San Diego, CA – As part of a national movement to facilitate relationships that improve the physical therapy profession, physical therapy professionals and students in San Diego gathered at The Lot Liberty Station for a local PT Pub Night.
The goal of PT Pub Night is to strengthen the physical therapy profession by creating opportunities for those related to the profession – from students and researchers to seasoned PTs – to meet, share ideas, discuss challenges and consider the future of PT as it relates to both patients and health care.
PT Pub Night events also raise money for movement-based charities like Disabled Sports USA, Special Olympics, Girls on the Run, Foundation for Physical Therapy, PT Day of Service, Team Red, White & Blue, STAND Haiti, Global Women’s Health Initiative and others through its Check-In Challenge efforts.
“At PRN, we pride ourselves on our partnerships with therapy professionals and supporting the profession. There’s tremendous value in networking and sharing the experiences and challenges that face the industry to help shape the future of healthcare,” commented Bruce McDaniel, CEO of PRN. “These relationships are essential for growth and we can draw resources for inspiration and innovation.”
Over the last four years, thousands of PT professionals and students have participated in more than 1,600 PT Pub Night events held in 300-plus cities representing 47 states and 12 foreign countries. The core engine behind PT Pub Night is located in Bend, Oregon.
“These casual gatherings are about more than just meeting up for a beer,” said Tannus Quatre, a licensed physical therapist and leader of the creative team behind PT Pub Night efforts. “PT Pub Night’s function is to serve us – the physical therapy profession – by providing a connecting venue through which we develop real relationships with those around us, both locally and through the larger PT Pub Night community. Such relationships are catalysts for innovation, problem solving and progress.”
Participants largely promote events and communicate with one another via social media channels such as Twitter (@PTPubNight) and Facebook (facebook.com/PTPubNight). All events are listed on the PT Pub Night Facebook page and on the official website: ptpubnight.com.