APTA members are sharing the APTA love—and their stories are all about finding community in the association, no matter the paths they took to get there.
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, APTA asked members to share their "APTA love stories" by recounting how they first came to join the association, and what made them feel a true connection to the organization and fellow members. The results are being posted to social media and have been collected on a special "APTA Love Stories" webpage.
The stories reflect the diversity of the APTA membership. From a then-DPT student who questioned a program's membership requirement only to come to see the value in the connections she made, to an aspiring physical therapist (PT) who asked to join APTA before she'd even entered school, to longtime PTs who've spent their careers involved in the association, the details are varied. The common thread: each member discovered the ways APTA builds connections, strengthens the profession, and provides opportunities for professional growth.
But that's not where the stories end. APTA will continue to collect member reflections and periodically publish what members share, so watch your social media feeds and check back with the Love Stories page from time to time.
How about you? We'd love to hear your "APTA love story"—visit the APTA Engage website to find out how to get started.