PTWA Awards Criteria

PTWA Awards Nomination Form


Award for Clinical Excellence Award
Presented to acknowledge an individual who has made outstanding and enduring contributions to the clinical practice of physical therapy.Award recipients will have:
  1. Been engaged in extensive clinical practice for at least ten years,
  2. Positively and substantially affected the shape, scope, and quality of physical therapy practice,
  3. Had an impact on other physical therapists, increasing their abilities to practice physical therapy through mentoring, clinical education, continuing or basic education,
  4. Had an impact on the overall and widespread development of physical therapy as a caring profession,
  5. Demonstrated contributions to the Physical Therapy Association of Washington,
  6. Member of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington.

Donna El-Din Distinguished Service Award
The recipient of this award will be acknowledged for their continued service toward the Association and/or the physical therapy profession. The recipient will be a member of the Association, will have demonstrated significant contributions over time that collectively have supported the Association. The contributions may or may not have been in the past year. Typically these people have been long standing members of the Association, and over the course of time through consistent actions have contributed to the goals and business of the Association. Many times they are the unsung heroes who quietly contribute.


PTA of the Year Award CriteriaAwarded to an active PTA member of the PTWA. The year they receive the award they will have demonstrated active participation in the Association business that supports the goals and objectives. This could include committee or task force work, legislative involvement or general support for the Association and its members. This person will have participated above the average member and be recognized for exceptional conduct.


PT of the Year Award
Awarded to an active PT member of the PTWA. The year they receive the award they will have demonstrated active participation in the Association business that supports the goals and objectives. This could include committee or task force work, legislative involvement or general support for the Association and its members. This person will have participated above the average member and be recognized for exceptional conduct.


Joseph Black Friend of Physical Therapy Award
Awarded to an individual outside of the physical therapy profession who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the Association and/or the physical therapy profession. This person has participated at the office, with individual members, legislatively or nationally. The contributions will be acknowledged as significant and positively impacting the physical therapy profession.


PTWA Awards Nomination Form