On Sun., Oct. 5, 90 students from Belmont’s School of Physical Therapy participated in the annual Dierks Bentley Celebrity Motorcycle Ride and Jam Session benefitting Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt . Belmont’s PT students, along with Professor Michael Voight, get involved each year with this event as a way to celebrate October as National Physical Therapy Month. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) intends its members to use October as an opportunity to educate communities about who physical therapists are and what they do. APTA designated the theme for this October as “Physical Therapy: It’s All About Movement.” Voight, fellow faculty, staff and Belmont’s PT students serve as volunteers at the annual Music and Miles Ride to increase awareness of physical therapy in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
This year’s charity ride started in Williamson County and wound through downtown Music City, ending at Riverfront Park where gathered crowds were treated to performances by Bentley, Tim McGraw, Jeremy Camp and others. Belmont students were recognized throughout the day as the staff working behind the scenes to help make this event successful. The 2008 Music and Miles ride and concert raised more than $276,000.