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Physical Therapy - Community Involvement

Sharing your talents in the community

Community involvement goes above and beyond the delivery of essential health care. It aligns with our mission to promote health and well-being, prevent illness, and contribute to the welfare of the communities we serve. As a non-for-profit health care provider, we are committed to improving well being by collaborating with community partners.

Physical therapists and the rehab services teams are key contributors to Aurora Health Care's community outreach programs, including:

  • Giving community lectures
  • Supporting the development of current and future therapists
    • Supporting and educating clinical students at all levels
    • Offering shadow opportunities
    • Attending/hosting career day activities
    • Serving as guest lecturers at local universities
    • Holding board member positions at therapy schools
    • Sponsoring student nights
    • Being actively involved with American Physical Therapy and Wisconsin Physical Therapy associations
  • Participating in local runs/walks (leading warm-up exercises, providing massage therapy services)
  • Participating in health fairs (offering free injury screenings, education on posture and body mechanics, balance assessments for seniors and more)
  • Partnering with local entities, such as the Milwaukee Fire Department, to educate staff about injury prevention and treatment options
  • Delivering food baskets to home health patients during the holidays (Aurora Visiting Nurse Association therapy staff)
  • Addressing home safety through wellness fairs (Aurora Visiting Nurse Association therapy staff)
  • Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month by providing information on physical therapy services, wellness and movement ideas to Aurora caregivers, patients and visitors
  • Supporting the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Advocacy Day (Aurora Health Care won the association's Grassroots Advocacy Award in 2009)