Leadership Development

Created From Within
At Athletico Physical Therapy, we fully recognize that people are our most important asset. Our success depends entirely on the strength of our talented employees and leaders, which we build from within and manage with a disciplined process led by both Athletico’s President and the Director of Leadership Development.

Our approach to developing leaders at Athletico is simple—we incorporate the best evidence-based training from the Harvard Business Review as well as address the individual consciousness and strengths of each leader.

Athletico’s Purpose and Values
Our Purpose and Values are the foundation on which we develop leaders at Athletico. Our shared Purpose—to help people enhance their health and quality of life—in addition to our Values—Patient Satisfaction, Accountability, Teamwork and Continuous Improvement—unify us as we collaborate as a team internally and sustain us as we engage in our service externally. Taken together, our purpose and values are the foundation for our unique culture and leadership approach.

We Hire the Best.
Through a strategic, quality driven hiring experience that establishes first the alignment of the candidate with the companies’ core values, followed by a “best fit” process, Athletico consistently attracts top talent from across the nation because of our reputation for clinical excellence. Subsequently, our future leaders are able to be prepared from the early stages of their career and developed throughout their professional life.

We Develop and Challenge Athletico People from Day One.
We believe there’s no substitute for hands-on experience when it comes to leadership development. That’s why we create early, meaningful responsibilities for every employee. Typical assignments demand collaboration inside and outside the organization, which allow project management and the need to be in touch with current healthcare trends and operations.

We Plan Careers.
We create opportunities for careers at Athletico, not just jobs. One way we do this is by managing Athletico talent across all of our locations—starting at mid-levels of management and higher—to enable career development and growth across many different levels of the organization. We identify talent early and prepare people through a series of varied and enriching assignments that will train them for future roles. Through a formal leadership training and mentoring program as well as real life experience, our leaders are well prepared to provide the best support to those that follow them.

We Never Stop Learning.
In addition to on-the-job experience, we provide a wealth of specific leadership skills training from effective delegation to coaching employees. Programs are offered at career milestones, such as when an employee first takes on responsibility for managing others or leading one of our facilities. This process not only helps people develop specific leadership and business skills but also deepens their commitment to help people enhance their health and quality of life —Athletico’s enduring Purpose.