2018 Move Forward 5k/10k
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Foundation for Physical Therapy
The mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy is to fund and publicize physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists, and to develop the next generation of researchers.
The vision of the Foundation for Physical Therapy is to change the face of healthcare by providing a society that thrives on mobility with the innovative research needed to optimize physical functioning.
Established in 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $17 million to launch and fund the research careers of more than 550 physical therapists around the country in scientific, clinical, and health services research.
Our Foundation alumni have gone on to leverage their grants to secure an estimated $753 million from other funding sources in order to produce groundbreaking evidence of physical therapy's crucial role in such areas as:
Recovering from stroke, injury, and accidents;
Improving mobility for children with cerebral palsy; and
Offering pain-free movement in patients with low-back pain.