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.

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.

Lauren Sok, PT, MPT

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

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.”


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.

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