We love to shine a spotlight on those who shine in our profession.

The Academy has established the following annual awards for members: The Award of Excellence, The Distinguished Service Award, and The Professional Merit Award. Please feel free to nominate active members.

The Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence is established to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions toward advancement of the science and practice of clinical electrophysiology and wound management in scholarly endeavors which have promoted the academic, research, and clinical aspects of our profession.

2016 Recipients: Gregory Paul Ernst, PT, PhD, ECS, SCS and Jodi J. Harris, PT, WCC,CWS

Nomination Form

The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is established to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions in leadership and service roles within this section. The recipients of this award have had a noteworthy track record of performing beyond the call of duty to accomplish goals that are salient to the section.

2017 Recipient: Harriett B. Loehne, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS

2016 Recipient: Christine Conroy, PT, DPT, MH

Nomination Form

Professional Merit

The Professional Merit Award is established to recognize individuals who have served in an elected or appointed position in the section and have given laudatory service in that role.

2017 Recipient: Jaimee Haan, PT, CWS

Nomination Form

Daryl Lawson, PT, DSc

Assistant Professor, Elon University

Second Annual Wound Management Research Award Winner!

Daryl teaches the integumentary and some orthopedic classes in the department of physical therapy at Elon University. He has published past articles on electrical stimulation, blood flow and chronic, non-healing wounds. He looks forward to doing more research in this area of wound healing. Daryl’s collaborator was Jerrold Petrofsky, PhD, JD of Loma Linda University.

Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA: Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAPTA

Catherine Worthingham, PT, PhD, FAPTA, was a change agent who was effective, respectful, and honest, and motivated others to make an impact within the physical therapy profession. She was also a visionary who demonstrated leadership across the domains of advocacy, education, practice, and research.

See list of prior recipients and nomination details here

Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award: Linda Koehler, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA

This award is offered to those who’ve published a paper that represents a useful contribution to the knowledge base of physical therapy.

View the list of prior recipients and nomination forms

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