The PPTA Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Special Interest Group is a state-wide volunteer organization that brings together any member of the Pennsylvania Chapter (PTAs) in good standing who share an interest in the evidence-based care as a physical therapy assistant.

Benefits of membership include peer-to-peer networking, providing a forum for education as a physical therapy assistant, and to identify and promote utilization of standards of competency for practice, research, and education as a physical therapy assistant.





Doug Slick
PTA SIG Chair
dougslick@comcast.net




Ann Lowrey
Ann Lowrey
Northwest District
Treasurer
PTA SIG Secretary, PTA Caucus Rep.


(814) 437-6191
annlowreypta@gmail.com
LeeAnn Derr
PTA SIG Vice-Chair
 


PTA Advanced Proficiency

The PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency Program recognizes physical therapist assistants (PTAs) who have achieved advanced proficiency through education, experience, leadership and as part of the PT/PTA team in a specified area of work: acute care, aquatic, cardiovascular/pulmonary, geriatric, integumentary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, oncology, and/or pediatric physical therapy. This brand signifies that the recipient has gone above and beyond entry-level education in their selected area of work and sets the recipient apart from other providers.




2015
Michele Rapp
Brandi Soltis
Geriatrics
Musculoskeletal
2014

Ashlee Esplen 
Ann Lowrey 
Marigerard  Wardrop 
 
Musculoskeletal
Geriatrics
Musculoskeletal
2013

Ann Marie Elizabeth DeAntonio
James Jarvis
Beverly Labosky


Geriatrics
Musculoskeletal
Education
2012
Ann Lowrey

 Musculoskeletal

2011


Tina Evans
Musculoskeletal
2010
Ann Lowrey
Geriatrics
 
Erin Smithley
Musculoskeletal
 
Heather Tureikas
Musculoskeletal
2009
Amanda Hefflefinger
Musculoskeletal
 
Kelly Sue Wimmer
Musculoskeletal
2008
Wendy Enck
Musculoskeletal

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Past Steven Kolumban Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award Recipients

  • 1995    Sandy Feather, PTA
  • 1996    Linda Felton, PTA
  • 2001    Marie Setley, PTA, MEd
  • 2003    Anthony Dague, PTA, BS
  • 2004    Stacy Martin, PTA
  • 2006    Janice Haas, PTA
  • 2008    Shawn Madary
  • 2009    Linda Keller Doyle, PTA, MS
  • 2011    Marilyn Orsino, PTA
  • 2013    Tammy Frey
  • 2015    Larry Geier
  • 2016    Carol Stokes