Texas Physical Therapy Association Honors Deborah Nicole Volek


Deborah Nicole Volek, PTA, and Dr. Cynthia Fisher, PT, DPT, MS, PCS, Texas Physical Therapy Association President.

Deborah Nicole Volek, PTA, and Dr. Cynthia Fisher, PT, DPT, MS, PCS, Texas Physical Therapy Association President.

Deborah Nicole Volek, PTA, founder of Shape Up Sugar Land, received the Texas Physical Therapy Association’s (TPTA) Joy Davenport Award for her significant contributions to the Physical Therapist Assistant community in Texas.  Volek was recognized during the TPTA Annual Conference on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

The Joy Davenport Award was established in honor of Joy Davenport, a physical therapist dedicated to furthering the educational and professional level of the physical therapist assistant throughout her professional career.

As the founder of Shape Up Sugar Land, Volek’s foundation lies in her personal motto: “Exercise should be a daily part of our routine like brushing our teeth – our bones and muscles need to be brushed daily no matter what age or disease process.” Volek is active in the community in a variety of leadership roles, including the Mayor’s Health and Fitness Advisory Team, a facilitator for the Texas Department on Aging and Disability and as an executive board member for the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels.

Volek’s love and dedication for the physical therapy profession is demonstrated through her consistent involvement and leadership skills in the TPTA PTA Special Interest Group. In 2011, she was elected as the TPTA PTA Caucus Representative and has worked diligently to ensure PTAs in Texas were made aware of the House of Delegates RCs and provided PTAs the opportunity to discuss concerns.

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