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Innovation in Wellness and Prevention - Group exercises classes for improved function and fun:

The medical model of care is changing to emphasize wellness and prevention, especially in the management of chronic conditions. We need to focus not only on getting our patients well but also on keeping them well.

Currently, there is an all-too-common and frustrating scenario occurring in the treatment of our geriatric patients. After completing a successful duration of individual therapy, patients are discharged with a home exercise program and recommendations for community resources, only to return to the physical therapy clinic after a few months due to lack of exercise at home.

By Patrice Hazan, PT,DPT,GCS,MA



Legislation, Advocacy, and the Government Affairs Committee


The primary responsibilities of the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) of the PPS are to work with our lobbyists and board of directors on advocacy issues that represent physical therapists in business Read More


Entrepreneurial Spirit


I have been waiting for this issue to come along ever since we laid out the editorial calendar back in May of 2015. Read More


PPS: Our Mission Is Your Success


It is fitting that this Impact issue about innovative business and entrepreneurialism coincides with the Private Practice Section (PPS) Annual Conference in Las Vegas because that is also what our conference is about. Read More


Advocacy in Action

Choosing a President - How will your choice affect your business? The conventions of the national political parties have come and gone and a historic presidential election approaches.
By Jerry Connolly, PT, CAE

Administrator's Edge

Business Innovation - The benefits of adding a patient care representative to your team: Innovation is happening all around us today in the health care industry and typically results in greater efficiency and productivity.
By Brian J. Gallagher, PT

Book Review

The New Selling Paradigm - To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others: We are living through a paradigm shift. Have you felt it? In our new, hyperconnected, global culture the old methods of "selling" are not effective. Today's environment demands new thinking and new action.
By Daniel H. Pink | Reviewed by Gene Shirokobrod, PT, DPT

Legal Impact

The Basics - Performing a HIPAA risk assessment for a suspected breach: Most private practice physical therapists, even those who devote only limited time and attention to current events surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), are aware of the risks associated with a breach of Protected Health Information (PHI) and the potential negative ramifications of the same.
By Paul J. Welk, JD, PT


Innovative Growth - Developing a practice of entrepreneurial physical therapists: Providing resources to educate employees on developing a self-sustaining schedule and their own clientele is an important component of a practice's marketing plan.
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

PPS On The Move

Member Spotlight - Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services and Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio
Helen Owens, PT, DPT

Why They Buy - Better Marketing @ the POP!
If you have ever purchased goods and services in the checkout line, you have been “sold to” at the point of purchase—the POP.
By Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Five-Minute Fix: Mastering the Org Chart
Does your physical therapy practice have an org chart (organizational chart)?
By Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA

New PPS Member Benefit: Peer2Peer NetWorks: Like Networking on Steroids
The PPS Peer2Peer NetWorks program is modeled after the “mastermind” principle.


Call to Action! PPS Mastermind Group Program Announced
If you have been to a national meeting, such as the Private Practice Section (PPS) Annual Conference, you have no doubt enjoyed the opportunity to exchange business ideas and stories with fellow members from around the country at the bar, over coffee, or in the exhibit hall between sessions.

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