The Foundation for Physical Therapy is the recipient of a perpetual, annual gift from the late Karen St. John through the St. John Family Foundation.
Karen St. John, PT, MA, MTC, a longstanding contributor to the Foundation, recognized the significance of supporting research in physical therapy and of the positive outcomes it would bring to a patient's quality of life. Her planned gift will be used to provide support for physical therapy research supporting evidence-based practice that enhances the quality of patient and client services.
St. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. She later moved to purse her postgraduate degree, where she earned her Master's Degree for the Teaching of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She went on to own and operate her own Physical Therapy practice, teach at McGill University in Quebec, Canada for six years, and conduct national seminars to share the latest techniques in physical therapy.
St. John strongly believed in the influence the physical therapy profession can have on quality of life. With this planned gift, she has ensured the Foundation will continue to have ongoing support in helping shape future physical therapy researchers.