NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SPEAR Physical Therapy announced today that, after a year of unprecedented recognition, it has been named as the winner of the most coveted private practice award in the industry: the Jayne L. Snyder Practice Award. The Award is given out each year by the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Private Practice Section (PPS) to the one single physical therapy practice that best contributes to the overall and enduring development of the physical therapy industry. Read more about the award here: http://www.ppsimpact.org/pps-announces-2016-awards/
SPEAR Physical Therapy's CEO and co-founder, Dan Rootenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS was honored to accept the Award at the PPS Annual Conference in Las Vegas on October 22nd in front of hundreds of industry professional colleagues. The PPS receives multiple Jayne L. Snyder award nominations each year. Companies are nominated by both industry peers and by the PPS governing body. After thorough review by committee, the Award is ultimately given to the private practice in the United States that best demonstrated its ability to significantly impact and positively increase the visibility of the entire nation's physical therapy industry.
"SPEAR has elevated the reputation and exposure of the private practice physical therapist on a state, regional, and national level," said APTA President, Terry Brown, as he handed out the award.
Upon hearing of the award, Dr. Robert Meislin from NYU Langone Medical Center, who has recommended his patients to SPEAR for more than ten years, said, "This is a well-deserved honor for SPEAR and its growing team. In my eyes SPEAR epitomizes quality physical therapy and they take great care of my patients. I can't think of a more deserving practice."
The proof is in SPEAR's industry-leading 96.7% patient satisfaction rating, and the fact that 93.7% of their patients would refer friends and family. Rootenberg believes that SPEAR received this esteemed award not just because of these high marks, but also because of SPEAR's focus on self-actualization – not only in terms of getting patients "back to life" but also in terms of the personal and professional development of each team member. "Self-actualization is a fractal that permeates our organization and company culture," remarks Rootenberg.
"It sounds cliché, but every one of our team members pulls their weight and cares deeply about our patients and each other. We hire for that characteristic. This allows our leadership team to spend time out of the practice introducing our innovative leadership concepts to the entire physical therapy industry," he said.
Rootenberg spends countless hours thinking about leadership and technical excellence. "We have a culture by design, not by default, and this allows us to set the pace of progress for the industry."
In fact, the national physical therapy industry calls on SPEAR's leadership team to educate other practice owners on these concepts. Rootenberg was the keynote speaker at the first national PT practice "Peer2Peer Network" meeting, and the Board of Directors of the PPS utilized SPEAR's concepts at their annual retreat.
Dr. Charles Goodwin from Hospital for Special Surgery, another thought-leading NYC physician who has trusted his patients with SPEAR for many years, noticed the results of these concepts. "I was not surprised to hear that SPEAR won the Practice of the Year award. They have been my office's go-to choice for physical therapy for more than eight years, and they are synonymous with the term "physical therapy" to me and my staff," he said.
Watch a video of the award acceptance speech and about why SPEAR won the award: http://www.spearcenter.com/blog/how-we-won-the-practice-of-the-year-award/
About SPEAR Physical Therapy
SPEAR Physical Therapy is headquartered at 120 E. 56th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Founded in a single room in Manhattan in 1999, the company has now grown to eleven locations that treat over 15,000 patients a year. Watch an archived video on the history of SPEAR at http://www.spearcenter.com/our_story.aspx.
SPEAR is the highest-rated physical therapy practice in NYC, with a 96.7% patient satisfaction rating, and an average of 4.75-Star reviews online. Its quality of service and rapid growth has earned it significant praise in recent months, including ringing the NY Stock Exchange opening bell, being profiled in the NY Post's feature on democratic leadership, and being named the Nation's Top Physical Therapy Practice by the American Physical Therapy Association.
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