Welcome to the illinois physical therapy foundation

#givingtuesday was november 28!  We made our match and raised over $2800!  Thank you for supporting IL PT Research!

Congrats to FOX COLLEGE!  They had all 91 students in their PTA program contribute on  #GivingTuesday. They will be rewarded with a pizza party on 12/13 to celebrate their 100% participation.

TEAM REHABILITATION PARTNERS WITH THE IPTF TO AWARD $16,000 IN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS!

12.01.2017:  Scholarship Applications are open!  Link and details coming soon.
 10.18.2017: TEAM REHAB, a network of therapist-owned outpatient physical therapy clinics in the Midwest, has partnered with the IPTF to award 8 Illinois physical therapy students a $2000 scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding SPT or SPTA students who show superior scholastic performance and exhibit promising potential as practical clinicians.

IPTF $1000 RESEARCH GRANT RECEIVES 3 APPLICATIONS!

11.14.17:  Research Grant applications are being reviewed with winner announcements in December.  Please support #GivingTuesday to we can award more than 1 grant!

9.21.2017:  The competition is on for this year’s IPTF $1000 Research Grant!  The Research Committee has its’ work cut out for them as they review the 3 outstanding applications for the grant.  Congratulations to IPTA members Breanna Reynolds, Christian Evans, and Christopher Hagan for submitting applications.  The winner of this year’s grant will be announced later this year.  Stay posted to learn about the exciting PT research being conducted in Illinois!
11.14.2017 CHECK OUT THE NEW RESEARCH PARTICIPATION REQUESTS UNDER THE CURRENT RESEARCH PAGE!!
CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT RESEARCH

IPTF Awarded NACDD Walk With Ease Grant. DO YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED?

11.14.2017:  The Walk With Ease Handbooks have arrived!  Be among the first clinics to start the WWE program.  Now is the time to commit so you are ready to start in January when everyone thinks Health and Wellness.  IPTF is excited to be promoting our Walk With Ease Program. Do you want to be involved? Click here Walk With Ease-IPTF Promotional flyer for complete program details.  Contact Linda Griffith at lgriffith@ipta.org to order your books now. Become a community leader by coordinating the Self-Directed WWE program and promote your physical therapy profession!

07.01.17: 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. We will be looking to our IPTA members to help promote and facilitate the WWE program.

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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.

Make a Donation

Make a one-time gift or use your credit card to schedule recurring donations. Make a Donation

planned giving

Make a future gift to the Foundation by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. Planned Giving

purchase a paver

Purchase a 100% tax-deductible honor/memorial paver to support physical therapy research. Purchase a Paver

SUPPORT

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