#pt4ukraine: physical therapy for ukraine
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Attacks that have taken place in Ukraine have displaced countless families and resulted in numerous injuries, many life-threatening, and even more that would benefit from physical therapy.
According to the World Physiotherapy Association, there are only about 3,000 practicing physiotherapists in all of Ukraine to provide that care. That equates to only about 15% of the physical therapy professionals in just Illinois, alone!
The Ukraine physiotherapists are overwhelmed and need our help.
The IPTA is working with Ukraine health providers, members of their local government, and other organizations to identify specific opportunities for us to assist with equipment purchases, continuing education, and possibly even providing physical therapy care through telehealth. To support these efforts, the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation has launched a campaign, #PT4Ukraine, to help raise awareness and financial support to combat the overwhelming need of rehabilitation services for citizens impacted by the ongoing conflict overseas.
Our #PT4Ukraine fundraising campaign kicked off in conjunction with the yearly celebration of “World PT Day”.
ICYDK: World PT Day is a day for unity and solidary of the global physiotherapy community. It is a perfect opportunity to help recognize the work that physical therapist do for their patients and community.
Here’s how it works:
- Follow us on social media to find our #PT4Ukraine posts - then like, share, and tag your friends, family and colleagues to help raise awareness about the need for physical therapy in the Ukraine.
- Make a donation and you will receive a sticker or magnet in the mail – display it prominently to encourage others to support #PT4Ukraine.
- Join our volunteer lists – if you are interested in providing pro bono therapy services through telehealth or teaching a virtual continuing education program for Ukraine physiotherapists. Your contribution is tax-deductible as described on your receipt and to the extent allowed by law. IPTF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our EIN number is 47-2449601. Questions? Contact IPTA at [email protected].
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
SELECT A GIFT OF A YELLOW BUTTON STICKER, SUNFLOWER STICKER, OR BLUE MAGNET TO HELP PROMOTE #PT4UKRAINE BY NOTING YOUR SELECTION IN THE COMMENT SECTION OF THE DONATION FORM. YOUR GIFT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU.