- Oct. 5, 2020
-- The key role physical activity plays in every facet of health is well-known - yet an estimated 80% of U.S. adults and adolescents don't get enough. For this year's National Physical Therapy Month in October, we're highlighting the transformative role PTs can play in making sufficient physical activity the rule, not the exception. PTs are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education and prescribed movement. However, transforming lives does not stop inside the clinic; we also look for ways to give back to our communities. This October, HD Physical Therapy is acknowledging National PT Month by again participating in the movement called "Global PT Day of Service," observed on Saturday, October 10th
Global PT Day of Service (PTDOS) began as a thought that, what if, on the same day, clinicians, students and associated staff of the physical therapy profession volunteered in different communities all around the world? What if, they then shared those moments and acts in a way that was galvanizing, inspiring and promoted connections all over the world? PTDOS would give the PT community the unique chance to unite and contribute to something that would impact the lives of everyone involved.
As most community events we usually participate in are cancelled, the American Physical Therapy Association of Massachusetts (APTAMA) is hosting a Virtual 5k Walk/Run to raise money for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). Funds raised via participants' donations go directly towards supporting patients who receive care through BHCHP and the Barbara McInnis House. They are asking for a $5 donation to participate;
you can donate at Eventbrite.com.
"Although it may look different this year, Global PT Day of Service presents an amazing opportunity for our HDPT family to join together and actively make a difference in our local communities. It's always rewarding to be able to help, educate and inspire our neighbors," says Dr. Glenn D'Addario, MSPT, DPT, HD Physical Therapy co-founder. "As participants in PTDOS, this event provides us with the perfect platform to be of service to others."
*Please note: The health and safety of our patients and staff is always our top priority. We are currently open and accepting new patients, in Wakefield & Burlington, Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm. We are offering one-on-one, in-clinic visits and telehealth services. There are no waiting lists for new patients. We are conveniently located right off major highways; we accept every health insurance plan and work with you to create a hassle-free rehabilitation experience. We are also continuing to follow all recommended safety precautions. Please visit our website for more information, https://www.HDPTonline.com
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