Ep 132 Josh D’Angelo and Efosa Guobadia on PT Day of Service


Ep. 132 Chaser

In this episode, Jimmy interviews the masterminds behind PT Day of Service Josh D’Angelo and Efosa Guobadia. They discuss the success of this year’s PT Day of Service back in October and take the time to reflect on the first two years of PTDOS. Josh and Efosa express their gratitude for the support they have received and their excitement about the involvement that PT Day of Service has elicited. They also look ahead to where they want and expect to be in future years. Efosa offers a very thought provoking #partingshot.

Bio: Josh D’Angelo, PT, DPT, OCS

Josh graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from George Washington University and completed his Bachelor in Science degree at the University of Michigan. He enjoys working with a diverse patient population and has treated everyone from professional athletes to adults with disabilities. Josh is certified in trigger point dry needling and is now pursuing his certification in functional manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art. Outside of clinic, Josh is an adjunct faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at George Washington University. He also loves to explore his passion for global service and has treated patients and taught clinicians in Central America and Asia. Josh has served in numerous national leadership positions and continues to be active in physical therapy advocacy through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Bio: Efosa Guobadia, PT, DPT

Efosa is the Founder of Physical Therapy Haven. He received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Umass-Amherst, and his Physical Therapy Doctorate from the University of Scranton. He is driven by his love for this profession which allows us to use our hands and words to help others.

Contact PT Day of Service

Website: http://ptdayofservice.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PTDayofService/

Twitter: @PTDayofService

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ptdayofservice/

Contact Josh D’Angelo

Website: https://www.movetogether.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josh.dangelo

Twitter: @joshdangelo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshdangelo/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-d-angelo-pt-dpt-ocs-71b9b153

Contact Efosa Guobadia

Website: http://www.pthaven.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/efosag11

Twitter: @EfosaGuobadia

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/efosaguobadia/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/efosaguobadia?trk=pub-pbmap

Episode 132 Shoutouts

Kelly Starrett & family – founder of Mobility WOD, episode 54

APTA – http://www.apta.org/

Therapeutic Associates – https://www.therapeuticassociates.com/

Athletico – http://www.athletico.com/

ATI – http://www.atipt.com/

WebPT – https://www.webpt.com

Shepherd Center – https://www.shepherd.org/

Greg Johnson, PT, FFFMPT, FAAOMPT – co-founder of Institute of Physical Art

Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT – Host of PT Pintcast

Kathy Mairella, PT, DPT, MA – Board of Directors of APTA – @KathyMairella

Episode 132 Highlights

(0:55) Meaning of the day: “Encapsulate the Why.”

(1:43) PT Day of Service. What is it in case someone doesn’t know?

(2:02) #PTDOS

(3:36) “On Facebook alone, we had almost 90,000 people talking about PTDOS”

(4:36) “I wouldn’t call us ‘nipslip’ numbers yet, but that’s our goal.”

(4:57) Where is PTDOS going next?

(6:33) Mention some of your sponsors. Let’s help them out.

(7:06) How much money did you raise this year?

(8:20) What are you looking forward to for PTDOS? What are your predictions? What are you aiming for?

(9:38) Where would you want to move to within the United States to be a PT?

(9:48) What is something you are currently reading or have just read that you are really into?

(10:28) Who is someone in the physical therapy field that we need to know more about? Who is flying under the radar?

(10:56) Jimmy, you’ve been interviewed on PT Pintcast, right?

(11:48) Efosa shares an incredible anecdote. Listen to it! Then go play.


Efosa Guobadia: 3 lessons. Lesson 1: Pursue your daily joy each and every day. Lesson 2: Live life with intentionality. Lesson 3: Play. Play every day.

Josh D’Angelo: Listen to Efosa’s #partingshot one more time.

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