“Demand more of yourself” That was the motivational and inspirational quote painted in six-foot tall letters on the concrete back wall of the CrossFit Rubicon Gym in Washington DC. This quote completed my experience of volunteering at the Wounded Warrior Games, and will forever impact my life and job as a physical therapist. The Working Wounded Games was the first CrossFit competition in the nation to provide a level playing field for wounded and differently-abled athletes. CrossFit is a functional fitness program based on high-intensity workouts with a blend of Olympic lifts as well as other traditional calisthenics and strength and conditioning modalities. The Working Wounded Games drew athletes with traumatic brain Injuries, multiple blast injuries, multiple amputations, as well as congenital amputations and developmental disorders. It was a jaw-dropping and inspirational experience to witness the competitive and athletically determined participants adapt and adjust their bodies in order to biomechanically benefit and conserve energy through each event. As much as I enjoyed being a spectator of this amazing event, I also enjoyed volunteering my time as part of the medical staff along with fellow USA students, Malerie Roderigues, Katie Bucholz, and Dianna DiToro. Volunteering as a physical therapy student gave me the opportunity to work with the athletes on the sidelines who suffered from injuries during the event. On the sidelines, I was able to utilize my physical therapy knowledge and clinical skills to help provide small, temporary relief to the injured athletes and provide injury prevention education in order to help get the athletes back in the competition. It was clear that “minor injuries” would not prevent these athletes from their goal of competing that day. As I worked with the athletes, the quote “demand more of yourself” kept repeating in the back of my head. I realized this wasn’t just a great opportunity to volunteer, it was also a great opportunity to help advocate physical therapy services to the public and athletic population. As we make the push toward direct access and autonomous practitioners, I believe we need to demand more from our profession through volunteering and advocating for physical therapy services during athletic competitions. Athletic competitions could serve as a standard place for physical therapists to help educate the athletes and the public on injury prevention education as well as provide exercises to further prevent musculoskeletal injuries from occurring at athletic events.