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Letter from The Executive

June 30th, 2023

Welcome to the BAPT 2022-2024!


     The BAPT has been transitioning to its new Executive Committee of committed volunteers who are essential to our many programs. The opportunities provided to our members and the momentum of the profession in the Bahamas requires a large commitment of time on an on-going basis. Our volunteers offer their time and talents to be the professional representatives for the BAPT.


A few changes this year:

 

  • Continuing Education AND Profession development requirements for all registered Physiotherapists

  • Mandatory membership to the BAPT

  • Opportunities in research and development with PEDro: the Physiotherapy Evidence Database


     The Bahamas continues to undergo significant changes in economic development and access to affordable, high-quality services in healthcare. Many local and new residents are refocusing their health and wellness. The BAPT will support the needs of the general public through advocacy of competent and registered clinicians, promotion of clinical practice, updating and advancing the practitioner’s skillset and encouraging lifelong learning; a true testament to competence in the profession of Physiotherapy.

 

     The BAPT maintains stability for its members during these ever-changing times and we
continue to work in support of our members’ professional needs. Our members will continue to enjoy:
 

  • BAPT led updated national standards for the guidelines for contemporary Physiotherapy practice

  • Full access to Physiopedia clinical resources

  • Membership Organization status with World Physio

  • Updates in clinical practice from the Ministry of Health & Wellness

  • Ongoing communication via the professional website and government agencies

     In 2023, continue to support your association by paying your dues, sharing your goodwill through photos and videos using the hashtag #bapt242, connecting with us regularly on social media, attending BAPT meetings and volunteering.


     It is our great pleasure to be able to celebrate this year THE 22 YEARS of the Bahamas Association of Physiotherapists’ existence as a non-profit organization. Stay tuned for the events planned for this celebration and remember to stay connected with the current and the new Physiotherapists coming on board through the HPC.


     Thank you for your commitment to the association and let’s continue to keep ourselves and our communities safe!


Sincerely,


Executive Committee BAPT 2022-2024

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