A Leader During a Crisis

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Tips to help navigate through a crisis

By Phil Cadman, PT, DPT

Crises come up for every leader of a physical therapy clinic at one time or another. They come in different shapes and forms. If you’re managing an outpatient physical therapy clinic, you will likely be in charge during a crisis at some point during your career, whether it be an equipment breakdown, a natural disaster, or the loss of a key employee through resignation or retirement.

Organizing Yourself and Your Practice

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By Elizabeth Baxter

The five resources featured this month provide expert guidance on marketing private practices to aid you in drawing in new clients so that you can better serve your community.

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.

Lauren Sok, PT, MPT

Lauren Sok, PT, MPT

Setting Goals Beyond Patient Care

“I’ve been a member of PPS for five years and at first, I thought, how is this going to benefit me since I’m not a big company? My initial thoughts changed after being in the Peer2Peer NetWorks program; that was a game changer for me. The program gets you around like-minded people and pushes you to do better. The camaraderie is great and really shows that we are all in this together to make health care better.”

Tim Vidale, PT, DPT

Tim Vidale, PT, DPT

Unique Care, Unique Perspectives

“Being in the room with people who have 15-20 years of experience and their own perspectives is a rich experience for me. They help me grow with their insight and advice. It’s great to be around people who see the bigger picture before I do. My membership with PPS has been with me as my practice has experienced rapid growth; we now have four locations in three states. PPS gave me a way to surround myself with people who have done what I want to do.”

Ben Gutsky
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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 ppsapta.org/practice-management/payment-resources.

2022 Private Practice Section Awards

The Private Practice Section, APTA, would like to acknowledge those members who have made valuable contributions to physical therapist-owned businesses, their community, and the Section. Awards will be presented at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Aurora, Colorado, November 2-5, 2022.


Awarded to acknowledge a single member of the Private Practice Section whose contributions to the Section and APTA—like those of Robert G. Dicus—have been of exceptional value.


Awarded for distinguished contributions of time, energy, or expertise towards promoting the goals of the Section and enhanced benefits to its members.


Awarded to acknowledge a single member of the Private Practice Section who demonstrates the core values of excellence, integrity, social responsibility, altruism, and professional duty thru a unique and sustainable program that positively impacts their community.

Deadline for Nomination: June 17, 2022. Visit www.ppsapta.org/awards for more information!

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