Aspen & FPM&R
Aspen’s Commitment to Research
With a commitment to clinical research that is unparalleled in the orthotics community, Aspen Medical Products has brought a series of innovative products to market. Backed by more than 30 years of clinical research that substantiates the safety, efficacy, superior comfort and improved patient outcomes, Aspen spinal braces have provided immediate pain relief for many patients and have helped thousands get back to the activities they care about.
Aspen is dedicated to advancing the science of spinal bracing and ultimately to improving patients’ quality of life. In pursuit of this goal, Aspen has worked with several renowned researchers from a number of the most prominent institutions and associations worldwide. Findings from these clinical research studies, as well as input from clinical professionals and patients using Aspen braces, have directly impacted product development, making Aspen products the most innovative and effective braces on the market.
Aspen is proud to partner with the Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (FPM&R) to offer The Aspen Medical Products Spinal Bracing Research Grant annually. These $10,000 grants were created to help advance research in the physical medicine and rehabilitation field and are focused on improving patient outcomes through the use of bracing.
The inaugural grant was awarded in 2014 and here are the winners to date:
“Benefit of Lumbar Bracing for Chronic Low Back Pain due to Degenerative Disc Disease”
Thiru Annaswamy, MD, VA North Texas Health System and Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
member of the Evidence-based Practice Committee of the AAPM&R and former Program Chair for the AAP’s Annual Meeting
Samuel Bierner, MD, co-investigator, Professor and Residency Program Director at UT Southwestern
“Continuous Monitoring of Pelvic Tilt and its Correlation to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”
Tadgh O’Gara, MD, Wake Forest University
For more information about the grant, click here
The Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (FPM&R) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit organization committed to helping physicians restore function and enhance the quality of life for individuals with disability by advancing the science of physiatry (PM&R).
For more information about FPM&R, click here