By Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT
I am in the process of converting our front living room into a multi-use workspace for my family.
For years, the five of us have jockeyed between the kitchen table, island stools, couch, and recliner as we try to accomplish the day-to-day tasks on our to-do lists. During the home-school COVID-19 phases, we practically sat on top of each other, certainly not helping to improve productivity. As my boys approach high school, it seems the right time to finally have a dedicated place to focus, churn, and thrive.
As part of the renovation, we are building a wall-to-wall bookshelf (What can I say? I’m an editor… I love books!), and the existing wall is currently painted eight shades of green. As my favorite color, it was an easy palette choice, but never had I imagined choosing a shade would be so complicated. The wall is painted every hue from olive, teal, and moody moss, to hunter and sage, and while all are a variation of green, they each take on a unique personality when on the wall of my home. It’s not unlike private practice physical therapy. We all set out to accomplish similar goals — patient success, team satisfaction, financial stability — but we accomplish them with our own unique tint.
This month’s Impact, the Green issue, is going to knock your socks off. As Craig and I finalized the editing for the issue, we both unanimously agreed this is our strongest content issue we’ve collaborated on. Be sure to check out Andrew Lotis’ actionable piece “Sow the Seeds of Organic Marketing” for ways to grow your practice. Interested in how inflation is affecting our profession? Don’t pass up finance expert and physical therapist Suzanne Leach’s “How the Price of Eggs Is Impacting Physical Therapy.” And lastly, if you’re looking to better cultivate your green employees, read Troy Bage’s “The Five Must-Dos to Create an Optimal New Employee Experience.”
Many people associate the color green with envy, wealth, and nature, but for me, it has always felt like a sense of home. Comfortable and encouraging. Perhaps as you read this month’s issue you’ll reflect on the home you’ve found in APTA Private Practice; an abode where you’ll always have a set place to work, colleagues to encourage you, and a bookshelf to house your cherished Impact issues. J While the foundation of my home renovation may be under construction, I’m grateful that our collective footers in our professional organization are solid.