APTA Launches Move Forward Collection of Clothing and Specialty Items

ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 28, 2009 ― APTA recently launched its exclusive new Move Forward™ collection of clothing and specialty items to help members promote the Move Forward™ brand for the physical therapist. It features a wide range of merchandise, all of which is imprinted or embroidered with the brand logo and slogan Move Forward™. Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life. 

The colorful collection is suitable for members' National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) 2009 celebrations and also appropriate for use throughout the year. It includes several items not found in previous  NPTM collections such as embroidered fleece jackets, embossed note cards, license plate holders, exercise balls, media holders, Eggsercisers® hand exercisers, exercise balls, and shoe wallets. Also available are traditional favorites like pedometers, posters, banners, duffels, stopwatches, long and short sleeve t-shirts, caps, and polos in both unisex and women's styles.

Members and their staffs are encouraged to wear the Move Forward™ apparel for work and play, to display the posters and banners in their facilities and at community events, and to utilize the other items such as sports bottles, travel mugs, duffels, coolers, pens, and key chains, as gifts to referring physicians and other referral sources, and as prizes and handouts at local events.

The collection, that is available only from APTA, can be seen in ads in PT Magazine and on APTA's Web site at www.apta.org. Orders can be placed online at www.apta.org/nptm or by phoning APTA's Member Services Department at 800/999-2782, ext 3395.  Members looking for tips and tools to aid in planning their National Physical Therapy Month celebrations are urged to visit the Association's Web site at www.apta.org/nptm.

Physical therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery or the side effects of prescription medications. APTA represents more than 72,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Its purpose is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals through the advancement of physical therapist practice, education, and research. In most states, patients can make an appointment directly with a physical therapist, without a physician referral. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat and find a physical therapist in your area at www.moveforwardpt.com.

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