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And like all dynasty teams, TherapySouth has strong leadership at the top and often cultivates and develops its own talent. In 2010, Steve Foster, PT (PT 1980), founder of TherapySouth, along with Ron Richardson, PT (PT, 1974), established a sponsored scholarship.

The scholarship annually provides a most deserving Doctor of Physical Therapy student with funds to help support them during the final phase of the program. In addition to financial need, scholarship winners are chosen based on leadership qualities shown by the student in the PT program and in their community.

“Since the beginning, TherapySouth has worked hard to provide practical learning opportunities for younger physical therapists in our clinics so the scholarship was a natural extension of our mission to help develop the next generation of PTs,” said Foster.

Since 2006, when TherapySouth was established, they have opened their doors to more than 180 students and that will continue in the future because of the quality of PT talent developed at UAB.

“Overall, I know that if we have a UAB student or alumni on our team, then they already understand how to work together and they understand that together we have better ideas, better solutions and better results,” said Spooner.