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Letter From the President:

March 9th, 2022

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress. Working together is success”

-Henry Ford

 

Here’s to a fond farewell to 2021 and here’s to all the events, emotions and activities which have brought this small group of professionals closer and stronger.

 

At the beginning of this year, the executive board met and have reviewed our goals for 2020-2022. We will continue to:

  • Achieve professional visibility & regulation through government legislation

  • Maintain our strong international and local partnerships

  • Improve the membership experience with members-only programming

 

During this term, this association demonstrated exceptional skills, diversity within the profession and patient advocacy.

 

In addition to connecting with young athletes and coaches through the BAAA Initiative, the BAPT has also created a partnership with the Cancer Society of the Bahamas.  Twice a month, Physiotherapists who specialize in Oncology rehabilitation offer pro-bono services in the form of a Workshop Wellness Class for those who are undergoing treatment for cancer and/or are Cancer survivors.  Local businesses continue to offer our members invaluable discounts to items we use regularly in our clinical practice settings.

 

Finally, the association’s new website has also been a beacon of light to those around the globe who wish to connect with and learn from the Physiotherapists currently practicing in the Bahamas.

In our profession, we must remind the public that Everyone Needs Physiotherapy throughout the entire lifespan, from birth to maturity.  This is one of many steps we are taking to create many more opportunities for professional visibility and public awareness.  Keep your heads lifted up as the profession of Physiotherapy continues to make strides in action, legislation and professionalism this term.

 

Thank you for your commitment to the Bahamas Association of Physiotherapists. 

 

Sincerely, 

DeVonnia Bonimy-Lee, PT,

DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA

President, BAPT

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