It Starts With You
Your gift supports orthopedic research at the University of Wisconsin


Your gift to the Freedom of Movement Fund will support innovative research that seeks to answer “what if” questions like:

What if there was a way to reduce sports-related concussions to make sports safer for kids? Or what if you could regenerate your own tissue to self-heal joints, bones, ligaments, or tendons? Can you imagine the improvement in quality of life if injured goalies, golfers, and gardeners could get back to doing what they love while preventing future injuries?

Watch the short video below to learn more about some of our researchers and their groundbreaking work made possible by the Freedom of Movement Fund.

Life Changing Support

We need your support to continue the kind of innovative research that’s led the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to become a world leader in research, education, and patient care.

You can impact countless lives. Please consider helping us create the future of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin!


Your gift to The Freedom of Movement Fund supports:

  • Exciting discoveries in tissue engineering and innovative surgical procedures
  • Research to improve function for patients with musculoskeletal disease
  • Advances in Sports Medicine that improve safety in youth and adult sports participation
  • Education for the next generation of brilliant faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Help us meet our goal of raising $5 million dollars

The Freedom Of Movement Fund

We created the Freedom of Movement Fund in 2013 because we needed additional resources to support the research of our faculty physicians and scientists. Your gift adds to our endowment, which funds our highest priority projects.

Our research and science focuses on improving lives for children and adults living with bone and joint disorders and injuries. Our work spans the entire spectrum of orthopedic care for all ages, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and recovery.


Contact Kim Beld
Chief Administrative Officer

(608) 263-7841