Dear Physiotherapy Colleagues and Friends,
Every year we celebrate World Physical Therapy Day as a special day of the profession. It is a time when we honour the tireless work of generations of physiotherapists who serve the people with tremendous dedication and commitment. The Singapore Physiotherapy Association Council would like to extend our upmost gratitude to all our physiotherapy colleagues and friends for your continuous efforts in pursuing the highest standards of physiotherapy practice and quality care for our patients and clients.
As Vince Lombardi, an American football player, coach, and executive in the National Football League once said: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Our physiotherapy community gathered in various occasions since last year, including the Singapore-International Physiotherapy Congress 2016 and Fit for FUNction collaborations with ActiveSG. These events were treasured moments of learning from and with one another, as well as collaboration across various sectors of our community, whether in the form of education or public outreach. They were opportunities where passions spark, dots connect and relationships build, within the profession and across with other stakeholders and partners. The spirit of contributing to the people we serve and the nation we love can only exist with your determination and ongoing efforts.
Reiterating on our theme for Physiotherapy Day 2017 “Move It! Move It”, SPA and ActiveSG will mark a significant milestone of partnership by establishing a memorandum of understanding. Both of us will work closely together to extend the “FIT for FUNction” fitness screening beyond the public education sessions, and into the ActiveSG gyms within the heartlands. The recent training of exercise trainers and volunteers conducted by SPA in July is the first stepping stone in our profession’s efforts to connect, empower and engage our partners in care. SPA hopes to continually educate the public on the importance of physical activity and exercise, as well as, the physiotherapists’ role in injury and disease prevention.
In addition, we would like to invite you and your physiotherapy colleagues, friends and family to join us on our “Movie Night” on the 8th of September. Do not hesitate as well, to film a boomerang of your colleagues and you, tag #singaporephysiotherapy on instagram – you stand to win attractive prizes in our Physiotherapy Day Boomerang Challenge! We are also curious to find out how you and your colleagues celebrate the occasion. We want to hear from you – do email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Step forward and join us, as a community of healthcare practitioners, ever ready to serve and take on future endeavours.
Last but not least, on behalf of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association Council, we congratulate you for your ongoing contributions to the profession and have a memorable Physiotherapy Day!
Lee Sin Yi