Here’s an excerpt of the latest APTA News.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST STANLEY PARIS, PT, PhD, ATTEMPTS TO BECOME OLDEST PERSON TO SWIM ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
Public Invited to Pledge per Mile or Donate to Help Raise Funds for Physical Therapy Research
ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 20, 2008 — Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, will attempt to enter the Guinness World Records in July 2008 as the oldest person to swim across the English Channel. Paris is making this record-breaking attempt to raise funds for the Foundation for Physical Therapy “Destination: Research Excellence — Roadmap for the Future of Physical Therapy” campaign.
To accomplish my goals of swimming the Channel, I am focused on staying physically fit, mentally tough, and emotionally stable,”
Paris said. “As a physical therapist, I have helped patients restore, maintain, and enhance their physical functioning. My knowledge and expertise gives me the tools to properly train and the skills to listen to my body in order to prevent injury.”
“The physical therapy profession is working to increase evidence-based practice,” Paris said. “The money we raise is creating possibilities for physical therapist researchers to push the boundaries of science and ultimately improve the quality of life for the patients we serve every day.” The Foundation’s goal is to raise $4 million by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Annual Conference & Exposition, June 11-14, 2008, in San Antonio, TX