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Burnout and Character

When you hear someone say they are burned out, what comes to your mind? I admit that (in my less than empathetic moments) I think, “Oh, come on! You can do this! Get back to work!” My first impulse is to discount the other person’s complaint of burnout, because on one level, my instinct is to assume that “burnout” is just a euphemism for laziness or a lack of character.

Technology and Burnout

Owning a physical therapy clinic can be like walking on lily pads. Each day you work to maintain that delicate balance of patient and employee needs with those of the business so you do not fall into the pond. Another balance we work to maintain is our resilience and empathy while avoiding compassion fatigue and burnout.

Administrative Simplification Urgently Needed

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), enacted in 1996, is primarily known for its Privacy and Security Rules but these rules, while paramount, are just the tip of the iceberg.



With Gratitude


As my term as your president begins to wind down, I find myself reflecting on the past few years and all that has transpired.
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Avoiding Burnout


This month’s issue is about burnout.
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Advocacy in Action

Regulatory Changes for 2017
As you know, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for developing, proposing, and finalizing regulations in order to implement health care–related legislation that has been passed by Congress and signed into law.
By Alpha Lillstrom Cheng, JD, MA

Administrator's Edge

Beating Burnout
Burnout comes in all shapes and sizes, but it’s never pretty. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as an exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation secondary to prolonged stress or frustration.
By Lucas Briggs, PT, DPT, CSCS

Book Review

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
In the current professional landscape, whether clinical or otherwise, the measure of success is often closely tied to an individual’s productivity. This obsession in our culture not only adds heightened stress but can also reduce our sense of well-being and satisfaction.
By David Allen


One on One
I receive many questions that begin something like “I know we can’t have two Medicare patients being treated at the same time, but how about two patients with private insurance?” Or “I know I need to be one on one with Medicare patients, but that does not apply to patients with private insurance, right?” And “I know if I have two Medicare patients in my facility for one hour during the same time period, I have to split the time between them, but if the two patients had private insurance, I could bill each for the entire hour as one-on-one time, correct?”
By Rick Gawenda


Preventing Burnout by Growing a Caseload of Desirable Patients
An internal marketing plan that optimizes long-term relationships with patients is an important and cost-effective way to grow a private physical therapy practice.
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

What I Believe

Alzheimers Disease
It is time to recognize the physical therapist’s role in the tsunami of Alzheimer’s disease coming our way. We need to up our game as primary care physical therapists, taking full responsibility for understanding our whole patient, and how best to manage that person’s musculoskeletal care and its impact on brain health.
By Ali G. Schoos, PT, OCS

PPS On The Move

Member Spotlight - Aaron LeBauer, PT, DPT, LMBT
Aaron LeBauer PT, DPT, LMBT, is the owner of LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC.

Five Minute Fix - Do You Have a “Who” Problem or a “How” Problem?
If you are a physical therapy business owner, manager, or clinic director, the feeling of burnout is something that you are likely to be familiar with. Can you relate?
By Paul Gough, BSC (HONS), MCSP, SRP, HPC

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