Call for Awards Nominations – Deadline July 1

Marilyn Gossman Professionalism in Physical Therapy Award
Purpose: To honor a Chapter Member demonstrating outstanding professionalism in any of the areas of physical therapy
service, practice, education and/or research. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:
 Active Chapter Member
 Engaged in the physical therapy profession for at least 15 years.
 Has positively and substantially affected the shape, scope, and quality of physical therapy practice in Alabama.
 Has had an impact on other physical therapy professionals in a manner that has significantly increased their abilities to practice physical therapy.

Governmental Affairs Award
Purpose: To recognize the Chapter Member most effective in positively representing the physical therapy profession through political activities influencing state or national legislation. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:
 Active Chapter Member
 Has worked with the Governmental Affairs committee and/or ALAPTA lobbyist on behalf of the Association.
 Has participated in political activities that have directly influenced state and/or national governmental issues.

Barbara Bradford Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize a non-elected Chapter Council Member making the most significant contribution resulting in Chapter growth and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their service to ALAPTA. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:
 Active Chapter Member
 Has been a Chapter Committee Member for a minimum of two years.

Physical Therapy Advocate Award
Purpose: To recognize an individual outside of the profession whose activities promote and elevate the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:
 Not a licensed PT or PTA
 Has participated in activities that facilitate the delivery of effective physical therapy services and/or enhance public awareness of physical therapy.

Innovations in Physical Therapy Award
Purpose: To honor a physical therapy professional or clinic demonstrating futuristic thinking through innovative programming. Prerequisite criteria are listed below:
 Active Chapter Member. Clinics nominated must employ at least one Chapter Member.
 Demonstrated activities have represented creative and effective solutions to problems interfering with optimal delivery of physical therapy services.

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