“There is nothing healthy about racism. It’s a disease of the heart and mind that has infected not just people but customs, systems, and laws. There is no vaccine. We must be the cure.”
—-APTA President Sharon Dunn, Pt, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Excel acknowledges that our nation and each one of us, is experiencing an extremely difficult time right now following the most recent death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement. This is but one recent incident in a long line of individuals who faced unjust deaths that include, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, and the list goes on.
Please allow me to be clear, Excel does not tolerate racism or discrimination in any form.
As our community raises its voice to draw attention to this issue and start a catalyst to mitigate the unequitable treatment that exists in our society, there have been many that have used the platform to thwart these efforts through violent activity. Excel has placed the safety of its patients and team members as a priority, by closing clinics when it was not deemed safe, adjusting schedules to abide by curfews and adding protective measures to clinic facilities where needed.
We are all experiencing the anguish in many different ways, yet there is so much that binds us together, even as we see division amongst our nation’s people.
Healing comes to us through various avenues and there are many outlets to contribute to our community’s healing in a way that will bring about transformation.
The services in which each of our physical therapists deliver to anyone in need of our care, will always continue to be provided in a way that is inclusive, compassionate, individualized and expert. That is unwavering. We take pride in the values we uphold each day and our Excel leaders are here to listen, and to provide support, now and always.
Yours in Hope, Joy and Health,
Kris Mullen, CEO Excel Physical Therapy