Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Annual Conference 2021

The Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Annual Conference was recently held virtually on September 24-26. Our School had numerous levels or participation, involvement, and even a few award honorees.  We also have several of our alumni involved as well.


  • The National Senior Games are Coming to Florida! Are you read? – Dr. Stefanie Bond (faculty).
  • Assessing Professional Behaviors in DPT Students in Academic and Clinical Settings; Application of the RISE Tool. – Dr. Stephanie Anderson (faculty) & Dr. Rebecca Ditwiler (Faculty)
  • Florida Chapter Ethics Committee Presents: Ethics in Clinical Practice. – Dr. Rebecca Ditwiler (faculty).
  • Management of Cerebellar Disorders made Ridiculously Simple. – Dr. Jeannie Stephenson (faculty).


  • A Systematic Review of Interventions and Modifications to Improve Motor Learning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Johnson K (alum), Keenan J (alum), Mlady Z (alum), Spence J (alum), Wuestling R (alum), Holloway JM (faculty).
  • An Interprofessional Collaboration to Incorporate Content on Systematic Racism in Physical Therapy Education. Dr. Bini Thomas (faculty), Dr. Rebecca Ditwiler (faculty), Dr. Douglas Haladay (faculty), Dr. Jill Haladay (associate faculty), Dr. Alicia Best (COPH faculty), Dr. Dinorah Martinez (COPH faculty)


2021 FPTA Outstanding PT/PTA Student Award- Joseph Schneider, DPT Class of 2022

2021 Fred Rutan Award for Excellence in Service – Dr. Rebecca Ditwiler

2021 FPTA Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award – Dr. Christopher Kroger, DPT Class of 2015