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AAOMPT Releases Position Statement Opposing Use of ‘Degenerative Disc Disease’ as Diagnostic Term


AAOMPT urges clinicians to avoid using the diagnosis of degenerative disc disease, comments on the role of physical therapists in preventing exposure to opioids. Click here to read the full press release.

Research Submissions Now Open


We are excited to open the Research Submission portal for both abstracts and grant applications. Click here to submit an Abstract Submission & Click here to submit a Grant Submission.

AAOMPT 2018 Conference Photos


Check out photos from the 2018 Conference!

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History of AAOMPT Session Videos Now Available


Click here to view the History of AAOMPT Session presented at the 2017 Annual Conference in Salt Lake City!

New Paris Patla Grant Will Provide Up to $360k In Funding In 2018


The Foundation for Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that the first Paris Patla Musculoskeletal Grant will be offered starting in 2018. The purpose of the grant is to study the musculoskeletal system and manual therapy. The new funding mechanism will award $120,000 per year for two years with a possible third year of funding via a competitive renewal, providing funding up to $360,000 over a three-year period.

“The Foundation has worked tirelessly to build up a strong cadre of physical therapist researchers, “Paris said. “We support physical therapy research because it is critical to our profession’s ongoing health.” Patla remarked, “We want to sustain the Foundation’s work for generations to come.”

The grant is made possible by a generous $1 million contribution received in 2014. Foundation Trustee Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAAOMPT and his wife Catherine Patla, PT, DHSc, MS, OCS, MTC, FAAOMPT donated $500,000 and Laureate Education Inc. supported them by matching their $500,000 gift.