Rehab Administrator Receives Top Physical Therapy Honor

Grace Knott, PT, GCS, Hillcrest Health Services’ Rehab Administrator, was the recipient of one of the highest honors in the physical therapy field, the Mary Ellen Sacksteder Grace Knott_AwardAward.

The award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the advancement of physical therapy, was presented at the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association’s (NPTA) annual conference in October and is the highest award given by the association.

“Grace’s contribution and dedication to the physical therapy profession is unmatched,” said Tim Irwin, Vice President of Facility Operations. “It’s a well-deserved honor, and we are so proud of her accomplishments.”

Knott has received many accolades over her 37-year career as a physical therapist and has been recognized for her leadership and service to the aging community. In collaboration with Creighton University, Knott was instrumental in developing the first nationally accredited geriatric clinical residency program in Nebraska, now in its third year.

In her quest to advocate for the aging adult, she serves on the advisory board for the non-profit organization, Tai Chi for Balance Program and leads an annual Fall Prevention Awareness program. Knott is also active on NPTA’s legislative committee and will serve as a delegate to the APTA’s House of Delegates.