Evidence in Motion (EIM) has announced that company principal John Childs, PT, PhD, MBA, OCS, FAPTA, has been named as a 2014 Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). According to an EIM news release, the award is given annually to physical therapist or life physical therapist members of APTA “whose contributions to the profession through leadership, influence, and achievements demonstrate frequent and sustained efforts to advance the profession for a period of not less than fifteen years preceding the nomination for election.” The designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories

Childs had led an active research agenda over the last 15 years in collaboration with leading academic institutions, such as the University of Florida. Childs’ work has been largely focused on injury prevention, randomized trials, comparative effectiveness research, matching the most effective treatments to various subgroups of patients, and examining the outcomes of translating decision-making strategies into physical therapy practice, as indicated on the EIM news release.

In addition, Childs has also been involved in establishing EIM as one of the leaders in training physical therapists in evidence-based practice both nationally and internationally and promoting residency and fellowship as the preferred training path for physical therapists upon graduation from their entry-level physical therapy program. Childs is also a partner in Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, a multi-site practice, and is a member of the Texas American Physical Therapy Association.

Childs says, “I am deeply grateful for my selection as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA.” Childs adds, “I am privileged to count among my closest circle of friends and colleagues some of the best people and highest impact leaders (in that order) in the physical therapy industry across clinical practice, business, and academics. While I’m profoundly appreciative of the recognition, we only stand as tall as the shoulders of those who have gone before us and I’m honored to be joining such good company.”

Source: Evidence in Motion