PRIVATE PRACTICE - Leading the Way: Leadership as a Catalyst for Success

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This course was recorded on October 12, 2023

Level: Multi-Level 

Free to APTA Private Practice Members!  This webinar will explore the importance of successful and effective leadership, variations in leadership pathways, the roles of elected leaders in APTA Private Practice, and how effective leadership drives success and innovation in professional associations.  

Carrie Hall


Carrie Hall, PT, MHS, has been a physical therapist since 1983. She earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and graduate degree from Washington University in Saint Louis (WUSTL). Carrie is the former owner of Movement Systems Physical Therapy (1995-2021) and current owner of Sisu Physical Therapy and Mentoring Services in Seattle, Washington. Carrie has served on several faculties including WUSTL, Northwestern University in Chicago, and University of Washington in Seattle and has taught Continuing Education on the topic of the movement system since 1984. She is co-author of Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function and contributor to 2 Monographs for the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy online continuing education on “A Physical Therapy Approach to the Lower Quarter.”  Carrie is also a longtime advocate for physical therapy with past APTA Washington board and committee positions, as well as current Chair of Nominating Committee for APTA Private Practice. 

Ali Schoos


Ali Schoos, PT, has been a leader in her community and in the physical therapy profession at the local, state, and national levels.  She has served on the Washington state boards of the orthopedic and private practice special interest groups, as the APTA WA insurance liaison, as a delegate to HOD, and a key PT for APTA and APTA Private Practice. She served on the Primary Care Specialist task force for APTA and on the Telehealth Certificate task force. She is a strong advocate in the legislative arena for physical therapy, Alzheimer’s, and ALS. She was awarded APTA Washington’s PT of the Year in 1993, and again in 2021 for her work on legislating telehealth expansion during the pandemic. She has served on her parish council, the Bellevue YMCA board of directors, and the Alzheimer’s Regional Advocacy Board as well as numerous roles in her children’s schools including chairing the auction procurement committee. Ali just finished her second term on the board of directors for the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and then joined the Nominating Committee. She was appointed by APTA to the PAC board of trustees in 2023. She has been a speaker/presenter for PPSIG, PPS, APTA, NATA, AOAO, and local radio on health care topics. She is now a business consultant and speaker.

Ali co-founded Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy with her husband 25 years ago, retiring to a minority owner partner early in 2022. She is an avid hiker, skier and traveler, and is enjoying
more free time with her husband and family.

Kendell Jno-Finn


Kendell was born in Dominica, West Indies and came to Birmingham from St. Croix in 1999 to attend Samford University. While at Samford, Kendell was a member of the track and field team and earned a Bachelor’s in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. He then attended The University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007.  Kendell founded M3 Endeavors, a performance venture in 2015 and in 2018 expanded the company to include physical therapy and services.  M3 Performance and Physical Therapy now operates across a few platforms in the Birmingham area.  In the clinic, his specialties include injury prevention, Pilates, sports performance, post-operative rehabilitation, neurological dysfunctions, and manual strategies to improve movement dysfunctions.  He has a passion for evaluating movement in those who desire to live active lives and developing programs to improve their skill and performance.  When not in the clinic you can find him on the golf course or developing new recipes in the kitchen. Kendell’s community involvement has included mentoring students at Cornerstone School of Alabama and working with the Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO), the Alabama Chapter and the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, Samford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Department of Physical Therapy) and Learning Excellence Through Tennis (LETT).

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Leading the Way: Leadership as a Catalyst for Success
10/12/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/19/2023  |  85 minutes
10/12/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/19/2023  |  85 minutes
5 Questions
CEU Certificate
Up to 0.15 contact hours available  |  Certificate available
Up to 0.15 contact hours available  |  Certificate available