During a 2022 Chapter Meeting award presentation on Saturday, October 22, APTA Idaho members honored four individuals for contributions to the physical therapy profession in Idaho.

Charlayne Streeter, PTA, received the Physical Therapist Assistant of the Year Award. After working with Streeter for three years, APTA Idaho Delegate John Sayler described her as “the textbook example of how we should model the profession.” After 30 years of practice and 30 years of co-owning a PT clinic, as well as her clinical expertise and caring approach, Streeter’s influence on a broad swath of patients resulted in the moniker “The Two Degrees of Charlayne Streeter.”

In his nomination of Michael Clarke, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, for the Physical Therapist of the Year Award, fellow Idaho State University educator Taylor Farnsworth described Clarke as “the kind of physical therapist I would send my mother to.” An enthusiastic and passionate clinician and educator, he is grounded in scientific reasoning and well-versed in the literature, promoting ethical and effective physical therapy practice. Among his accomplishments at ISU, in the past year Clarke worked tirelessly to advance the musculoskeletal program at ISU. He has sought student feedback and has integrated it with best practice in learning strategies and physical therapy practice. His influence has positively impacted his own patients as well as those in other practices throughout the state
of Idaho through his sphere of influence as a professor.

As the Outstanding Student of the Year Award recipient, Idaho State University DPT student, Jackson Bindner, SPT, stood out to his faculty and his clinical instructors as an exceptional student with strong leadership potential. Besides being one of the top performing students in the ISU program, Binder serves as the student rep for the ISU 2023 cohort, as the Volunteer PT Liaison for the ISU Pro Bono Clinic Student Board, and is an active member of the Idaho State University Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) and patients from at least one clinical affiliation express regret that his clinical affiliation ended.

Nominated by fellow licensure board member Deanna Dye for the Jill Cooper Friend of Physical Therapy Award, Glady Schroeder served as the public member of the PT Licensure Board in Idaho for 10 years. Dye remembers her as is an active participant and “a big promoter of physical therapy.”