October 23rd-24th WPTA Fall Conference
Madison Marriott West, Middleton

Friday 10/24
8AM – 5PM
MBA and PT Business
Laurence Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA
David Browder, PT, DPT, OCS

We will spend a day at the intersection of academia, evidence and success in private practice.  The presentation will be a combination of lectures, multimedia, engaging discussion and Harvard Business case study approach.  Discussion to include”How to Design a Winning Private Practice Physical Therapy Business Model.”

One Day MBA Agenda and Description

8:00 – 8:30 AM Intro 15′ and parking lot
8:30 – 9:15 AM “Why physical therapy will flourish under health care reform” (LB)
9:15 – 9:30 AM Break
9:30 – 10:45 AM “How to design a winning private practice physical therapy business model” (DB/LB)
10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 12:00 AM “What Patients Really Want” (LB/DB) and Parking Lot

WPTA Meeting and Lunch

2:00 – 2:45 PM “Providing Service Excellence” (LB)
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 3:45 PM “The Customer From Hell – A Case Study” (LB/DB)
3:45 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM “Execution” (DB)

For more information and registration: conference/fall2014/


PPS New Orleans

Upper Midwest Conference Networking

November 6th-9th PPS Annual Conference
New Orleans

The PPS Annual Conference is a wonderful chance for you to hear national speakers and network with private practice PTs from across the country.

Upper Midwest Conference Networking Event
We will be joining with our colleagues from the Iowa Private Practice Section Special Interest Group to host an Upper Midwest Networking Event.

Where:  Happy’s Irish Pub
Happy’s VIP Billiard Room
1009 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA  70112
*Private entrance on Poydras directly to the left of Happy’s Irish Pub

When:  Thursday 11/7 from 9 PM to midnight

Find your PPSIG Board members – free drink tickets for our members.

Questions? – Contact Amy Snyder at

We would like to congratulate Rob Worth!!

PPSIG member, Rob Worth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, LAT, owner of Advance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine will be honored in New Orleans as the 2013 Recipient of the Jayne L. Snyder Private Practice of the Year.  Another reason to gather and  celebrate!

Hope to see you in New Orleans

Who We Are

WPTA PP-SIG is a Private Practice Special Interest Group of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, Inc. Our group is composed of physical therapists in private practice throughout the State of Wisconsin, including solo practitioners and those with multiple clinics.

Our Primary Goal

To create a unified voice for physical therapy private practices in Wisconsin.

Our Mission

To foster growth, economic viability, sound business and clinical practices of physical therapist owned PT services for the benefit of the public, and to promote exclusive ownership of PT services by physical therapists in the State of Wisconsin.

Value Statements

  1. We value business practices that promote the development of small business private practice. We value the promotion of reimbursement for services commensurate with physical therapy as a doctoring profession that is patient centric.
  2. We value collaboration and alliances among private practices that fosters growth, and continued advocacy of individual practices.
  3. We value business model innovation that continues to promote private practice physical therapy and physical therapy as a doctoring profession.
  4. We value our ability to work together; leveraging our group’s purchasing volume to negotiate better rates on goods and services for the benefit of our members.
  5. We value direct access and the consumer’s right to choose their physical therapist as their preferred provider of neuromuscularskeletal care, without barriers.

Our Objectives

  • To establish and work toward the goals and missions of the APTA, PPS, WPTA and WPTA PPSIG.
  • To promote the development of private practice in physical therapy.
  • To stimulate, encourage, promote and establish goals and priorities for the Group and the WPTA, and carry them out through the help of professional consultants or our own membership.
  • To collaborate with PPSIGs in Midwestern States to encourage regional collaboration.

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