Editor’s Note

Kristen Wilson
By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

While I love going out for Chinese food for the flavors, convenience, and to change up my typical dinner fare, I must admit, one of the main draws for me is the fortune cookie.

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.”

Staci Lyons, PT

Staci Lyons, PT

Gaining the Courage to See What Could Be

“PPS gave me the confidence to move toward my new business model. I was given a national audience to share my ideas with and I was able to learn ideas from others. I’ve been able to collaborate with peers and learn from people with whom I don’t compete. There’s value in the relationships and networking that PPS provides.”

Ashley Church


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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