Rob Panariello Wins Prestigious Lynn Wallace Clinical Education and Professional Development Award

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Rob Panariello (MS, PT, ATC, CSCS), founding partner and chief clinical officer of Professional Physical Therapy (“Professional”), was awarded the Lynn Wallace Clinical Education and Professional Development Award on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Event.

“Rob’s contributions to sports physical therapy and clinical education are unparalleled."

Rob Panariello (MS, PT, ATC, CSCS), founding partner and chief clinical officer of Professional Physical Therapy (“Professional”), was awarded the Lynn Wallace Clinical Education and Professional Development Award on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Event.

“Rob Panariello epitomizes everything the prestigious Lynn Wallace award represents,” said Adam Elberg, founding partner and CEO at Professional. “Rob’s contributions to sports physical therapy and clinical education are unparalleled. Anyone who has the privilege of working with him or hearing him speak is inspired by his passion for excellence in our field. He is an outstanding role model, mentor, and teacher, and we’re fortunate to have him lead our clinical team.”

The Lynn Wallace Clinical Education and Professional Development Award acknowledges an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of sports physical therapy through excellence in clinical teaching. The recipient also demonstrates distinct expertise in the specialty of sports physical therapy and outstanding commitment as a mentor and role model.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen as the recipient of this year’s Lynn Wallace Clinical Education and Professional Development Award,” said Rob Panariello, founding partner and chief clinical officer of Professional Physical Therapy. “Lynn inspired many young physical therapists, enhancing their knowledge and career. I am humbled to have been recognized to receive this award.”

“Congratulations to Rob Panariello on this well-deserved award,” said Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop. “I have known Rob for many years, and not only has he taken great care of my body, but I have seen the attention and knowledge he shares with his colleagues and those he mentors.”

Panariello has more than 30 years of experience in the related fields of sports physical therapy, athletic training, and the performance training of athletes. He earned Bachelor Degrees in physical therapy and physical education/athletic training from Ithaca College. He also holds a Master’s Degree in exercise physiology from Queens College. He rehabilitates and trains athletes, and serves as a consultant to many NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, collegiate and university teams, coaches, and players. Panariello has more than 60 peer-reviewed orthopedic and sports medicine research, sports physical therapy research, and strength and conditioning journal articles, and book chapter publications. He has presented his research at the International World Confederation of Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C. He is nationally renowned and lectures throughout the country with regard to the related fields of sports physical therapy and the performance training of athletes.

ABOUT PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
Professional Physical Therapy (“Professional”), headquartered in Uniondale, New York, is a leading provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. Founded in 1998, Professional now operates 40 outpatient physical therapy centers: 11 located within Equinox Fitness Centers, four located in Blink facilities, one located in a Velocity Sports Performance Center, and 24 standalone. The company’s outpatient physical therapy centers provide treatment to patients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments associated with accidents, sports injuries, and other medical conditions. Additionally, Professional operates a 20,000 square foot sports performance training facility in Garden City, New York.

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