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Foundation for PT Welcomes FOTO as Newest Partner in Research

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ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 5, 2017) - The Foundation for Physical Therapy is proud to welcome Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes INC (FOTO) to its Partners in Research program as a Bronze Level Partner.  

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“We are very pleased to welcome FOTO as a corporate Partner in Research, said Foundation Board of Trustees President, Barbara Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA. “Thanks to partners like FOTO, the Foundation is able to expand our impact in funding evidence-based physical therapy research to improve the quality of life for countless people.”

FOTO is a Knoxville, TN, based corporation that has been improving solutions that measure and report functional outcomes for the rehab industry for 25 years. FOTO's web-based solutions are risk-adjusted to enable fair and accurate measurement and predictions of the expected improvement in a patient's functional status. Over 14 million patient assessments have been compiled in the FOTO database, and researchers have utilized FOTO data to publish over 90 articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. FOTO has been supporting outcomes based research in rehab through their annual Hart Outcomes Research Grant and Hart International Research Award.

“FOTO is very interested in partnering with the Foundation to support outcomes based research in rehab,” said FOTO President, Al Amato, PT, MBA. “We believe that sponsoring outcomes based research is the best way to promote rehab in general and prove the value of PT.” To learn more about FOTO, visit: fotoinc.com.

The Partners in Research program recognizes corporate donors and sponsorships that support the Foundation’s mission to provide doctoral scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to emerging physical therapist researchers.

To learn more about our Partners in Research program, please contact our Corporate Development Specialist, Laura Rittenhouse, at LauraRittenhouse@Foundation4pt.org or by calling 703-706-8597.

About The Foundation for Physical Therapy

The Foundation for Physical Therapy was established in 1979 as a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of physical therapy care by providing support for scientifically based and clinically relevant physical therapy research and doctoral scholarships and fellowships.

Over the last 37 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in research grants, fellowships, and post professional doctoral scholarships to more than 585 emerging scientists. Foundation-funded researchers have gone on to receive an estimated $753 million in external funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sources. Many of today’s leading and emerging physical therapist researchers, clinicians, and academicians began their careers with a grant or scholarship from the Foundation.

Contributions to the Foundation for Physical Therapy are tax-deductible and can be made online at Foundation4PT.org or sent to its headquarters at 1111 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314.

To learn more, visit Foundation4pt.org, e-mail info@foundation4pt.org or call 800/875-1378.