Golden Bear Therapy Partners has the resources to give our affiliates the support they want to take their career to the next level. Whether they want support growing, better work/life balance, or a succession plan they're confident in, our partners join our family to become stronger. ​

Led by physical therapists Bobby Ismail and Brandon Nan, Golden Bear Therapy Partners seeks to partner with passionate and successful private practice owners in the physical therapy industry. We build our group by fostering a culture of great outcomes for patients and our team.

At Golden Bear Therapy Partners, our partners and their teams can enhance their skill set, focus on achieving their personal and professional goals, and become part of a strong community of industry-leading clinicians and physical therapy professionals.


How We’re Stronger Together

Growth Support

Growth Support

Practice Expansion

Clinical expansion with Golden Bear Therapy Partners provides our partners with the opportunity to reap the benefits of growth without the financial burden of a personal guarantee. Our dedicated marketing and operations teams are here to implement key growth strategies customized to each practice.

Clinical Excellence

Golden Bear Therapy Partners places a high value on clinical excellence and provides educational resources for our partners and their teams. We offer new graduate mentorship and post-graduate clinical education development programs and platform-wide residency programs in sports, orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapy.

Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance​

Private practice owners often struggle to achieve the type of work/life balance that they would like, due to all of the clinical and administrative responsibilities they manage. These tasks related to running the office can even infringe on their time for patient care. Partners who join Golden Bear are able to achieve better work/life balance by offloading their non-clinical work.

Transition Planning

Transition Planning​

Selecting the right exit strategy can be an overwhelming process. The personal, financial, and professional factors can all make this decision seem complicated. Selecting a group and a structure that offers both financial certainty and a flexible timeline enables practice owners to get the big decision off the table without having to transition before they’re ready. Once a partner is confident that Golden Bear is the right group, the process to close can take 90 days.

Benefits of Partnering

Golden Bear Therapy Partners provide administrative support which allows its partners to spend less time on non-clinical administrative work, focus more on patient care, and enjoy more personal time.

Legal & Compliance
Accounting & Payroll
Information Technology
Talent Acquisition
Insurance & Credentialing
Human Resources
Training & Education
Marketing & Advertising

What Our Partners Say

Dave Thomas, El Dorado Physical Therapy

Randy Waltz & Todd Jones, Silver Creek Physical Therapy

Fabrice Rockich, OPTM Physical Therapy Saratoga.

Monty Merrill, Lodi Physical Therapy

Jason Gray, PhysioMotion

Randy Waltz, ​
Silver Creek PT​
“My partnership with Golden Bear has enabled a lot of the things I’ve always looked forward to in my career: more work/ life balance, more focus on patient care and less on administrative tasks, and most important of all, more time with my family.”
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Todd Jones,
Silver Creek PT​
“It was clear that Golden Bear really cares about its teams and values a positive work environment where everyone truly enjoys coming to work.”
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Dan Barrows,
Barrows PT​
“Golden Bear went above and beyond to communicate with and support me and my team.”
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Kirkendall-Azer, ​
Two Trees PT
“Rather than paying an ongoing management fee like some of the other groups, we were going to have upside.”
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Fabrice Rockich,
“My goal in partnering with golden bear was to streamline administrative work and create some new longterm career opportunities for my team.”
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Monty Merrill,
Golden Bear PT​
“Our mutual goals of community service, being involved in physical therapy education, and growing a respected, talented group of well compensated physical therapists are even stronger with our merger.”
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Start The Process

Please contact us for more information about partnership opportunities with Golden Bear Therapy Partners. We look forward to learning about you and your legacy and hope to welcome you into the Golden Bear family. Let's build something great together.
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