The multi-state professional private practice will join the Foundation’s Partners in Research program as a Platinum-level sponsor.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 30, 2019) – FOX Rehabilitation – a professional private practice of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, and exercise physiologists serving older adults – has made a gift of $20,000 to the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.
The gift will be directed to the Moffat Endowment Fund for Geriatric Research and will partially fund a Foundation grant in 2020. Established by Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, the research grant is designed to specifically advance knowledge of physical therapy for older adults.
“I am so grateful that FOX has chosen to partner with this gift directed to geriatric research,” said Moffat. “Learning more about interventions for this population has broad societal implications for the millions of aging adults whose greater function can lead to improvement in their quality of life both on a day to day and long-term basis. It is a major and important investment for the profession.”
The $40,000 Moffat Geriatric Research Grant was first awarded in 2016. The Foundation awards more than $1 million annually in grants, scholarships, and fellowships.
“I founded FOX over two decades ago with the sole intention of improving the accessibility of sound, clinical-evidence-based Physical Therapy to underserved older adults. The high functional levels at which older adults should be performing at, by the way which is normal aging, can only be reached through the aggressive proper dosage of the evidence. You have to ask yourself what do you want to be doing when you are 100 years old?” said Tim Fox, PT, DPT-Emeritus, CCI, Founder and CEO of FOX Rehabilitation. “Our practice is thrilled to contribute to the Moffat Endowment Fund for Geriatric Research as it will further solidify and build upon the body of evidence that helps older adults achieve what they once thought impossible – optimal function to rehabilitate their lives.”
For more information about FOX Rehabilitation, visit http://www.foxrehab.org.
Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Partners in Research are recognized for providing financial support to the mission of the Foundation. All Foundation grants, scholarships, and fellowships are made through a review process modeled after the National Institutes of Health. A volunteer scientific review committee identifies the strongest applicants for research funding. Since 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to nearly 600 researchers.
The Foundation for Physical Therapy 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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