Editor’s Note

Kristen Wilson
By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT

If I had my druthers, I’d invest in one of those elaborate closet organizing systems where everything could have a place. Not that my closet is messy, by any means, but I have a penchant for nooks specifically designed to fit a jacket and cubbies that hold precisely the correct number of shoes.

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.

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.”

Rony Masri, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

Rony Masri, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT

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.”

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.

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.

ROBERT G. DICUS AWARD

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.

FRIEND OF PRIVATE PRACTICE AWARD

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

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

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!

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.

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