College of Health and Human Services
PHYSICALTHERAPIST ANTHONY E DIFILIPPO RECEIVES THE OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THERAPIST/ PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT TEAM AWARD FROM THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 31, 2008 — Physical therapist and member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Anthony E DiFilippo, PT, DPT, MEd, CSCS of Avon Lake, OH, received APTA’s 2008 Outstanding Physical Therapist/ Physical Therapist Assistant Team Award along with physical therapist assistant Sanaz Armand Holcomb, PTA, BS. He was honored during an awards ceremony at Physical Therapy 2008: Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association in San Antonio, TX, in June 2008.
DiFilippo is the owner of Rehab Professionals of Cleveland, a private clinical site that specializes in orthopedics and industrial health. DiFilippo and Holcomb have worked together for eight years. DiFilippo is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and recently finished his doctorate of physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
APTA’s Outstanding Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant Team Award began in November 2002, and allows for recognition of outstanding teamwork between physical therapists and physical therapist assistance.
Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and manage individuals of all ages, from newborns to elders, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Physical therapists also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
APTA(www.apta.org) is a national organization representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students nationwide. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapist education, practice, and research. Consumers can visit www.findapt.us to find a physical therapist in their area, as well as www.apta.org/consumer for physical therapy news and information.