March 2018

AACPT Pledges $90K to Foundation for Physical Therapy

The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT) pledged more than $90,000 to the Foundation for Physical Therapy to support 2 research grants related to acute care physical therapy.

“The Foundation’s new major gift opportunities provide individuals and organizations the ability to quickly fund impactful research,” said 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.”

The first $40,000 acute care research grant in the 2018 funding cycle will be awarded to an emerging investigator seeking to advance the practice of acute care physical therapy. The Foundation will accept applications through August 2, 2018.

Grant eligibility includes only studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants under the direction and supervision of physical therapists.

For more information, visit https://foundation4pt.org.

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- Emily Delzell

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