The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research invites applications for its Moffat Geriatric Physical Therapy Research Grants program. Grants of up to $70,000 over 1 to 2 years are available. The deadline to apply is August 5.

According to the foundation, little data is available on the practice of frontloading physical therapy visits within the home healthcare experience. To that end, the foundation seeks research that helps refine the definition of frontloading; describes the prevalence of frontloading and visit intensity; examines the impact of frontloading therapy visits on functional improvement and hospital readmission rates; identifies the kinds of patients most likely to benefit from frontloading; and provides guidance to home health physical therapy providers on how and when to implement these strategies.

Grants will be awarded in support of research on the practice and impact of frontloading and treatment intensity. Research questions may be addressed through quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research approaches using existing data sets.

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Proposals may be submitted by an individual or by a group of investigators through a US- sponsoring organization/institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one member as the principal investigator responsible for directing the project.

The PI must be a citizen of the US, have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the US, or have made an official application for permanent residence in the US. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant.

Visit Foundation for Physical Therapy Research for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

[Source: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research]