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ActivOT Franchise Opportunities

Transition from an occupational therapy employee to a successful private practice owner with an ActivOT franchise. We provide the tools, advice, support and systems required to set up and maintain a thriving private practice.

Since 2012, ActivOT has been challenging the status quo of occupational therapy service delivery. We’re Australia’s first and only occupational therapy franchise, led by award-winning occupational therapist and founder, Helen Whait.

ActivOT was founded as a franchise – offering shared resources and proven business processes – on the basis that it would serve as a cooperative of private practitioners with shared values who support each other.

ActivOT has consistently created opportunities for occupational therapists to make the transition from employees to successful business owners. We’ve done this by providing the right tools, advice, support and systems needed for occupational therapists to get started and to thrive in their own private practices.

As at November 2022 we have 50 thriving practices across regional and metropolitan South Australia and South East Queensland.

Our franchisees have been drawn to ActivOT for a variety of reasons, including:

  • an increasing need for better work-life balance
  • a desire to do more diverse and satisfying work
  • a long-held desire to own an OT practice but no opportunity to start one
  • a great desire to experience the satisfaction of complete control over their career
  • the need for flexibility in their work lives in order to achieve both personal and professional goals.

Franchising benefits for occupational therapists, therapy assistants and physiotherapists

Franchising is a proven system of business growth and is used all over the world, although its move into the healthcare arena is more recent. ActivOT was founded as the first franchise for occupational therapists in Australia.

ActivOT offers a stable business model, with 85% of franchisees continuing their practices past their initial five year term.

We know that our franchisees enjoy many benefits of ActivOT’s franchise model, including:

  • the use of an established business name/brand, trademark and proven business systems
  • reduced set up expenses
  • lower risk of failure
  • financial success and stability
  • promotional/marketing support
  • ongoing training and professional support systems
  • peer support and access to resources not available to sole practitioners.

In short, franchising brings together all the skills and resources of an experienced company with the driving ambition and dedication of an individual practitioner.

Visit the ActiveOT website for more information.


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