Hospital flash mob for Physiotherapy Month

The beauty of flash mobs is they get attention in the most unexpected places. Like, say, a hospital. Last week, Sunnybrook was hit four times by a group of our physiotherapists dressed in matching blue shirts and getting their groove on. Over the course of two hours, they appeared in front of the Tim Horton’s line, the cafeteria, the Veterans Centre and the atrium at the Odette Cancer Centre. As people waited for their coffee, or their treatment, they got a little entertainment as well.

Physiotherapy flash mob
Physiotherapy flash mob in C-wing.

If you’re a fan of 80’s music, you’ll remember Reel 2 Real’s smash, I Like To Move It. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a flash mob group whose philosophy boasts “Physiotherapy: It Will Move You.” It did. Some observers tapped along, while others tweeted or took pictures. Everyone noticed. In a world where there is literally a national “day” or “month” for everything, that’s exactly the point.

“We want people to see that we really live and breath what we’re trying to get people to do,” one physiotherapist told me between location changes. “Part of our job is to promote health, so we hope they take that away.” So however you like to move it, happy National Physiotherapy Month!

For more information, contact the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

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Monica Matys

Monica Matys is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

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