Abilene City Council recognizes HSU’s Physical Therapy Program during National PT Month

October 9, 2018 Dr. Kristina Campos-Davis, Dir. of Communications

The American Physical Therapy Association has designated the month of October as “National Physical Therapy Month,” and this morning, in honor of Hardin-Simmons’ growing Physical Therapy program, the City of Abilene followed suit.  Mayor Anthony Williams officially proclaimed October as “National Physical Therapy Month” in Abilene.

Dr. Jill Jumper accepts the proclamation from Mayor Anthony Williams
Dr. Jill Jumper accepts the proclamation from Mayor Anthony Williams

“We wanted to recognize the impact that physical therapists make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives,” declared Mayor Anthony Williams.

Dr. Jill Jumper accepted the award on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, who filled the city council’s chambers. “We have been providing care to this community for more than 20 years,” she said. She also invited the city council to come and see the new facilities, which recently opened to the public.

PT students celebrate in City Hall
PT students celebrate in City Hall

The official proclamation goes on, “Through ongoing education, research, and physical therapy practice, physical therapists are able to prevent disease, promote good health, reduce pain, and enhance the quality of life of countless individuals. As Mayor of the City of Abilene, I am honored to recognize the many physical therapists who on a daily basis dedicate their time and talent to caring or the physical health of the citizens of our city.”

This proclamation was combined with the proclamation making this week HSU Physician Assistants Week in Abilene and Houston.

“It’s a good time to be a Cowboy,” commented Councilman Weldon Hurt, “Hardin-Simmons should really be commended for all the work they are doing.  Thank you.”

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