The Physical Therapist Assistant Award was proposed by the APTA Virginia Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group (PTASIG), and the first award was presented to a PTA at the APTA Virginia Annual Conference in April of 1992.

The Physical Therapis Assistant Award honors physical therapist assistants who have made an outstanding contribution to clinical practice and development through participation in APTA Virginia.


APTA Virginia PTA members not currently serving on the Board of Directors or the Awards Committee. 

Selection Process:
Nominations must be submitted to the Nominating Committee Chair by February 1. The Awards Committee will make the final selection with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Award Minimum:
The recipient will receive at a minimum, a certificate, which will be presented at the APTA Virginia Annual Business Meeting.

Additional Resources:
For questions regarding the nomination process or the awards, please contact

Award History:
2016 - n/a
2017 - n/a
2018 - n/a
2019 - n/a
2020 - Jeff Thilking, BS, PTA
2021 - Traci Robers, PTA
2022 - Margaret Nguyen, PTA