PT Day of Service

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PT Day of Service has come and gone, but it’s left us with a really good feeling about where this event, and our profession, can go in the future.

More than 1,700 PT professionals from around the world volunteered in the name of physical therapy.  Some examples of PT Day of Service events were clothing drives, balance screens, dynamic warm-ups for youth soccer programs, wheelchair cleaning and bicycle fittings.

APTA leaders were on hand in Alexandria VA with a fantastic turnout for their #PTDOS step challenge.  Participants climbed the LONG and STEEP stairs in front of the masonic temple in Alexandria.  A donation was made by each participant that went to the Arlington Free Clinic.

PT Pintcast host Jimmy McKay was on hand climbing the stairs (with a hangover) and talked with PT Day of Service creators Josh D’Angelo & Efosa Guobadia to hear in their words what PT Day of Service was about, and where it could go.  Plus, DPT students from Marymount University talked him Jimmy about their experience with the day of service and the APTA.

Here’s a link to the episode.

Marymount University Students featured in the photos are:Codi Lesniewski, Lisa Marie Tran, Carolyn Drislane, Haley Hawes, Linnea Picciano, Andrea Simone, Lisa Saladino,  Stacy Peptone and Caitlin Cederholm)

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