Well known Perry physical therapist and sports-medicine guru Dr. Clint J. Lutterman was honored Monday night as the 2018 Perry Civil Servant of the Year by the Perry Rotary Club.
Lutterman was presented with a plaque by Rotary Club President Dr. Randy McCaulley during the open forum portion of the Perry City Council meeting. McCaulley thanked Lutterman on behalf of the Rotarians and the community as a whole for his commitment to the health and safety of PHS athletes.
“Dr. Lutterman’s calm, professional manner is an asset to our athletic program,” McCaulley told the council. “He is respected by staff, students and parents for his expertise and for his compassion. Clint is the key component in our district’s sports-medicine services and is a valued member of our student-activities program.”
Lutterman is a physical therapist and the clinic director of 21st Century Rehab at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry. He earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University in Omaha in 2001 and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, in 1998.
He is an orthopedic certified specialist and a practitioner of dry needling.
Lutterman’s professional memberships include the American Physical Therapy Association–Sports Physical Therapy section and the Iowa Physical Therapy Association. He is a member of the Perry Rotary Club and is on the advisory team for the Perry Freedom for Youth Center.
Along with his busy practice at DCH, Lutterman provides sports-medicine event coverage for PHS athletics, including injury screening and management, preventitive taping and bracing, injury-prevention programs, coordination of physical-therapy services with experts, coaching the staff on sports-medicine education, emergency action plans, hydration and body-composition for wrestling and impact and concussion testing and monitoring management.