Our Mission


To fund original research worldwide that contributes to the body of evidence related to the usefulness and limitations of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.

Adopted 11/2005


It is the intent of this Foundation to:

  1. Become a recognized world-leader in supporting musculoskeletal research.
  2. Attain self-sustaining monies to support multiple research projects spanning the full spectrum from case studies, to multi-centre trials that contribute to the mission statement.
  3. Develop a diverse fund-raising base to support the mission of the Foundation

Adopted 11/2015


By the end of 5 years, the Foundation strives to achieve the following:

  1. Increase financial holdings to a total of $650,000
  2. Increase funding-raising income to $75,000 per year
  3. Increase yearly project funding to $50,000
  4. Increase the number of funding proposals to 10 per year by increasing awareness of the IMDTRF funding mechanism(s)
  5. Focus the research efforts in the areas of cost-effectiveness and patient/therapist compliance with MDT

Adopted 11/2015