Bellingham Physical Therapy supports the physical therapy profession and community. All of our therapists are members of the American Physical Therapy Association. We host continuing education classes for local therapists to improve the quality of physical therapy in our community. We mentor future physical therapy practitioners by providing clinical internships to physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students from several schools, including Idaho State University and Whatcom Community College. We also provide opportunities for local college and high school students to volunteer and job shadow, to assist them in planning their education and careers. We have participated in high school and college career fairs to promote health and educate students about physical therapy.
As a part of our local community, Bellingham Physical Therapy supports many local programs and events. We support local athletics, including soccer and ice skating programs, and volunteer services in the training room at Squalicum High School. We contribute to the Arthritis Foundation and participate in their annual Jingle Bell Run. We adopt a family during the holiday season each year through the Lydia House for women and children. We also sponsor booths at local events and races, including the Get Movin’ program for Bellingham Parks and Recreation.
Our employees participate in a vast array of community activities and service. Several promote health and fitness, including participation in Whatcom Sports Commission, Greater Bellingham Running Club, YMCA Strong Kids campaign, strength training instruction at the senior center, and consultation for Team in Training. Many of us volunteer to serve our community with involvement in the Whatcom Volunteer Center ’s Chore program, the Humane Society, Whatcom County Search & Rescue, and the Relay for Life. Employees are active in local clubs and churches, and many contribute to or raise money for nonprofit organizations.