Nominating Committee Slate of Candidates for 2017 Elections

Notice of Nomination

The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate for the Board’s consideration for the PPS 2017 Election.

Posted for your consideration is the slate of candidates unanimously selected and approved by the Nominating Committee for the PPS 2017 Election. After a careful review we believe the individuals slated possess the background, talent, and character needed to achieve the goals established in the Strategic Plan and to carry out the mission of the Section.

The Problem Isn’t Just the Cost of Physical Therapy

By Paul Gough, BSC (HONS), MCSP, SRP, HPC

What people expect in a service experience is almost the same every time—no matter if they are ordering an Uber, purchasing from Amazon, or receiving physical therapy treatments. Very few patients will think it’s okay to experience a below-par experience provider just because it is health care. A few may, but less and less are. What’s more, a lot of clinic owners are experiencing heightened frustration from patients who say they don’t want to or shouldn’t have to pay so much for physical therapy or who insist on not coming as often as their treatment plan specifies. I think the reality of that frustration is part money and part dreadful service experience.

Advocacy at Home


Congress takes the job to their home districts.

By Alpha Lillstrom Cheng, JD, MA
August 9, 2017

It’s August! For many that means a long-awaited vacation. For members of Congress it’s when they return to their home districts for the August recess. Although they are not in session in Washington, DC, from July 31 through Labor Day, the term recess is a misnomer, which is why it is officially called the “at-home work period.” This is because your legislators are going to be criss-crossing the district and meeting with constituents. You should expect your lawmakers and their staff to be available to discuss issues that are important to you as a private practice physical therapist.

Honesty Is the Best Policy


Hire slow and stick to an open and honest discussion.

By Eric Cardin, PT, MS

Can you recall the moments before your first interview? Whether you thought of the first time you were interviewed yourself or the first time you interviewed someone, this memory wasn’t hard to access. On the prospective employee side you (hopefully) reviewed (and reviewed) your resume and turned up looking your best. On the employer side? You rushed in from a meeting, or squeezed a slot in between patients, or stuck this interview at the end of a long day. When you think about it, what you are doing is spending 30 to 60 minutes with someone to decide if you want to be responsible for their paycheck and see them more than your loved ones!

Exercise your Leadership muscle


Strategic Work and Defining Your Target Customer

By Sturdy McKee, PT*

Leadership development is something that we not only do for our teams, but something that is critical for ourselves, as business owners. Budgeting time to do Strategic Work on your business is a critical component of this.

I remember, years ago, being especially frustrated with the idea of working on my business. I didn’t really know what “on my business” meant, and I was having difficulty learning more to assist me in figuring it out. I did know Howard Schultz wasn’t behind the counter at every Starbucks, and I had seen a few other business owners not working in their businesses. It appeared to me that those same business owners had a great deal more free time than I did. I did not understand how they did this, or how to get there, or even what they were actually doing. The question stalking me was: How was it that they were able to own and run, in some cases multiple, businesses while I was struggling to keep even one going?

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