Committee Chair Letter

Brenda Grumley
By Brenda Grumley

FRICTION! Many of us would prefer to avoid conflict, and yet in any workplace, friction is inevitable, because we are dealing with people and ideas. In preparation for writing this letter, I came across a definition of friction in the Oxford Dictionary that really hit home: “conflict or animosity caused by clash of wills, temperaments, and opinions.” Admittedly, I had some angst around committing my thoughts about friction to paper — and then realized that putting pen to paper is actually a form of friction for me.

Editor’s Note

Kristen Wilson
By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

It’s hot. Like really hot. It’s so hot you can see heat waves coming off the pavement, the ice in your margarita melts between the kitchen and the patio, and the sweat drips down your face faster than you thought gravity would allow.

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.

Alyssa Breslin, PT, DPT, NCS

NEW MEMBER RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT

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.

Editor’s Note

Kristen Wilson
By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

This past weekend, my family spent a night around our bonfire pit toasting s’mores and taking advantage of a starry sky. I find there’s something soothing about being around a fire that tends to calm my nerves and recenter me. The dancing flames, the glowing embers, the warmth, and the smell of the smoke coalesce as a comforting sensory experience. It’s as if I can feel stress melting, like the marshmallow of my tasty sandwich treat.

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