The APTA Announced the 2012 Photo Contest Winner

The APTA Announced the 2012 Photo Contest Winner

HydroWorx is proud to congratulate Jan Black, PT Co-founder and Clinic Director of Neuroworx, as the 2012 Photo Contest winner for the APTA!

Jan is a graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and then received her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pacific a few years later. Following graduation, she began a career as a practicing clinical physical therapist focusing on individuals with spinal cord injuries and similar neurological conditions. She is a Certified Clinical Instructor Affiliate through the APTA as well as an educator for the University of Utah Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.

In addition to traditional land based therapy, aquatic therapy has been an important part of patient care throughout her career. In 2002, she began a more advanced form of aquatic therapy using highly specialized pools. Applying her clinical experience with this novel equipment has allowed her to provide innovative and very effective care for individuals with paralysis. She has presented aquatic seminars with a neurological focus to various clinics throughout the country because of her unique expertise in this area.

In June 2004, she co-founded Neuroworx, a non-profit, state-of-the-art outpatient physical therapy clinic specializing in the treatment of spinal cord injured individuals.  She serves as the Clinic Director and directs the staff of eleven and has primary responsibility for the clinic’s teaching duties. She is Vice President of the Neuroworx 501 (c) 3 organization and a member of the Board of Directors.”- From the Neuroworx Website

With a resume as impressive as hers and a heart full of compassion for her patients, its no wonder she is this year’s APTA Photo Contest Winner. Jan is a firm believer in the healing power of water for her patients at Neuroworx and this picture is a huge testament to that. To view the winning photograph as well as the others click here! There were 73 entries submitted  from physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students for the contest. The submissions were judged on how well they met the following:

  • Reflected the full scope of practice and depict strides in contemporary physical therapy practice, education, or research
  • Depicted models of excellence in a variety of settings
  • Portrayed a diverse population of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, patients, researchers, faculty, or students
  • Reflected high quality in terms of aesthetics, composition, and technical standards

Congratulations again to Jan Black and Neuroworx for winning this year’s contest!


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