Gilbert PT - October 2018


When you think about viral videos of police officers, youmay not imagine your local police department lip-syncing pop songs. But this new online trend is taking the internet by storm. To show a more positive side of their departments, many stations all over the country have participated in a lip-sync challenge. While these challenges were created tomake viewers laugh, their driving purpose was to create a connection between officers and their communities. They hope to remind civilians that behind every badge is a person who isn’t all that different from you. The challenge started when Alexander Mena, a deputy in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office inTexas, posted a video of himself lip-syncing“Fuiste Mala” by the Kumbia Kings on June 19 of this year. His video, which gained over 1.5 million views, encouraged other officers to follow suit. Mena, a recruiting-teamdeputy with Bexar County for three years, has been making lip-sync videos since he downloaded Snapchat on his phone. The day he recorded this particular video, he sent it to his sergeant, who passed it along to the officers who handle social media for their office. Then it went viral. Several of the other individual officers responded with their own videos of mainstreamhits like‘N Sync’s“Bye Bye Bye”and One Direction’s“What Makes You Beautiful.”The popularity of these initial challenges inspired

other stations to create their own videos featuring entire departments singing and dancing in unison. Some of the videos with the most views are the Norfolk Police Department lip-syncing Bruno Mars’“Uptown Funk,”the Apple Valley Police Department lip-syncingThe Tokens’“The Lion Sleeps Tonight,”and San Francisco Police Department lip-syncingToo Short’s “Blow theWhistle.”Keep checking your social media to see who gets challenged next!

Patient Testimonial Don’t Just Take Our Word for It

Amazing Experience! “I cannot say enough about Jon, Pat, and the rest of the Gilbert Physical Therapy staff. After going to multiple other physical therapy facilities in the area, I can honestly say that it’s because of this exceptional group of people I am doing so well. After having a double spinal fusion at a young age, I doubted that I would be able to continue my career as a police officer. The first day I walked into physical therapy, I was petrified because of how much trauma my body had been through. I was barely able to walk upright without pain. Thanks to the staff and their hands- on, personalized approach, I returned to light duty months ahead of schedule, and I am confident that I will make a full return to work. My return to work was one worry, but my biggest concern was that I would not be able to play with my children, and with a third on the way, my decision to have surgery centered around my family. I am extremely grateful to be able to say that just six months after surgery, I am back coaching Little League Baseball and hiking with my wife, and my overall quality of life has improved with zero-to-manageable back pain! Thank you, Gilbert Physical Therapy, for an amazing experience and all the hard work to help me get to where I am today!” –NATHAN S.

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