Personal Growth Projects: Ways To Tap Into Your Potential

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By Rebecca Quintangeli, PT, DPT

The best leaders know that personal development is critical to optimizing one’s performance both individually and as a member of a high functioning team. Personal growth projects are tools both leaders and team members can use to help inspire growth and foster reflection toward elevating one’s fullest potential. These multi-level projects allow for creativity and promote success for both the individual and the company. Leader projects help maintain a supportive atmosphere and keep team members on track toward company goals, while individual projects allow for personal accountability and development.

Editor’s Note

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By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

As I pen this Editor’s Note I’m riding shotgun in the family car on the way to Vermont for our annual five-day ski trip with friends. It’s been snowing steadily for the past two hours, which makes for a slow drive, but fortunately the plows are out, and fellow road passengers are driving with caution. Despite the slow start, the excitement in the car is palpable. Our first time out this year; the kids are eager to see how well their skills carried over from last year, and all of us can’t wait to breathe the crisp mountain air.

Membership Matters

The mission of the Private Practice Section (PPS) is to champion the success of the physical therapist in business. Whether you’ve just joined or are a long-time member, PPS is here to support your efforts and provide the resources and tools to help you meet your goals. But don’t take our word for it, hear from our members about what PPS membership means for them and their business.

Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS

Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS


“Going to that first PPS conference was like drinking from a fire hose. The education at the event is overflowing, but the people really enhance the value. It helped me create a network that I can call and reach out to when I need guidance. A physical therapist can get education from other places, but having a network of other physical therapists in private practice adds value to PPS membership on top of the top-notch education.”



Networks that Last a Lifetime

“I have been a member for 15 years now. Being part of PPS made it possible for me to have others stand with me as I opened my practice. It gave me confidence that I had a community to help me along the way. One of the biggest benefits of PPS membership has been the comprehensive tools to help run a practice and the interactions of like-minded folks you make that ultimately become life-long friends. Moreover, then many resources such as the monthly marketing toolkits have been a tremendous help with the social media strategy for my practice. Furthermore, we also include the Fit Factor on my company website.”


PPS provides payment tools and resources to guide you through the complicated payment environment. Updated regularly, the payment tools and resources are some of the most sought-after PPS membership resources. Access them at

Congratulations To The Administrators Certificate Recipients!

Since 2011, PPS has offered the Administrators Certificate Program during each Annual Meeting. Designed specifically for practice administrators in physical therapy, the program focuses on six core modules—Billing and Coding, Legal Compliance, Human Resources, Financial Management, Marketing and Customer Service, and Business Operations. Certificate recipients completed all six modules, as well as passed all subsequent exams.

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