Colorado Physical Therapist of the Year 2020

Sarah Gallagher, PT, DPT, NCS 

Several years ago Sarah Gallagher began talking about tele-health as an important option for the physical therapist. She initiated and became the chair of the Tele-heath Committee of the Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group for the APTA. In that role she has been a leader in the education of physical therapists participating in courses at both the APTA Combined Sections Meeting and the Colorado Chapter conferences. This year as the pandemic hit, her peers were anxious and eager to know how to perform and bill under a tele-health umbrella. Sarah was bombarded by requests for help, so she created a platform to access to her knowledge base. She became our champion in this arena.

Dr. Gallagher has become the conduit of critical knowledge that has led to full and unrestricted access to Telehealth for the provision of PT services in Colorado. In many ways she kept our profession viable in 2020. What more needs to be said.