Earlier this year four students wrote a proposal to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) asking for $990 to fund their research. Lauren Clark, Laura Green, Carrie Rorick and Ashley Vidrine requested this money for their research on the comparative advantages of the Manu Brace versus “a standard wrist split in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”
Thanks to a great idea, sound research and a well written proposal Clark, Green, Rorick and Vidrine received a check for $1,000 and a letter of acceptance from the TPTA granting them a chance to prove their theory. Clark said that receiving the grant was “a very great feeling… because it meant we would be able to conduct our research the way we had intended and planned for. We are very thankful to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for awarding us the funding.” The group’s final presentation is to be submitted in 2011.