ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 25, 2018) The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research is pleased to announce that the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT) has pledged over $90,000 to support two Foundation Research Grants related to or relevant to acute care physical therapy.

“The Foundation’s new major gift opportunities provide individuals and organizations the ability to quickly fund impactful research,” says Foundation President, Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA. “We are excited to partner with the AACPT to offer the Foundation’s first research grants in this vital area of physical therapy. For over 30 years the Foundation has helped transform the profession, and with the new AACPT grant mechanism, we look forward to facilitating the development of new and innovative physical therapy treatments in the acute care setting.”

The first $40,000 Acute Care Research Grant will be offered in the 2018 funding cycle to an emerging investigator seeking to advance the practice of acute care physical therapy. The Foundation will begin accepting applications April 11 through August 2, 2018.

The new grant was announced during the Foundation’s annual Donor and Award Recipient Reception at the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans.

The AACPT is composed of more than 3,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students who are members of the American Physical Therapy Association. The mission of the AACPT is to foster excellence in acute care practice, in all settings, in order to enhance the health and functioning of patients and clients.

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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.

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