UTICA — Richard White, PT, DPT, an outpatient physical therapist at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Regional Rehabilitation Center, earned the American Physical Therapy Association’s Emerging Leader Award in October.
Dr. White was one of 25 in the nation to earn the award, which honors physical therapists and physical therapy assistants who have demonstrated extraordinary service early in their career, defined as within 10 years of graduation.
“Rich is an energetic member of the FSLH team, always striving to enhance his clinical skills and improve the quality of care we provide,” said Diane Jackson, OTR/L, director of rehabilitation services for FSLH, in a news release. “We are proud to have a team of dedicated, caring professionals, like Rich, who are committed to providing patient-centered, evidence based treatment worthy of national recognition.”
“The Emerging Leader Award is a significant professional acknowledgement for which I am very appreciative,” said Dr. White. “This demonstrates to our patients that they are receiving the very best care here at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, where our therapists are committed to patient care and professional advancement.”
White received his bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, and his doctoral degree from Utica College in Utica. He has worked at FSLH since 2009.
In 2012, White coauthored “Measurement of Distance Walked and Physiologic Responses to a 6-Minute Walk Talk on Level Ground and on a Treadmill: A Comparative Study,” which appeared in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.