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So Long, Farewell, but Not Goodbye

By Terry C. Brown, PT, DPT

This is my last letter to you, my constituents, as your president. It is my chance to let you know how important each and every one of you is to our vocation. For the past three years, from the catbird seat of our profession, I’ve been fortunate to view the passion, determination, and intellect that you, our PPS members, are demonstrating. From innovative business models to creative patient care examples, you lead the way in physical therapy. I am excited about our future and see endless possibilities for how you and I will contribute to a healthy population through improving the lives of our patients.

Embracing Technology

How to innovate wisely.

By Emily Teetzen, PT, DPT

Private practice physical therapy sits at the intersection between health care and business, both of which can present challenges. You are running a clinic in a fluid, ever-changing market while also facing the challenges presented within the health care system, which can be just as unpredictable and tumultuous. Direct access has increased our access to patients, but their path to our door can still be riddled with hurdles such as insurance coverage, visit limitations, copays, and physician referrals. You play a game of constant adaptation in trying to maintain your company’s unique identity while continuing to provide the best service and patient care. In addition, private practices need to innovate to attract and maintain effective and driven employees.

The Future of Private Practice Physical Therapy

By Stacy M. Menz, PT, DPT, PCS

As I write this, I am just home from the 2nd Annual Women in Physical Therapy Summit. I was struck by the words of several of the speakers as I felt that they spoke to the future of physical therapy in an inspiring and all-encompassing way.

Creating a Local Media List

By Ben Montgomery*

Who is your local media?

As a physical therapist getting started on a consistent, consumer-based media relations effort in your community, answering this question is critical.

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