Welcome to the illinois physical therapy foundation

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR IPTF $1000 RESEARCH RECIPIENTS!

Christian Evans, PT, PhD
Potential Sources of Infection in a Physical Therapy Outpatient Clinic: Implications for Patient & Provider Safety
Breanna Reynolds, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Thrust Joint Manipulation to the Cervical Spine in Patients with a Primary Complaint of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD): A Randomized Clincal Trial

WILL YOU BE OUR NEXT IPTF $1000 GRANT RECIPIENT?

It's not too early to start thinking about applying for the 2018 IPTF $1000 Research Grant. Applications are due by September 15, 2018.

$1000 IPTF Research Application

Team rehab partners with the iptf to award $14,000 in student scholarships!

The IPTF received 29 awesome scholarship applications representing 6 Physical Therapy programs and 2 Physical Therapist Assistant Programs

Applications for 2019 IPTF/Team Rehab Scholarships will be accepted starting in December. Stay tuned for dates and details.

2018 IPTF/Team Rehab Scholarship Recipients

HANNAH BOOKER, SPT - Bradley University
JAMIE KILQUIST, SPTA - Southwestern Illinois College
MICHELLE KAZMIER, SPT - Northwestern University
CHELSEA ROOT, SPT - Rosalind Franklin University
TRACE McCLINTOCK, SPT - Governors State University
ADAM SIWIEC, SPT - University of Illinois at Chicago
ALEXANDER GOUGH, SPT - Midwestern University

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 RECIPIENTS!!

7.9.2018 CHECK OUT THE NEW RESEARCH PARTICIPATION REQUESTS UNDER THE CURRENT RESEARCH PAGE!!
We have 1 program still looking for participants.
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RESEARCH

IPTF Awarded NACDD Walk With Ease Supplemental Grant. 17 Clinics and Groups are currently participating. DO YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED? We still need 8-10 more groups or clinics. Help your patients walk into a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. THEY NEED YOU TO SHOW THEM HOW!

7.9.18 200 more Walk With Ease Handbooks have arrived. 
17 Clinics and groups throughout the state are participating in the Walk With Ease programs. Don’t you want to participate? Summer is a great time to walk. With the passage of Direct Access to physical therapy in Illinois, incorporating a health & wellness program into your clinic just got easier.
This is an easy, ongoing program that is a great way to bring people into your clinic and help to get people aware of what physical therapy is all about as they begin their health and wellness journey. The  IPTF is excited that we had such a tremendous success with our first 400 participants. Illinois is the only state to be awarded a supplemental grant for the Walk With Ease Program. Do you want to be involved? Click here for a Walk With Ease-IPTF Promotional flyer for complete program details.  Contact Linda Griffith at lgriffith@ipta.org to order your FREE books now. Become a community leader by coordinating the Self-Directed WWE program , or new with the supplemental grant, is the chance to do the Directed Program. Not only are the books free, the IPTF will even pay for your online class to become a Certified WWE Direct Program Instructor! Our participating clinics have discovered they can build community awareness about their clinic as they promote the physical therapy profession!

The IPTF is excited to be working with the NACDD and CDC to promote the Walk with Ease Program(WWE). WWE, by the Arthritis Foundation, is designed for people with or without arthritis – young and old, male and female, fit and not-so-fit. It is a program to help people living with arthritis better manage their pain and is also ideal for people without arthritis who want to make walking a regular habit. Shown to reduce pain and increase balance and walking pace, Walk with Ease provides participants with the information and tools they need to develop a safe exercise routine that fits their unique needs and goals.

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RESEARCH GRANTS

Looking for research funding? Click here and apply for a $1,000 IPTF research grant. Application deadline is September 15. Apply for an IPTF Research Grant

Our Mission

The Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation supports physical therapists’ unique position as human movement experts.

Our Vision

Revitalizing society through the use of physical therapists as human movement experts.

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Promote and encourage research projects in physical therapy

RAISE

Public awareness of physical therapy by supporting local and statewide health and wellness events and initiatives.

EDUCATE

Consumers on the benefits of physical therapy through web, social and print media