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.
By Mike Horsfield, PT, MBA
Winston Churchill once said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
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.
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
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.”
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.”
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.
By Karen Litzy, PT, DPT
The theme of Impact magazine this month is “Execute.” The Marketing and Public Relations (M&PR) Committee knows that
being a business owner can be challenging and time-consuming, and you may not have the resources within your company
to meet all your marketing and PR needs.