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 About PTDOS

 

The PTDOS Story

PT Day of Service started with a simple question “What if?

In February of 2012 while serving as a health volunteer in Peru, PT Day of Service (PTDOS) Co-Founder, Efosa Guobadia, had this bold and inspirational idea “What if, on the same day, clinicians, students and associated staff of the Physical Therapy profession volunteered in different communities around the world?” Efosa then sought out his colleague, Josh D’Angelo (PTDOS Co-Founder), who describes his immediate response to this initiative. “I had a visceral response, one that told me this is something we not only should do, but something we need to do; a chance for the profession to show what we can do when we all work together.”
Click here to read the full background on PTDOS the Co-Founders themselves.

Since it’s inception PTDOS has grown exponential with service projects occurring each year in countries all over the world, and in all 50 states across the United States. To our knowledge, PTDOS is the first global Day of Service coordinated by a whole profession. It gives us the chance to lead and serve at the same time.

Alongside the growth of PTDOS has been the development our parent non-profit organization, Move Together. Move Together’s mission is to increase access to quality rehabilitation medicine around the corner and around the world. Move Together aims to achieve this by increasing the quality and quantity of physical therapy clinics worldwide, empowering clinicians, and catalyzing servant leaders. PT Day of Service directly contributes to Move Togethers goals by empowering leaders with a platform to serve, providing mentorship to those interested in creating sustainable service projects in their area, and providing the opportunity to financially contribute through sponsorships.
Click here to find out more information about becoming a PTDOS Sponsor

Our story of PTDOS now lives within the experiences of our participants and ambassador’s service projects and the impact upon those whom they serve. Check out some amazing past PT Day of Service projects below.

 
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Mayangone, Myanmar

Myanmar Physiotherapy Development Foundation joined PTDOS for the third time to promote physical activity, evidence based and ethical physiotherapy services.

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South Carolina, USA

GroupHab offered a wellness clinic with balance and fitness screening, posture and stretching clinic, chair yoga, and education for their community in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

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Leogane, Haiti

Faculté des Sciences de Réhabilitation de Leogane held a pro-bono clinic for PTDOS 2018. It was a full day of physiotherapy assessment and treatment for the people of Leogane, Haiti.

The PTDOS Team

PT Day of Service is brought to you by a team of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and students from around the world. This is a 100% volunteer organization made up of individuals passionate about providing sustainable service projects from their local and global community!

PTDOS Co-Founders

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Josh D’Angelo, PT, DPT, OCS

Washington, DC
Co-Founder, PT Day of Service
Co-Founder and COO, Move Together
Co-Founder and CEO, MovementX

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Efosa Guobadia, PT, DPT

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Co-Founder, PT Day of Service
Co-Founder and CEO, Move Together
Founder and CEO, FFITT Health

 

Director and Assistant Director

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Gail Bachman, PT, DPT

San Diego, CA
Director, PT Day of Service
Physical Therapist, Sharp Grossmont Hospital

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Matt Downey, PT, DPT

Santa Clara, CA
Assistant Director, PT Day of Service
Physical Therapist, Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center

 

PTDOS Core Teams

Outreach Team

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Aimee Winston, PT, DPT, OCS
Team Chair
Seattle, WA
Physical Therapist, Therapeutic Associates Madison Park Physical Therapy

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Lisa Vanwiel, PT, DPT
Davenport, IA
Physical Therapist, ChildServe

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Emily Carper, SPT
San Diego, CA
DPT Student, San Diego State University

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Justina Curtis, PTA, MHS
Henrico, VA
Instructor/DCE, ECPI University
PTA, Commonwealth Homecare

Sponsorship Team

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Brooke McIntosh, PT, DPT, MTC
Team Chair
Townson, MD
Physical Therapist, Active Life & Sports Physical Therapy

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Cori Ann Lentz, SPT
Alamo, CA
DPT Student, Samuel Merritt University

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Christine Brussock, PT, tDPT
Harrisburg, PA
Physical Therapist, MS Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Rehab Hospital

 

Social Media Team

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Kristie Serrano, SPT
Team Chair
Miami, FL
DPT Student, Florida International Univeristy

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Karen Litzy, PT, DPT
New York, NY
Owner and Physical Therapist, Karen Litzy Physical Therapy

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Hannah Cook, SPT
East Hampton, CT
DPT Student, University of Connecticut

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Emmanuela Ngozi, PT
Lagos, Nigeria
Physiotherpaist, Bioviva Holistic Spa and Pain management Clinic

Global Affairs Team

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Kyle Feldman, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT - Team Chair
Winchester, VA
Physical Therapist, ReShape Physical Therapy

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Ayobami Fasuba, BMR, PT
Lagos, Nigeria
Physical Therapist, Headquarters 2 Division Medical Service Hospital, Odogbo Barracks, Ibadan

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Adrian Palmer, BScPT, RPT, PAPHS
Jamaica
Physical Therapist, The Sports MedicTT

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Alicia Williams, PT, DPT
Phoenix, AZ
Physical Therapist, 360 Physical Therapy

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Aashika Suseendran, PT, DPT
New York, NY
Physical Therapist, DynamiCare / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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Rich Severin, PT, DPT, PhD(c), CCS
Chicago, IL
Faculty and PhD Candidate, The University of Illinois at Chicago; Baylor University

Support Team

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Alyssa Breslin, PT, DPT
Team Chair
Washington, DC
Physical Therapist

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Jen Gigliotti, PT, DPT, OCS
Hibbing, MN
Founder, 30West Fitness and Rec
Physical Therapist, Big Stone Therapies, Inc.

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Katrina Wong, SPT
Los Angeles, CA
DPT Student, Mount St. Mary’s University

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Kimberly Narro, SPT
Houston, TX
DPT Student, Texas Woman’s University

Graphics and Photography

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Onafowokan Ayobo Adewal, PT
Lagos, Nigeria
Physical Therapist

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Ericka Saito, SPT
Washington D.C.
DPT Student, George Washington University