San Diego, California – January 14, 2019 – CovalentCareers, Inc. sponsored the 2018 Global PT Day of Service. On October 13, 2018, the CovalentCareers team joined thousands of participants worldwide volunteering to serve their communities in the name of physical therapy.
The Global PT Day of Service began in 2015 as an initiative to raise the profile of physical therapy worldwide while also getting physical therapists involved in their communities. Participants can sign up to volunteer or organize events in their area. Since 2015, the event has expanded to include PTs in 55 countries. Events include everything from beach cleanup to pro bono care.
CovalentCareers has sponsored service initiatives in optometry and allied therapy for the last 5 years in an effort to fulfill their mission of empowering new healthcare professionals to create happy and successful careers. “PT Day of Service is the perfect complement to CovalentCareers. The initiative started as something small and has turned into something worldwide,” said Dr. Brett Kestenbaum, DPT and COO of CovalentCareers.
As a PT Day of Service Ambassador, Dr. Kestenbaum organized a beach cleanup at Mission Beach in San Diego. “There was actually a local surf competition going on,” Dr. Kestenbaum said. “They noticed that we were cleaning the beaches, and they gave a huge shout-out to us, and thanked us all for the work that we were doing, just cleaning the beaches right in front of them.”
“As physical therapists, we’re all very blessed,” said Dr. Kestenbaum. “We have a career where we get to help people. When we’re doing our daily routines and our daily jobs, we’re helping patients, and that’s great. But there’s more to it than that: there’s serving our communities.”
To participate in the 2019 PT Day of Service, visit the PT Day of Service website.
CovalentCareers is a career development company for new healthcare professionals and the largest provider of new graduate healthcare professional career resources. In addition, CovalentCareers provides job listing and recruitment-marketing services to healthcare facilities in the healthcare verticals of eyecare and allied therapy.