locations and 38 strategic partnerships
    Franchise Times 200
    #33 on Franchise 500 list
    Entrepreneur Magazine: #1 Physical Therapy Franchise, Fastest Growing Franchises, #26 Fastest Growing Franchise
    Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies
    Franchise Business Review - Top Innovatice Franchises
  • 418 Locations with 49 strategic partnerships
    Inc. 5000 - Fastest Growing Health Companies in America
    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 #33
    Entrepreneur Magazine: 150 Strongest Growing Franchises, Top Franchise Opportunity
    Franchise Business Review - Best of the Best Culture 100
  • 448 locations and 53 strategic partnerships
    Franchise Times Top 200
    Franchise Business Review - Most Profitable Franchises, Best Franchises for Women, Top Low-Cost Franchise, Top Franchises for Veterans, Top 200 Franchises
    Entrepreneur Franchise 500 #66

Meet Our Team

At FYZICAL, our team is YOUR team - and we are dedicated to seeing you accomplish your goals. As a member, you gain unrestricted access to the hundreds of years of business experience, proprietary knowledge, and real world experience this team brings to the table. Meet your future employees!


Rick Douglass, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

President of Franchise Operations

Rick Douglass is passionate about learning and teaching and giving physical therapy patients access to the best care available. Having been a private practice owner for more than 13 years, Rick leads the FYZICAL Family by working alongside franchise owners training their teams in the strategies for operational and clinical excellence. The systems and processes Rick and his team have created allow FYZICAL franchise owners to achieve the levels of success they desire.

Rick has earned a Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Clinically, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Orthopedic and Spine dysfunction.


Chris Mulvey, PT, DPT

President of Company Clinics

Chris joined FYZICAL in June of 2014 as an early franchise owner and experienced rapid growth organically and through multiple acquisitions. As an independent franchisee, his company was recognized by Inc. 5000 as the #925 fastest growing company in America. He credits the growth to the hard work of his leadership team and the FYZICAL model. Today, those locations continue to have strong growth as FYZICAL Centers of Excellence. Chris received his DPT from Marymount University and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.


Brian Werner, PT, MPT

National Director of Balance & Vestibular Programs

Brian oversees the educational programs for FYZICAL, comprised of over 350 Physical Therapy, Audiology, and ENT centers. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1999 and opened the Balance Center of Las Vegas in 2001, followed by the opening of the Werner Institute of Balance and Dizziness in 2005. He has presented at national conferences and teaches continuing education courses in concussion, fall prevention, balance and vestibular rehabilitation. He has extensive experience in balance, vestibular, and fall prevention therapy and has seen over 45,000 patients in his career with balance and vestibular dysfunction.


Brian Belmont


Brian Belmont, with extensive experience in franchise development and wellness, joined FYZICAL as CEO in January 2018. Brian was previously the Executive Vice President of Franchise Operations and Development for Planet Fitness - The most successful fitness franchise in the world with 1700+ locations. His understanding of franchising, as both a multi-unit owner and a franchisor executive, bring exciting opportunities to independent business owners in the FYZICAL organization.


Maryellen Torres

Chief Branding Officer

Maryellen Torres comes to FYZICAL with a strong background in strategic marketing and brand building with companies such as Apple, TJX, The Walt Disney Company and Ashley Furniture. Maryellen has an innate ability to establish connections and create strong brands, influencing substantial growth and success within organizations. She brings consistent branding and concrete marketing solutions and tools to the FYZICAL Family.

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Scott Wendrych

Chief Development Officer

For the past 16 years, Scott has been deeply involved in the franchise industry, beginning his journey as a franchisee himself. The experience as a small business owner ignited his passion for franchising. Scott was instrumental in the growth of the Fitness Together franchise brand which grew to more than 400 U.S. locations and expanded internationally. Scott co-founded the launch of the Elements Massage franchise brand and also served as the Chief Development Officer for WellBiz Brands Inc. until 2018


Chris Hincker

Vice President of Development

As a former Tennis Professional, Division I NCAA Head Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer, Chris seized the opportunity to leverage his unique skill set and joined FYZICAL in 2016. He brings with him a degree in exercise physiology; graduating Magna Cum Laude, he decided against a clinical focus in order to bring his passion for coaching and extensive knowledge of physical therapy to prospective FYZICAL members. Chris spends time guiding and educating small business owners about the many opportunities available to them when they become part of the FYZICAL Family. His background and skill set are a perfect complement to working with physical therapists and understanding both their struggles and their goals.


Zach Keller

Senior FYZICAL Advisor

Zach joined FYZICAL in 2017, he helps independent private practice owners evaluate and understand the FYZICAL model as it relates to their business. Working with hundreds of practices across the country, Zach helps owners effectively understand the full potential of their business opportunity, and then guides them through the process to achieve great success. His role is to ensure the prospective franchisees he works with are the right fit for the FYZICAL brand and that their goals are achievable through the FYZICAL model.

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Jim Abrams


Proven industry disruptor and legendary innovator, Jim Abrams, founded FYZICAL in 2012, continuing his track record as a successful business mogul and problem solver. Abrams is well-known for entering industries in turmoil, identifying the challenges, understanding what consumers want, and developing a business model for the independent business owner that changes the profession for the better.



Annual Brand Triumph Event

"The Strong Survive, but the Courageous Triumph."

Our annual Brand Triumph event demonstrates how FYZICAL is creating remarkable connections in the physical therapy business. In this video, you'll see over 600 FYZICAL members coming together to learn, collaborate and celebrate the triumphs of owners within our FYZICAL Family. You can't find this kind of teamwork and support anywhere else in private practice.


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