Therapists Beyond Borders is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization. Our team is composed of compassionate physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.

Empowerment is our mission

We are all about supporting disability communities and local therapists in regions of the world where access and awareness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation is limited.

Sustainability is our focus

We are not just about making a difference today; we are about building a foundation for positive change that endures over time. Our Training-of-Trainers (ToT) approach creates a ripple effect of positive outcomes that will continue to benefit individuals and communities for years to come.

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How We work

Our focus is to build sustainable programs within disability communities around the world. We engage global volunteers and local partners to co-develop therapy-focused programs identified by the local residents. We utilize the Training-of-Trainers (ToT) approach to maximize impact of training initiatives in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

In this model, experienced professionals impart their expertise to others who, in turn, become trainers themselves. This cascading effect creates a sustainable and scalable method for disseminating knowledge and skills through a multidisciplinary community.


Capacity Building

Collaboration between global and local therapists to build training programs based on local needs that will increase the knowledge and skills of clinicians and caregivers of the disability community.


Leader Empowerment

Through the ToT approach, TBB aims to elevate a group of local therapists to become TBB trainers, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to effectively deliver trainings to their community.


Peer to Peer Training

Certified TBB trainers take on the role of educators training their peers and colleagues. This facilitates the spread of knowledge and best practices to a wider audience.


Community Impact

As trainers are abreast with local customs, needs, and cultural context, they are able to adapt the delivery of training to suit the local community. Culturally relevant trainings foster greater engagement, understanding, and ownership within the community.



By training local therapists and partnering with local organizations, TBB’s aim is for the local community to take full ownership of the training programs once they have the skills, financial and human resources to sustain the programs.

Our Team

Therapists Beyond Borders is more than just a team; it’s a family. Together we break barriers, champion diversity, and foster a global community dedicated to therapy advocacy and international education initiatives. 

Collaboration is the cornerstone of our success. We celebrate the power of teamwork and diversity. We believe our cross-cultural perspectives and learning environment set us apart.

The story behind
Therapists Beyond BorderS

Our Journey and Our Story


Our Inception: From a Vision to Reality

Established in 2018 by an occupational therapist, Lauren Stanley, TBB emerged in response to her firsthand observations of the limitations of global voluntourism. We believe that mission-based groups may offer immediate relief, however, they fail to ensure lasting positive change. TBB distinguishes itself by empowering local communities globally and sustainability. We involve each community in decision-making and we foster each community's capacity to independently manage and sustain projects.


Our Approach: Community-Driven Needs Meet Community Strengths

We integrate sustainability into our approach, striving to maximize training impact while respecting community autonomy and resilience. We believe this approach fosters equitable and enduring development both locally and globally.


Our Motivation: Communities That Can Care for Their Own

Empowerment and sustainability are vital in driving community change because it lays the groundwork for self-sufficiency, resilience, and long-term progress. TBB prioritizes these principles because we believe it allows communities to overcome dependency, tackle systemic issues, and bring about enduring, positive transformations.

help us achieve our goals

Your involvement, no matter how small, makes a significant impact on our journey toward positive change!
  • Donate: Support our projects financially.
  • Volunteer: Contribute your skills and time to our initiatives.
  • Spread The Word: Share our mission on social media and within your communities.
  • Partner: Collaborate with us for a greater impact.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with our latest projects by following us on social media and subscribing to our newsletter.
  • Promote Global Sustainability: Make ethical choices in your daily life that consider the social, economic, and environment impact on global communities.

What Are We Up to?

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