purchase a paver on the legacy walk at IPTA
Step up and help us pave the way for the future of physical therapy
The Legacy Walk gives members and friends an opportunity to become a part of the Chapter’s rich history and its future by purchasing engraved pavers to be installed in the brick pathway outside of the IPTA chapter office in Naperville. Groups or individuals can use the pavers to commemorate special occasions, honor professional contributions or memorialize past or current members. (For ideas, see how others have used the bricks below.)
The purpose of the Legacy Walk is to help IPTA meet its pledge to raise $22,500 to help fund the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s Center for Excellence in Health Services Research. Once funded, the Center for Excellence will conduct research to delineate the value of PT services for individuals and for population health. This effort is critical to the achievement of both the APTA and IPTA vision.
Besides helping to raise funds, the Legacy Walk is a timeless tribute to the importance of physical therapy and to the individuals committed to preserving its future.
All paver purchases are 100% tax-deductible.
We challenge you to take the first step today!
Why buy a paver? You can use it to:
Acknowledge a professior who played a special role in your physical therapy education
Show your appreciation for received guidance and support.
past & present members
Thank members for their personal contributions to the profession of physical therapy.
Acknowledge years of service in leadership roles.
Mark the day you received your license or received special acknowledgement for your work in PT.
years in practice
Record milestones or look back at your career years at retirement.
Commemorate your graduating class or declare your personal dedication to physical therapy.
Recognize the achievement of opening your private practice.
Memorialize a professional peer with a lasting token of your remembrance.
Note past experiences, missions, teams, special projects or community events.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Legacy Walk is a pathway of paver bricks outside of the IPTA chapter office in Naperville, Ill.
The Legacy Walk is the PT version of the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Its existence is a timeless tribute to the importance of physical therapy and to the individuals committed to preserving its future.
Yes! Your tax-deductible purchase will help further advancements in physical therapy, as 100% of proceeds fund PT research.
Pavers are available in three sizes: 4″ x 8″, 8″ x 8″, and 12″ x 12″. Prices are $100, $250 and $400, respectively.
Of course! Life is busy – schedule time with your peers to decide on your paver intention and message. Set a deadline so that your group has their order ready to place within one of the two installment periods.
IPTF staff will contact you when your paver has been created. We will be happy to email photos of your completed engraving, and also after the paver has been installed.