Healthcare Innovation for Physical Therapy Clinics

What is Hands-On Diagnostics?

Our mission is to advance the field of physical therapy by empowering physical therapists. We do this by establishing physical therapists as the top choice for select ultrasound imaging and vestibular testing technologies.

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"It is great to be able to include diagnostics in physical therapy and have a good level of reimbursements." - Christina Panetta, PT

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Power and Technology to Improve Your Practice

Sole practitioners and practices with teams of healthcare professionals must stay competitive to stay open. Don’t let economic realities impact your dream of helping people through physical therapy.

Hands-On Diagnostics was started by physical therapy and healthcare professionals for PT and healthcare professionals. We know what PTs deal with at their practice and their business.

We’re here to help you stay open and not only survive, but thrive in your physical therapy practice.

Learn about our healthcare innovation for physical therapy clinics and how you can take advantage.

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Talk to a HODS Expert

"It is great to be able to include diagnostics in physical therapy and have a good level of reimbursements." - Christina Panetta, PT

(Already a HODS Partner? Call your account manager or contact us here for assistance.)

Our Purpose

  • new hoc favicon To advance physical therapy by empowering PTs to become autonomous diagnostic sources.
  • new hoc favicon Help our partners establish their diagnostic practices to provide services for patients and healthcare practitioners.
  • new hoc favicon To help expand their services to MDs and DOs who prefer to stay in-house.
  • new hoc favicon Continue to support and research our fields and technologies to improve and advance their use.

Meet the Hands-On Diagnostics Team

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Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos

Founder

Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, DPT, MD, PHD, DSc, ECS, is board certified in clinical electrophysiology with over 30 years of clinical experience. There are fewer than 200 electrophysiology specialists worldwide who have achieved a Doctorate of Science Degree (DSc) in clinical electrophysiology testing. Dr. Kostopoulos is one of them.

The doctor is a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor for Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He is a past member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the ABPTS examination board on electrophysiology, an elected member of the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology of APTA, and an adjunct member of Springfield College.

He is the editor of the Diagnostic Section of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and the author or co-author of numerous books, articles, and research papers related to his fields of expertise.

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Dr. Kostas Rizopoulos

Co-Founder

Dr. Rizopoulos is a PT, a DPT, MCMT, and RMSK. He also holds a doctoral degree with a focus on business administration, marketing, PR and management. With Dr. Kostopoulos, he successfully established and managed the Hands-On Companies, a consortium of companies in the areas of Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Testing, and Education.

During his extensive experience in diagnostic testing and manual therapy, Dr. Rizopoulos has treated more than 100,000 patients over the last 30 years, and performed thousands of ultrasound diagnostic tests.

He has also co-authored several books with Dr. Kostopoulos, and numerous articles for professional journals.

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Mr. Craig Ferreira

Co-Founder

Mr. Ferreira is Chairman and CEO of Survival Strategies International, INC. Survival Strategies is a top consulting and training company in the field of physical therapy and health care.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Ferreira and his team of consultants have worked with health care professionals, particularly physical therapists, to help them expand their practices and stabilize them financially.

Survival Strategies has worked with over 4500 professionals over time, training them in all aspects of the physical therapy business, from how to deal with cash flow problems from slow-paying insurance companies, to how to dramatically increase referrals. All of their training is customized to meet the client’s specific needs.