Through its awards, APTA Idaho honors individuals whose contributions to the profession and the Chapter are outstanding and substantial. For individual members so honored, Chapter awards represent a high level of peer recognition.

J. Perry Silver Award For outstanding service to physical therapy

This award is not given out every year.

HISTORY
Established in 1981 to recognize excellence in clinical practice, dedication to patients, to the profession, and to sharing knowledge with others. The late J. Perry Silver was an outstanding physical therapist in Idaho. His example of clinical excellence and service to his profession has been an inspiration to his colleagues.

PURPOSE
To acknowledge the achievements and contributions of Idaho’s outstanding physical therapists.

ELIGIBILITY

  • An active member of APTA Idaho.
  • A person who has engaged in physical therapy practice for at least 15 years.
  • A person whose allegiance has been to the patient and the profession.
  • A person who has participated actively in Chapter activities, giving generously and willingly of time and effort on behalf of the profession.
  • A person who has made contributions to physical therapy in general by dissemination of useful and fundamentally sound information through such media as: publications, lectures or films, leading workshops or in radio or television programs.

NOMINATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE

  • History of the individual’s professional clinical experience, description of job responsibilities, and examples of outstanding clinical contributions.
  • Evidence of the individual’s professional allegiance to his/her patients as demonstrated by honors and awards, record of community activities on behalf of the physically challenged, letters from former patients, students, hospital administrators, physicians, supervisors, employees, etc.
  • A record of service to APTA Idaho.
  • A list of efforts and their outcomes to disseminate useful and fundamentally sound physical therapy information.

To nominate someone for the J. Perry Silver Award, click button below.

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PAST RECIPIENTS

Kevin Hulsey 2018
Nicholas A. Munnings, III 2014
Alan Crothers 2013
Jan Yingst 2012
Larry Ohman 2011
Alex Urfer 2008
Scott Blaxham 2007
Garyle Fry 2005
Gary Bartoo 2004
Julie Ellis 2003
Lorna Brown 2001
Laurie Brunette 2000
Tom Wagner 1999
Jan Waite 1997
Barbara Corwin 1996
Arlee Kawakami 1995
Lynn R. Johnson 1994
Doug Raymond 1985
J. Perry Silver 1981

PT or PTA of the Year Award

One award is awarded to a Physical Therapist OR Physical Therapist Assistant per year.

PURPOSE
To recognize outstanding clinical practice Physical Therapists or Physical Therapist Assistants in the State of Idaho.


CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  1. Each PT or PTA nominee must have a license or otherwise qualified for at least 5 years.
  2. The PT or PTA must be an active member in the APTA and APTA Idaho currently.
  3. PT or PTA must have attributes which have affected quality of patient/client care.
  4. Contributed to overall delivery of Physical Therapy services to patient level and within state or national level of APTA or APTA Idaho.
  5. Serves community through activities that enhance quality of life and function of public.
  6. Promotes ethical standards and professional conduct among peers , patients and students.
  7. Pursues professional development through continuing education (workshops in-services, etc.) according to state requirements.
  8. PT or PTA can be re-nominated for the award after a period of 3 years after receiving the award.


PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION:

  • Nominations may be submitted by any current member of the association.
  • Nominations must be submitted in writing to include Name, Contact information and a written statement of why the individual is a worthy candidate. The written statement must include: – Name of member making nomination
    – APTA number of member making nomination
    – Name of person being nominated
    – Description of why this person should receive the Jill Cooper Award.
  • Completed nominations must be received by August 31st for consideration for the Annual Meeting that year.
  • Letters of support can be submitted from PTs, PTAs, patients, or administration having knowledge of nominees service record and character.

To nominate someone for the PT /PTA of the Year Award, click button below.

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PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION

  1. Nominations will be sent to the Executive Committee
  2. Results will then be sent to the Executive Director so the plaque or certificate can be ordered.
  3. Award will presented at the APTA Idaho Fall meeting in September.


PAST RECIPIENTS

Jon Gardunia, PT 2018
Nathan Hunsaker, PT, PTA 2016
Stephanie Liddle, PT 2014

Jill Cooper Friend of Physical Therapy Award

PURPOSE
To recognize a person, who by his or her actions, has indicated exceptional support of physical therapy.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  1. Has supported the profession in the community.
  2. Has contributed to the professionalism of physical therapy.
  3. Has portrayed the profession in a positive way

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION

  • Nominations may be submitted by any current member of the association.
  • Nominations must be submitted in writing to include Name, Contact information and a written statement of why the individual is a worthy candidate. The written statement must include:

– Name of member making nomination
– APTA number of member making nomination
– Name of person being nominated
– Description of why this person should receive the Jill Cooper Award.

  • Completed nominations must be received by August 31st for consideration that year.
  • Letters of support can be submitted from PT’s, PTA’s, patients, or administration having knowledge of nominee’s service record and character.

To nominate someone for the Jill Cooper Friend of Physical Therapy Award, click button below.

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PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION

  1. All nominations will be sent the Executive Committee
  2. Results will then be sent to APTA Idaho Executive Director so the plaque or certificate can be ordered.
  3. Award will presented at the APTA Idaho fall chapter meeting.

PAST RECIPIENTS

Nelda Wellard, ISU
2012
Carrie Gilstrap 2011
Greg Sargent 2010
Shane Dennis
Empi Recovery Sciences
2008

Outstanding Physical Therapist and/or Physical Therapist Assistant Student Award

HISTORY
Established in 1993 to give support to physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students and to encourage active participation of student members in APTA Idaho and APTA.

PURPOSE
To acknowledge students who are going into their final year of study, who excel academically and clinically, and who have contributed time and effort to APTA Idaho or APTA. [For example a student nominated in August of 2008 will graduate from the program in May of 2009]

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must be active student members of APTA, currently enrolled in a PT or PTA program and have a permanent address in the state of Idaho. Preference for this award is given to students who either remain in or return to Idaho and who actively participate in the APTA Idaho.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
Nominations for the awards may be submitted by non-members and members of APTA Idaho, including faculty members or clinical instructors, and should be submitted to APTA Idaho using the form below by August 1 of the calendar year in which the award is to be given. APTA Idaho Executive Committee will recommend recipients to the Board of Directors for approval at the Association’s Spring Board of Directors Meeting.

NOMINATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE

  1. Letter of nomination.
  2. Grade point average and ranking in class.
  3. At least two letters of support, including academic advisor or clinical instructor.
  4. Listing of APTA Idaho or APTA activities and reason(s) why the student is deserving of the nomination.
  5. Evidence of leadership in the academic program.

To nominate a PT or PTA student  for the Outstanding PT/PTA Student Award, click button below.

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PAST RECIPIENTS

Devin Bean, PT
Lindsay Whipple, PTA
2018
Cade Searle, PT
Shayla Bitter, PTA
2017

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