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Lilburn physical therapist earns merit award

Special Photo Pam Buttram receiving the 2012 Merit Award alongside Physical Therapy Association of Georgia president Dr. Barney Poole and Awards Committee members Nancy Boccadoro and Sandra Eskew Capps.

Special Photo Pam Buttram receiving the 2012 Merit Award alongside Physical Therapy Association of Georgia president Dr. Barney Poole and Awards Committee members Nancy Boccadoro and Sandra Eskew Capps.

LILBURN -- A Lilburn resident was recognized by the Physical Therapy Association at its spring conference in Savannah.

Pam Buttram, a physical therapist, was given the 2012 Merit Award, which honors Georgia physical therapists for exceptional service and achievement within the physical therapy community. Buttram was nominated for her dedication, time and contributions to the association.

Buttram has served as a board member and chairwoman for the PTAG awards committee.

Eligible applicants are nominated through a specific selection process and then voted on by the award committee and executive committee.

Criteria for the merit award is based on service to the physical therapy profession and achievement within education, practice and research.

"Pam is the perfect example of a physical therapist who is doing big things," PTAG president Barney Poole said in a press release. "Her commitment and service to the physical therapy professional makes her the perfect person to receive this award, and a great representation of Georgia's physical therapists."