Aquatic PT Section members are invited to apply for the Section's 2008 SwimEx Sports and Orthopedic Research Grant Award. Applications are due by the extended deadline of June 1, 2008.
The $5,000 grant is designed
to assist with a one-year research study that investigates a question or
questions of importance to aquatic physical therapy in patients with sports or
orthopedic related injuries, according to
The purpose of the grant is to provide funding to assist physical therapist investigators and to encourage research that will add to the body of knowledge related to the improvement of patients requiring rehabilitation for a sports related or orthopedic injury utilizing aquatic physical therapy, Wiggin said. The grant can support post-professional thesis or dissertation research.
The grant is made possible by a gift from SwimEx, a leading designer and manufacturer of residential swim spas and commercial aquatic therapy and sports conditioning pools with headquarters in Fall River, Mass.
Apply here. (Note: the application has the wrong deadline on it. The correct deadline is June 1, 2008 and the grant will be awarded by July 1st if a qualified applicant is identified.