Hello Members!

By Sandra Norby, PT

Thank you for your trust in my ability to lead the Private Practice Section as your president. I am excited to join your talented Board of Directors to ensure that important, ongoing initiatives continue to be managed for the best outcome and to champion exciting new efforts that will positively impact the Section’s strategic plan and goals.

Use Social Media Platforms for Patient Engagement

By Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

Why should you have an automated marketing platform and strategy for patient engagement?

According to Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) statistics from 2009 to 2016,1 there has been a mass exodus of physicians from private practice to hospital- and system-based settings. For example:

  • Internal medicine went from 50 percent hospital and system employed to nearly 70 percent
  • Orthopedic surgeons from mid-20 percent to mid-40 percent
  • Pediatricians from just about 30 percent to more than 50 percent

PPS Membership Elects New Leadership


The Private Practice Section (PPS) elections were held at the Annual Conference in Chicago and the membership has elected Dr. Sandra Norby, PT, DPT, as the Section’s new president for a three-year term.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers to serve this vibrant Section and grateful for the vote of confidence in my leadership. Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, we look forward to continuing the important ongoing initiatives and developing new strategies that will positively impact our Section’s membership,” said President Norby.

The Section also elected Angela Wilson Pennisi, PT, MS, as Vice President and William (Bill) Pfister, PT, MPT, as a Director. Outgoing Board member Jeff Ostrowski, PT, was appointed to fill the one-year vacancy in the Treasurer position due to Pennisi’s election to Vice President. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, was elected to the Nominating Committee.


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