365 Health is the Physical Therapist’s Best PR and Public Service Opportunity

With health care changing faster than at any time in history, physical therapists and our physical therapy facilities need to be out front educating the public on what physical therapy is and what we do. If we want to keep our profession, our careers and our jobs, WE must let people know how and where we, as physical therapy professionals, fit in the emerging and ever-changing health care system.

APTA Colorado has committed to staffing as many 365 Health Fair (formerly known as 9Health Fair) sites as possible in the Denver Metro area and throughout Colorado. In return, the Colorado Chapter and our members will be recognized prominently as 365 Health Fair “partners” in promotional materials!

Get together with your colleagues and volunteer to staff at least one site. Remember, PTAs and students may screen, but according to 365 Health Fair rules, they must be under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.

There are Two Steps to Volunteer...

You may search for a fair site by city, zip, county, screening (PTs do the Body in Balance screening), or date, or you may browse the full list of fairs scheduled. 

The 365 Health Fair is asking all volunteers to sign up through its website. This will insure that you are staffed at a location that is offering the Body in Balance screening and it also allows the volunteer coordinators to efficiently manage all the volunteers at that site. Sign up only takes a few moments. At the end of the process, you will create an account for convenient access in the future.

  • Go to https://www.365health.org/health-fairs/volunteer/signup
  • Complete your contact information
  • Please answer the following questions as indicated below:
    • “Are You a Medical Volunteer?”: YES
    • “Credentials”: PT/OT/Exercise Physiologist
    • “Screenings That I am Qualified and Would Like to Perform”: Body in Balance

In the next step, please choose the first option for volunteering: “Volunteer at a health fair on the day or days of the event.” Complete the remaining steps, you will receive a confirmation email and will be contacted by a volunteer coordinator as soon as possible to confirm your position.

You must request Body in Balance screening cards and the protocol from the APTA/Colorado Chapter office. Complete the form below and submit. Materials will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service and will be sent to you prior to the fair date. *PLEASE REQUEST MATERIALS AT LEAST TWO (2) WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR FAIR DATE. If you cannot meet this deadline, you must pick up materials from the APTA/Colorado office or provide a FedEx account number for shipping.

Materials will only be sent to currently licensed PTs in the state of Colorado. Membership in the APTA is not a requirement. PTAs and students may screen, but according to 365 Health Fair rules, they must be under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.

Please note: It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete a Body in Balance screening, therefore one PT/PTA/student can screen a maximum of six individuals in one hour. The amount of screening cards that will be sent is based on how many volunteers are indicated in the field(s)* below.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT THE FORM BELOW ONE TIME PER FAIR SITE BOOTH. Each volunteer does NOT need to submit the materials form. 

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