Though you may be a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant year-round, October is your month to celebrate. As established by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1981, this month serves as a time to recognize the wide-reaching impact PTs and PTAs have on their patients’ lives and in their communities, as well as to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy.
Here are three ways to celebrate the physical therapy profession, while also raising awareness and giving back.
Talk about the benefits of physical therapy, hold a question and answer session, or share patient success stories across social media with the hashtag #ChoosePT and #PTMonth. You can also use social platforms to engage with other healthcare professionals, payers, and the public about the importance of collaborative care.
Advocate for the physical therapy profession and the patients it serves by writing a letter or an email to your legislators. To locate your state’s elected officials, click here or make use of the APTA’s rewritten letters regarding pending legislation and hot button issues impacting PTs and their patients here.
Global PT Day of Service is a tradition celebrated by PTs and PTAs in October, bringing together thousands of volunteers from more than 50 countries to help better communities across the globe. This year, PT Day of Service will be celebrated on October 12th. Pledge to participate by clicking here.
No matter how you choose celebrate PT Month, know that all of us at HealthJobsNationwide.com are celebrating with you and we are so thankful for all you do to improve lives every day.
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