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ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 8, 2017 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has partnered with Move Together, under the new APTA Partnerships program, which seeks to enhance relationships and develop mutually beneficial partnerships with other organizations that share common goals. The program allows APTA to extend its reach in advancing the profession of physical therapy.
Move Together was founded in 2017 by Efosa Guobadia, PT, DPT, and Josh D'Angelo, PT, DPT. The nonprofit's mission is to increase access to quality rehabilitation medicine around the corner and around the world. It offers an array of programs through 3 pillars within its organization to increase the quality and quantity of clinics, empower clinicians, and catalyze servant leaders.
"We are so pleased to formalize our relationship with Move Together," said APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD. "As part of our vision to transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience, APTA is committed to supporting organizations like Move Together. We want to stand behind efforts that benefit not only APTA and our members, but also their patients and society in general. Efosa and Josh are an inspiration, and we believe our partnership with Move Together will go a long way to achieving our goals for improving lives."
Move Together offers a diverse set of programs, including PT Day of Service, which was started in 2015 and has engaged more than 7,500 participants from 42 countries. PT Day of Service is a way for all APTA members to directly get involved and serve their communities. Move Together recently launched their Clinic Development Program. Through this effort they work side-by-side, both in the US and internationally, with local community members, physical therapists, and the respective local municipality to build a rehabilitation clinic from the ground up, and then equip and operationalize it for sustainability.
"We are excited about this new partnership with APTA and all the possibilities this collaboration will bring," said Josh D'Angelo, cofounder and chief operations officer at Move Together. "Partnering with APTA will enable us to engage with more PTs and PTAs, bring more opportunities for service and fulfillment to the profession, and create positive change through movement in more underserved communities across the world. We continue to be inspired by APTA and are motivated by their commitment to the visionary idea of a society transformed through movement."
The American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Visit MoveForwardPT.com to learn more about the types of conditions physical therapists treat, and find a physical therapist in your area.