About the Private Practice Section
We Are Your Physical Therapists
The Private Practice Section (PPS) is comprised of nearly 4,200 physical therapists nationwide who own, operate, or work in a private practice setting. We are a component of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and our mission is to "Champion the success of the physical therapist in business." Our vision is that "Society demands access to physical therapists' businesses." PPS members benefit from the Section's focus on advocacy; payment policy; education on practice management, business, marketing, public relations, and business innovation. The Private Practice Section, APTA was incorporated in Nevada in 1956 as a non-profit 501(c)6 and is now headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
The mission of the Private Practice Section is to Champion the success of the physical therapist in business.
A vision is a description of what the organization wants to be or achieve in the future as it successfully fulfills its mission. It captures the aspirations of the association for itself, its profession and its members. PPS’ vision is:
Society demands access to physical therapists’ business
PPS governance is carried out by an elected Board of Directors who meet regularly to ensure that the section's strategic plan, initiatives, and mission are realized. An Annual report containing membership data, financials, activities, and accomplishments is published each fall.