Named for one of the founders of the of the Aquatic PT Section who was dedicated to exemplary research in the area of aquatic therapy, this Award recognizes exceptional research that impacts Aquatic Physical Therapy.
Richard Ruoti - Past Award Winners:
Named for one of the founders and first president of the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section, this award recognizes exceptional contribution to the field of Aquatic Therapy and can include but is not limited to equipment design; innovative programming or patient care, educational contribution.
Judy Curillo - Past Award Winners:
- 2002: Judy Cirullo, PT
- 2003: Judy Zeichner PT
- 2007: Charlotte Norton, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
- 2008: David Morris, PT, PhD
- 2009: Andrea Salzman, PT
- 2010: Faye Weinstein, PT, MMSc.
- 2013: Janet Gangaway, DPT, OCS, ATC
- 2014: Harriet Adams, PTA
- 2015: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
- 2016: Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS
This award is for the Aquatics Physical Therapy Section to recognize exceptional research, exemplary dedication, and/or extraordinary contributions to the comprehensive field of aquatic therapy. The intent of this award is to fulfill the Section's commitment to the diverse aspects of aquatic therapy by recognizing those whose influence has driven this area of physical therapy.
Excellence - Past Award Winners:
- 2013: Bess Maxwell, PT
- 2014: David Morris, PT
- 2015: Marty Biondi, PT, DPT, CSCS
- 2016: Eadric Bressel
Have you been a member of the aquatic physical therapy section for 5, 10 or 15 consecutive years?
We would like to recognize you and you're that accomplishment with an anniversary pin to be awarded at our aquatic section business meetings during APTA combined section meeting each year. You may nominate yourself or nominate someone whom has been a member of the aquatic section for 5 consecutive years, 10 years or 15 years.
Pins are awarded on your anniversary date. Example: if you have been a member for 7 years today. You can nominate yourself for a 5 year pin. You would not be eligible for a 10 year pin until that anniversary date.
Nomination now being accepted.
To nominate yourself please fill out the Nomination Form