The Essential Summer Reading List For PTs

Jul 6 | , , , , ,

THE TOP 5 BOOKS SELECTED ESPECIALLY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

By Carol A. Wilcox

PREFERRED Therapy Providers Inc.

The summer months are perfect for taking some time off from your practice to recharge, reflect and refresh. Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical island, taking a sail on a lake, or sitting by the pool in your own backyard, bring along a book or two while relaxing in your own slice of paradise!

We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 books for your summer reading enjoyment. So, put on some sunscreen, take a seat in a chaise lounge, sip some lemonade and enjoy these books selected especially for physical therapists:

1. RUN, DON’T WALK: THE CURIOUS AND COURAGEOUS LIFE INSIDE WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER BY ADELE LEVINE

Adele Levine was a physical therapist for six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. During her time there, she rehabilitated American soldiers who had lost limbs during combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. This memoir about what it was like to be a physical therapist working with amputees is both humorous and inspiring.

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2. DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A PATH TO PROFITS, PASSION, AND PURPOSE BY TONY HSIEH 

This is a great business read for any clinic owner looking for motivation and inspiration.  Hsieh, CEO and visionary behind Zappos, writes about how an emphasis on company culture can lead to amazing success.

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3. START WITH WHY: HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE EVERYONE TO TAKE ACTION BY SIMON SINEK

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? That’s the question author Simon Sinek begins with in this book that shows that the leaders who have had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way – and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does.

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4. THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE: HOW A POSITIVE BRAIN FUELS SUCCESS IN WORK AND LIFE BY SHAWN ACHOR

Happiness fuels success. This book shows the reader why mindset is crucial in dictating your future rather than being a byproduct of other outcomes. The author provides practical tools to begin to develop your own happiness in work and in life, along with additional resources to help you in your own journey.

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5. ATOMIC HABITS: AN EASY & PROVEN WAY TO BUILD GOOD HABITS AND BREAK BAD ONES BY JAMES CLEAR

Author James Clear is one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation. In his book, he reveals practical strategies by breaking down habits into four key areas. A must read book for any business owner.

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About the Author:

Carol A. Wilcox is the staff writer and head of marketing communications at PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc. You can reach Carol here.

This article is brought to you by PREFERRED Therapy Providers Inc. PREFERRED is the nation’s leading payor management services network. Our expertise is working with physical, occupational and speech therapy practices – from single clinics to multiple clinic locations.