Physical therapy is a rewarding career field. I get to be a co-pilot and watch people do amazing things that they didn't think possible. I really love what I do and I consider myself a promoter of physical therapy.
But there's a problem: despite my promotion efforts, many of my friends and family don't know what I do or how I help people. In fact, when I ask around, it seems like most people don't know what we do in physical therapy or they have some serious misconceptions. In many parts of the US, less than 10% of people with low back pain see a physical therapist first. This needs to change!
GetPT1st is an attempt to address that problem. It is a grassroots movement of like-minded therapists to go direct to consumers and share what we do in jargon free language. We bridge the gap and attempt to make the wonderful research about PT easily understandable. We share success stories to illustrate how we help, so people can see how it all works. We promote physical therapy as a first choice for those dealing with aches and pains, sprains and strains. And we're more than just therapists, as students and even patients themselves have joined in.
Here's the pitch to you: take one minute out of your day on March 1st and post something on the social media platform of your choice. We're not asking for money, just one minute of your time. Share a story, share your story, share your passion for PT, share why people should seek out a physical therapist, just share!
To learn more about the March 1st GetPT1st social media takeover, head over to our website. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can join our Facebook event page to get ideas and updates as the date approaches. Together we can change how the public thinks about physical therapy. Will you join us?
- Sean Hagey, GetPT1st
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