The 4th annual PT Day of Service (PTDOS) takes place on 13 October! The event aims to transform society by galvanising physiotherapists, assistants, students, and family/friends across the globe to engage in their communities through acts of service.
The theme this year is TRANSFORM, to transform the world through compassion, community, and service. Not only do individuals come together on a singular day to give back, but we ripples are created that cause transformative change for years to come.
The first three PT Day of Service events have led to worldwide participation and have supported numerous organisations and communities in need. Last year, 4,731 participants from 55 countries, and 26 sponsors supported PTDOS.
“This was our first experience with PTDOS and it was a great opportunity. We plan to expand and do a bigger/better job next year. We are privileged to be part of such an amazing movement!”
-Jonna Parr, Hardeman County Memorial Hospital
“An inspiring and uplifting experience. Thank you for encouraging us to do this!”
-Patricia West-Low, Children’s Specialized Hospital
Treating at a pro bono clinic, working in a soup kitchen, cleaning up a park. No matter where or how, we have the ability to positively impact change. Whether we call ourselves ‘Physical Therapists’ or ‘Physiotherapists,’ service embodies who we are, what we do, and how we act. Become a part of PT Day of Service as we join together to better the world!
This year Physiopedia is joining this initiative and offers a perfect opportunity for you to serve your profession. Any physiotherapist or physical therapist can edit the Physiopedia website, so use this day to find a page that needs improving or a new page that needs creating. Your contribution to the Physiopedia website will be used by physiotherapists all over the world to increase knowledge and transform the health of the communities that they work with.
This year donations and sponsorships will benefit Move Together, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to increase access to quality rehab medicine around the corner and around the world. Move Together is the parent organisation of PT Day of Service, meaning that it handles all of the operations, expenses, and volunteer work performed.
PT Day of Service represents the best of who we are as a profession and demonstrates the impact we can have when we unite in common effort. Join in by pledging today: