Foundation Announces 2013 Recipients of Postprofessional Doctoral Scholarships
and Fellowship Totaling $228,000
The Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees recently awarded a total of $228,000 in Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I & II Scholarships and a New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI) to 14 physical therapists. Read on.
The application deadline for Specialist Certification in Orthopaedics is July 31, 2013.
Access to the online application, the general information booklet, and additional information are available through the ABPTS website at www.abpts.org. Contact the Specialist Certification Program by phone at 800/999-2782, ext 8520; or by e-mail at email@example.com with any questions about the process.
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Orthopaedic Section Clinical Research Network (CRN) Grant Update
Creation of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy – Investigative Network (OPT-IN) for the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort Study. Read on
HPA Research Grant Program
The APTA Section on Health Policy and Administration (HPA) Announces the
Continuation of our Research Grant Program
The purpose of the Health Policy and Administration Grant Program is to stimulate, encourage and support research activities that enhance the body of knowledge related to health policy or clinical administration in physical therapy. Click here to read on.
Foundation Awards $300,000 High-Impact Grant to Investigate the Influence of Physical Therapy Referral Characteristics and Practices on Quality, Cost Effectiveness, and Utilization PatternsRead on
Primary Care Referral of Patients with Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy
The Orthopaedic Section is pleased to announce electronic publication ahead of print of the article, "Primary Care Referral of Patients with Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: Impact on Future Healthcare Utilization and Costs" which will appear in an upcoming issue of Spine. The article written by Julie M. Fritz, PT, PhD, ATC; John D. Childs, PT, PhD; Robert S. Wainner, PT, PhD; and Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD, was partially funded by the Orthopaedic Section and demonstrates the benefit of early referral to physical therapy for a new episode of low back pain. An abstract of the article can be obtained at: http://www.apta.org/Media/Releases/Consumer/2012/5/25/.