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LIVE from the Private Practice Section Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, I am joined by Dan Mills to chat about humanitarian work. Dan Mills, PT, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is the sole owner of Performance Rehab Clinics, a multisite, PT-owned, outpatient PT business in Salt Lake City.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Dan became involved in humanitarian work

-Characteristics to look for in humanitarian work

-How to make a lasting impact in the communities that you serve

-A few considerations before engaging in philanthropy

-And so much more!

 

“Every wheelchair user deserves the right to be examined and fitted by a physical therapist.”

 

“I waited for the right opportunity.”

 

“You have to find a fixable problem.”

 

“We have to find a way to reframe it so it’s not medical tourism.”

 

“Finding out what they need rather than us impose our western view of what they need is a really, really difficult thing.”

 

“There are so many solvable problems out there.”

 

For more information on Dan:

Dan Mills, PT, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is the sole owner of Performance Rehab Clinics, a multisite, PT-owned, outpatient PT business in Salt Lake City. His practice focus is general orthopedics and occupational medicine. He is passionate about Ironman triathlons, backcountry skiing, fly-fishing, and family. He just completed his tenth humanitarian trip to Africa and his third full Ironman. He has served on APTA committees including Finance and CSM Review (on behalf of PPS). He has also served as PPS Treasurer and Vice President.

Resources discussed on this show:

Dan Mills Twitter

Performance Rehab Clinics Website

Motivation UK Website

US Aid Website

APTA Pro Bono Opportunities

NetHealth Free Online Community

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Xo Karen

 

 

 

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