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  • Foundation Has a New Name, Logo, and Website

    What's in a name? For the organization formerly known as The Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation), just about everything.

    Earlier this month, the Foundation announced a name change for the organization, from the Foundation for Physical Therapy to the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. It's a subtle change, but an important one, according to Foundation President Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

    "After much consideration, the board of trustees concluded that this addition to our name would more clearly define what we do," Field-Fote said in a Foundation news release. "Research has always been the core of our identity. Now it's a part of our name."

    The name change, adopted in the Foundation's 40th anniversary year, was accompanied by a new logo and redesigned website. The shifts were the result of a nearly 2-year communications assessment.

    Rather than an attempt to capture a new direction, the name change is intended to make the Foundation's focus as clear as possible. According to Field-Fote, the work of the Foundation will continue unaltered.

    "Although our name and logo have changed…our everyday work and enduring commitment to the profession remain unwavering," Field-Fote said.

    Since its establishment with the financial support of APTA in 1979, the Foundation has become an independent 501(c)(3) organization that has awarded more than $17 million in grants, scholarships, and fellowships. In addition, the Foundation established the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR), a multi-institutional research and training program. APTA is a Foundation Pinnacle Partner in Research and was a lead donor to the establishment of CoHSTAR.


    • I like the new name. It better describes the Foundation.

      Posted by Carolyn Chanoski on 1/30/2019 4:39 PM

    • I am happy for the new name and logo but confident in the publication of, you constant, I am a fan here in Brazil already thank you and I congratulate you for all this success

      Posted by Laudelino Nascimento da Silva on 2/3/2019 2:30 PM

    • Along with the new name emphasizing research as a prime mission for the FPTR, the Board formulated and approved a revised Strategic Plan that sets goals and objectives that will guide the direction and allocation of resources to meet this emphasis. Exciting times ahead.....check the website.

      Posted by Chuck Martin, CAE on 2/3/2019 11:12 PM

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