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THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 5K SUCH A SUCCESS!

We couldn't have asked for better weather for our inaugural 5K that was held on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at the Danada Forest Preserve, (3S580 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189) from 9-11 am - as well as being a virtual event! We had 70 people at Danada and 40 virtual participants.  Thanks too to our 14 amazing sponsors and volunteers.

Save the date for our 2nd annual IPTF 5K!  Mark your calendars for October 1, 2022. Our inclusive 5k allows anyone to participate, whether walking, running, or rolling. All net proceeds will help fund the new IPTF DEI Scholarship. Our 2021 5K raised almost $6000 for this scholarship.

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Donate Today to Help Promote Our Profession!

Many thanks to everyone who donated on the Day of Giving!  We raised over $6000 that will be used to support the IPTF mission!  Your generosity is most appreciated.

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Congratulations to Midwestern University for once again having the most contributions on 2021 #Giving Tuesday.

We look forward to the 2022 Midwestern University Student Challenge and supporting the IPTF & Student to Student Scholarship on #GivingTuesday, 11/29/2022. Thank you to all who supported the 2021 challenge! We raised over $700 for                                                                         our Student to Student Scholarships!
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THANK YOU FOR HELPING US CELEBRATE THE IPTA'S 70 ANNIVERSARY AND SUPPORT THE IPTF'S NEW DEI SCHOLARSHIP!

In celebrating IPTA's 70th Anniversary, we honored each of our past IPTA Presidents with a paver. These pavers were purchased through the generous donations collected from our "70 Miles for 70 Years - Run, Walk or Roll" Fundraiser. We appreciate the leadership of these past Presidents in moving our profession forward. If you haven't already, check out this video montage of messages from our past Presidents. It is amazing to learn about the successes and challenges of our past from those who have led us to our future!

Net proceeds from this fundraiser support the IPTF DEI Scholarship.

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SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH NEWS

Congratulations to our 2021 Recipient of the Judith Harris & Dr. Monica Vohmann Scholarship: Mallory Schilf, SPT

David and Julie Rosen, PT, are delighted to award Mallory Schilf, SPT as the 2021 recipient of this scholarship that was created to honor Julie's mother and her mom's doctor. The Judith Harris and Dr. Monica Vohmann $1000 Scholarship application process for 2022 is open!  Deadline to apply is January 30, 2022.
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NEW DEI SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW OPEN

Check out to see if you are eligible to apply for the NEW IPTF DEI Scholarship. Be the first SPT or SPTA to receive this! Deadline to apply is January 30, 2022
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 3 2021 IPTF $1000 RESEARCH TEAM RECIPIENTS!

Karen Stevens PT, DPT, MS, OCS, Judy Hess PT, DHS, OCS, CMPT, Cert. DN, and Janey Prodoehl PT, PhD, CCTT for their project:  Intrinsic Foot Muscle Activation

Megan Lamphere, PT, DPT, Karla Wente, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, and Emily Becker, PT, MPT for their project: Logistical Characteristics of Early Professional Physical Therapy Mentorship Programs at Place of Employment

Mickey Shah, PT, DSc, Martha Cammarata, PhD, Matthew Smith, PT, DPT, MS, and Cameron Jaldali, PT, DPT for their project: Using Electrophysiological Measures to Evaluate Brain Activity comparing Immersive Virtual Reality to Real-world Simulation: A Pilot Study

Start thinking now about your 2022 research project. Need help?  Ask for a research mentor.  Deadline to apply is September 15, 2022.

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Team rehab partners with the IPTF to award eight $2,000 student scholarships! congratulations to THE 2021 RECIPIENTS

MARISSA CAIN, SPT - University of Illinois, Chicago
CAYLA CARDEN, SPT - Northern Illinois University
JOLINE CHANG,SPT, CSC - Governors State University
HEATHER CIGAS, SPT - Northwestern University
JAMES CRAVENS, SPT - Rosalind Franklin University
ASHLEY FREEMAN, SPTA - Elgin Community College
SYDNEY LAZZELL, SPT - Midwestern University
TAYLOR WRIGHT, SPT - Bradley University

The Team Rehab Scholarship applications are now open.  Deadline to apply is January 30th!

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LET'S CONGRATULATE GRACE GARCIA, SPT AND CHRISTINA CRAWFORD,SPT, FOR BEING THE RECIPIENTS OF THE NEW STUDENT TO STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP!

The Student to Student scholarship is funded through student fundraising initiatives and awarded to a SPT or SPTA in their final year of their program.

While the 2021 application process is closed, it is never too early to think about the 2022 SCHOLARSHIP!  Deadline is AUGUST 1, 2022.

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12.1.2021 CHECK OUT THE RESEARCH PARTICIPATION REQUESTS UNDER THE CURRENT RESEARCH PAGE!

We have 3 programs looking for participants!  Please visit and help their research. Click here for current research.

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RESEARCH GRANTS

Looking for research funding? Apply for the 2022 $1,000 IPTF Research Grant by September 15, 2022. Apply for an IPTF Research Grant