Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation And Aspen Medical Products Announce New Grant Partnership

Sep 17, 2013, 08:30 ET from Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (FPM&R) and Aspen Medical Products are proud to announce a partnership in the development of a new research grant.  The Aspen Medical Products Spinal Bracing Research Grant provides $10,000 for research on the use of spinal bracing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with special consideration given to outcomes research. Applications are being accepted through November 02, 2013.  The FPM&R Awards and Grants Review Committee will independently score all proposals and recommend a winner to the FPM&R Board of Directors.  The award will be presented at the 2014 Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting next February in Nashville. 

Phyllis Anderson, MA, Executive Director of the FPM&R stated: "The Foundation currently receives six to eight times as many applications each year as we have grants available, and many of those unfunded projects have clear merit in improving treatment for spine patients.  With financial support from Aspen Medical Products, we can provide resources that clinicians and scientific researchers need to initiate projects that result in clinical interventions for spine injury or disease, and achieve a better quality of life for millions of Americans."

"In keeping with Aspen's longstanding commitment to spinal bracing research, we are extremely pleased to partner with FPM&R in offering this research grant," states Geof Garth, Executive Vice President of R&D and Clinical Research, Aspen Medical Products.  "Our goal in funding this grant is to further advance the science of spinal bracing and ultimately to improve patient care."

About The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:

The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, strives to restore health, improve function, minimize pain and enhance quality of life for individuals with disability through research and education in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.  For more information, visit

About Aspen Medical Products

Aspen Medical Products is a recognized leader in providing clinically effective spinal braces.  With over 20 years of research, development and innovation, Aspen markets award winning, highly effective, comfortable braces that provide therapeutic levels of motion restriction.  For many, these braces also deliver significant and rapid pain relief, accelerating their return to a full and active life.  Aspen Medical Products is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, CA.  For more information, visit

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SOURCE Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation