The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is pleased to announce the establishment of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Endowment Fund.  The AAOMPT Endowment Fund was established to provide funding for grants and projects to investigate areas related to musculoskeletal disorders.

“Our partnership with AAOMPT will allow the Foundation to fund impactful research in manual orthopaedic physical therapy, as well as develop researchers focused in this area of investigation,” said Foundation President, Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA. “We are extremely grateful for this contribution and understand the vital role such an investment will have on the future of the profession.

The pledge to establish the $250,000 endowment fund was announced at the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting.

“As part of teaching Manual Therapy Fellowship programs, AAOMPT has been focused on implementing research in clinical practice and clinical education,” said AAOMPT President, Jim Rivard. “With over 2 decades of utilizing the energy of our fellowship programs and people to contribute to the literature, we are proud at this time to also be able to contribute the additional recourse of financial support to establish this endowment fund.

Established in 1991, AAOMPT is a national organization committed to excellence in orthopaedic manual physical therapy practice, education, and research.

To learn more about AAOMPT, visit aaompt.org.

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research was established in 1979 as a national, independent nonprofit organization to fund physical therapy research to optimize health and movement. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in research grants, fellowships and scholarships. Many of today’s leading physical therapy researchers, clinicians, and academicians began their careers with this support. Foundation-funded researchers have gone on to secure more than $824 million in follow-on funding.

To donate or learn more, visit www.Foundation4pt.org or call 800/875-13678.




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