Welcome to the highlight of the new year, the 2016 Sexy PT Awards. For those of you who would like a quick refresher of previous winners, click here for 2015 and here for 2014.
First, a little introduction to the criteria used and the selection process: Sexy means many things to many people. For these awards, sexiness is defined as being a leader, rockstar, intelligent, respected, adding to the community…and being smoking hot is a bonus. Previous overall winners are forever retired to the SexyPT Hall of Fame.
SexyPT Male: Justin Dunaway @DrDunawayDPT. Sure. Justin might look like a 14 year old boy with dirt on his face. I’m not going to hold that against him…too much. The dude is spending gobs of his own money to help the people of Haiti. If you haven’t checked out the STAND Haiti Project, do it now. Really. Way to actually give back to those in need. Something too many PTs don’t do. In fact, most of the big shots on social media don’t do it.
SexyPT Female: Sharon Dunn @DunnSdunn2. Why Sharon? She’s a leader, and not the type that screams “look at me” all the time. We have enough of those kind of “leaders.” Plus, with her I feel like there’s maybe more hope for the profession. Someone who’s willing to listen.
SexyPT student Female: Rachel Jermann @RJGotAGoni. Best Twitter handle ever. Great sense of humor, smart, what else is could you ask for? A little too in love with the APTA…but I won’t hold that against her.
SexyPT student Male: Ryan Michael Smith @RyanSmith_ATC. First off, drop the ATC crap. The only people who are ATC’s are ones who aren’t smart enough to get into PT school. Okay people, settle down, that was a joke. Ryan makes the list because he’s the type that can take criticism without losing his freaking mind. That’s actually a rare trait. Good work. Now stay away from that crazy Postural Restoration crap.
International SexyPT: Adam Meakins @AdamMeakins. Does he say stupid shit sometimes just to be provocative? Is he unnecessarily harsh and rude at times? Is he cut from the same piece of cloth as me? A resounding yes to all of these. Plus, by giving him this award I’m planning on him sharing this on social media so I can gain a bigger following. Does that make me a sellout? I don’t give a shit.
All-I-Do-Is-Plug-My-Own-Shit SexyPT: Ben Fung @DrBenFung. Ben, I’m not going to let you forget that really stupid time when you promoted new grads going self employed right out of school. It did spawn a nice satire post though.
Pain Science SexyPT: Bronnie Thompson @adiemusfree. Bronnie is different than the typical “skeptical PT” crowd that gripes and takes shots at everyone who disagrees with them. You should check out her stuff, it’s different and refreshing.
Podcasting SexyPT: Jimmy “PT Pintcast” McKay @PTPintcast. I’ll be honest, most podcasts are people trying to sell their shit or doing the same crap over and over. Jimmy does good work.
Academic SexyPT: Todd “GrungePT” Davenport @sunsopeningband. Todd shows us that even though academics are boring as hell and detached from reality, there are a few that can kick some ass.
Sure-To-Have-A-Twitter-Meltdown SexyPT: James Dunning @DrDunning. James has this interesting habit of just losing his shit at times on Twitter. Granted, people get pretty personal at times with attacking the Osteopractor name thing. Just roll with it man.
Congrats to this year’s winners. For those of you who didn’t win, try harder. Maybe do some squats and lunges too.