Award Nominations

The APTA Private Practice would like to acknowledge those members who have made valuable contributions to physical therapist-owned businesses, their community and to the Section. Awards will be presented at the APTA Private Practice Annual Conference & Exhibition. Nominate those colleagues who are so deserving of this recognition.

Award recipients will be announced in August of the year, and receive their awards at the APTA Private Practice Annual Conference at the Opening Awards Presentation and President's Reception

Award Information

Robert G. Dicus

Purpose

Acknowledges a single member of the APTA Private Practice whose contributions to the Section and to APTA like those of Robert G. Dicus have been of exceptional value.

Eligibility

All nominees for the Award must be APTA Private Practice members in good standing. APTA Private Practice employees, members of the Awards Committee responsible for recommending or selecting the recipient(s) of the award; and members of the Board of Directors are excluded from eligibility.

Criteria

Lasting contributions in 4 of the following areas:

  1. Professional competence - clinical
  2. Professional expertise - educational
  3. Excellence in Business
  4. Services to the profession and community at large
  5. Participation in APTA or other organizations
  6. Commitment to physical therapistowned business
  7. Participation in public relations or politics

Download Nomination Form

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022

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Friend of Private Practice

Purpose

Awarded for distinguished contributions of time, energy, or expertise towards promoting the goals of the Section, as well as physical therapist-owned business.

Eligibility
  1. Non-PPS member, individual, group, or corporation

Criteria
  1. Must demonstrate distinguished contributions of time, energy, or expertise towards promoting the goals of the Section and enhanced benefits to Section members

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Application Deadline: June 17, 2022

Community Impact

Purpose

Presented to a APTA Private Practice member who demonstrates the core values of excellence, integrity, social responsibility, altruism and professional duty. They have developed/created a unique and sustainable program that positively impacts their community.

Eligibility
  1. All nominees for the Award must be APTA Private Practice members in good standing.
  2. Members excluded from eligibility, during their respective period or terms of service are: APTA Private Practice employees (exception: a Section employee who performed the program or services prior to their employment), a member of the Awards Committee responsible for recommending or selecting recipient(s) of the award; and a member of the APTA Private Practice Board of Directors.
Criteria
  1. Must be a physical therapist member of the APTA Private Practice.
  2. PPS Activity: Has participated and been involved in the Section through attendance, volunteer activities, committee and/or task force appointments and/or other APTA/ APTA Private Practice activities.
  3. Has provided a service or special program (pro bono or commercial) which promotes Physical Therapy as a first/ frontline service to patients (or the community at large) and has a meaningful impact on the community.
  4. A special program or service that has demonstrated sustainability for a minimum of two years.

Download Nomination Form

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022