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Penn Trafford Resident Honored with Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award

Dr. RobRoy Martin, professor of physical therapy at Duquesne University, was recently honored as the 2015 Richard W. Bowling-Richard E. Erhard Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award recipient by the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) orthopaedic section.

According to the APTA, the award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the clinical practice of orthopaedic physical therapy as exemplified by the professional careers of Richard W. Bowling and Richard E. Erhard. Martin received the award, which includes a plaque and a $250 honorarium, at the APTA's orthopaedic section awards ceremony on Feb. 6 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Martin, who is a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences, teaches courses on therapeutic modalities and orthopaedic science. His research interests focus on the hip, foot and ankle, and his work has appeared in more than 60 publications, including works on physical therapy in sports, orthopaedic physical therapy practice and surgical techniques in sports medicine. In addition, Martin has presented on his research to numerous professional organizations, including the Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

A resident of Penn-Trafford, Pa., Martin earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and a Ph.D. in health and rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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