APTA celebrates 30th National Physical Therapy Month

The American Physical Therapy Association celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October. This year is the 30th anniversary of NPTM, which raises awareness about the many benefits of physical therapy.

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The NPTM theme this year is “Choose to Move,” which emphasizes physical therapists’ unique value as movement experts and the benefits of regular physical activity.

NPTM is also an opportunity to host service events in the community, at a place of work, on campus, etc. PTs, PTAs, and students educate the public about the value of physical therapy and how they help get — and keep — people moving.

“National Physical Therapy Month is an opportunity every year to take time to recognize the outstanding impact physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have on society and health care,” said APTA President Roger Herr, PT, MPA. “It’s also an opportunity to amplify awareness of the profession in our communities.”

Happening this month at UF PT

NFL Stadium Tour Fall Walking Challenge

The Fall Walking Challenge is a four-week, competitive team walking challenge. Staff and faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy have teamed up to rise to the challenge!

When: October 3-30, 2022 at 5:30 pm


Fitness and Fellowship Kick-off

The Department of Physical Therapy has partnered with Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and Greater Liberty Hill United Methodist Church for a community walk to promote health and fellowship.

When: October 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Where: Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church


BOOST: Transform Your Workday

Most of us spend more time recharging our phones than recharging ourselves. We are working harder and longer but refueling our brains, bodies and spirit less and less. This live webinar will outline an energy management solution, based on intentional work breaks, to transform the way you work and boost your energy levels all day long.

When: October 11, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Where: Webinar


Continue to check this page for more NPTM updates and events.