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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

St. Francis physical therapist honored for patient screening research

INDIANAPOLIS – William R. VanWye, D.P.T., has been selected as the recipient of the Jack Walker Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

VanWye, a staff physical therapist for St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers, was honored for his research, “Patient Screening by a Physical Therapist for Non-Musculoskeletal Hip Pain,” published in APTA’s scientific journal, Physical Therapy. The award recognizes the best professional article on clinical practice appearing in that publication.

The award honors the late Jack Walker, former president of the Chattanooga Group Inc., for his contributions to the physical therapy field.

VanWye, who earned his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis, served as a physical therapist at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, before joining the St. Francis staff.

The APTA represents more than 76,000 physical therapists, assistants and students nationally. To learn more about that organization, go to

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