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OSI Physical Therapy Partner Earns Top National Award

December 26, 2013

Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (APTSM) was recently honored with the 2013 Jayne L. Snyder Practice of the Year Award.

The award is given annually to one practice in the United States by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  

The APTA recognizes a practice demonstrating innovative operation or for completion of a specified project which promotes a positive image of private practice physical therapy in the community. 

Rob Worth PT, president and co-owner of APTSM, along with co-owner Jean Darling PT, attended the APTA National Conference in New Orleans in November to accept the award on behalf of APTSM.  

“This is a testament to the amazing team we have assembled here at APTSM,” Worth said.  

Worth was a featured presenter at the national conference. His presentation “Bundled Payments for Total Joints--A Collaborative Multi-disciplinary Model” represents just one of the innovative projects for which APTSM was recognized. Worth’s practice is also known for its volunteer services and charitable actions in the community.

Worth is a past president of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association and is current APTA Federal Government Affairs Liaison. He earned his BS in Physical Therapy and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions/Harvard University.

In 1998, Worth co-founded APTSM in Appleton with the late Tracy Rasor. APTSM now has eight clinics, with locations in Green Bay, Waupaca, Shawano, New London, Ripon, Marinette, and two Appleton offices (one at OSI) providing orthopedic, sports, and industrial physical/occupational therapy.

APTSM is the exclusive provider of training services for the Appleton Area School District and has recently partnered with the YMCA of the Fox Cities to offer onsite physical therapy, health and wellness programs, and free health screens.

The private practice award is named after the late Jayne L. Snyder, a renowned physical therapist and public servant from Lincoln, Nebraska. Criteria for the award include positively affecting the quality of physical therapy private practice in the community and the overall development of physical therapy as a caring profession.