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Mark A. Anderson is awarded the 2019 Robert G. Dicus Award by the American Physical Therapy Association

We are proud to announce that Mark Anderson, Founder and President of Mountain Land Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, has been awarded the prestigious Robert G. Dicus Award by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Private Practice Section (PPS).

The purpose of the Robert G. Dicus award is to acknowledge a single member of the private practice Section whose contributions to the Section as a whole, at both the Section level and the APTA level, have been of exceptional value.

“I am humbled to accept this very special award and to be invited to join the ranks of the esteemed past Dicus Award recipients!” said Mark. “I have been fortunate to have opportunities to mentor students and therapists who were interested in the private practice physical therapy. I have also been able to represent our profession advocating for patient access to needed services. I have to thank the support of my fellow colleagues, friends and family for making this award a reality.”

For over 35 years, Mark has been a trusted leader and advocate for the physical therapy profession. Mark founded Mountain Land Rehabilitation in 1986, which now operates outpatient clinics throughout three states. Mark has taught Administration and Management at the University of Utah Physical Therapy program for 23 years. Since 2003, Mark has served in multiple leadership capacities in the Private Practice Section. His service has included PT-PAC Trustee, Government Affairs Committee chair, Legislative Key contact and numerous other section responsibilities. Mark has also served in leadership positions for both the APTA and the National Association of Rehabilitation Agencies (NARA).

Throughout Mark’s busy schedule, he finds time to volunteer as a wheelchair specialist for LDS Charities, overseeing wheelchair distribution in the Middle East. Mark also serves as chair of the Salt Lake Community College PTA advisory board.

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