Leigh Castleberry

May 11, 2016 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces 2016 D. L Hart International Research Award Recipient is Pedro Gozalo, PhD

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016

The FOTO 2016 D. L Hart International Research Award was presented to Pedro Gozalo, PhD, for outstanding research relating to rehabilitation. Gozalo is Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health with Brown University.


The research studyBenchmarking Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics Using Functional Status Outcomes, represents a notable contribution toward promoting quality and cost-effectiveness in healthcare.  Specifically the research showed how functional patient-reported data, derived from the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) database, can be used to validly benchmark outpatient rehabilitation therapy clinics. Because there was sufficient variation in provider outcomes use for benchmarking, the FOTO dataset would be useful in pay-for-performance models. Co-authors involved in the research include Linda Resnik, PT, PhD and Benjamin Silver, BA.   


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May 11, 2015 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces the First D. L Hart International Research Award Recipient is Daniel Deutscher, PT, PhD,

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 10, 2015

FOTO Announces the 2015 D. L Hart International Research Award was presented to Dr. Daniel Deutscher, PT, PhD, for outstanding research in physical therapy. Dr. Deutscher is Director of Research & Development, Physical Therapy Service, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

The significance of Dr. Deutscher’s research found that physical therapists with any formal McKenzie education (Parts A to D and credentialed) had better patient functional outcomes and fewer visits than therapists with no formal McKenzie training. The research is published and peer-reviewed in Physical Therapist’ Level of McKenzie Education, Functional Outcomes, and Utilization in Patients with Low Back Pain. Co-authors involved in the research include Mark Werneke, PT, MS, Dip MDT, Ditza Gottlieb, PT, MSc, Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, and Linda Resnik, PT, PhD.   

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