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Journal Club

March 21, 2023

Journal Club is a bi-monthly, interactive, online forum for geriatric physical therapists to discuss the clinical implications of recent geriatric rehabilitation research.

CSM 2023

February 22-25, 2023 | San Diego, CA

Join us for APTA CSM, the largest physical therapy conference in the country, in San Diego in 2023. 

LIVE Webinar

January 19, 2023

GCS Prep Webinar 2: Functional Outcomes

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quick screening tools for individuals demonstrating cognitive deficits

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Geriatrics is a rapidly growing specialty in physical therapy. APTA Geriatrics, An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association, supports those therapists, assistants, and students who work with an ageing population in roles of advocacy, direct patient care, consultation, supervision, and education. The Academy was formed in 1978 to address the needs of the physical therapy practitioner working with the ageing client. Today, it represents and serves over 5,500 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and other health care providers interested in the area of geriatric physical therapy.

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New Toolkit Assists Clinicians with Cognitive Deficit Screening Tools

New Toolkit Assists Clinicians with Cognitive Deficit Screening Tools

January 9, 2023
Do you have clients who appear to be struggling with...
Balance and Falls SIG Update – 4th quarter 2022

Balance and Falls SIG Update – 4th quarter 2022

December 16, 2022
Greetings APTA Geriatrics BF SIG Members and Happy Holiday Season! ...
Bone Health SIG Update – December 2022

Bone Health SIG Update – December 2022

December 14, 2022
Happy December! On behalf of APTA Geriatrics Bone Health SIG,...
Publication from JGPT on Dementia Now Available

Publication from JGPT on Dementia Now Available

November 4, 2022
Tackling Dementia: A Systematic Review of Interventions Based on Physical...
From Our Members:  A Mind-Body Approach to Fall Prevention

From Our Members: A Mind-Body Approach to Fall Prevention

October 10, 2022
Imagine if you could help your patient reduce their risk...
Balance and Falls SIG Update -3rd quarter 2022

Balance and Falls SIG Update -3rd quarter 2022

October 10, 2022
Greetings APTA Geriatrics BF SIG Members, The executive committee and...
Open access documents available from Balance and Falls SIG Tri-Alliance Campaign

Open access documents available from Balance and Falls SIG Tri-Alliance Campaign

September 23, 2022
The APTA Geriatrics BF SIG is proud to announce that...
2022 Fall Prevention Awareness Day Kick Off Call Information

2022 Fall Prevention Awareness Day Kick Off Call Information

July 8, 2022
On June 29, 2022, the APTA Geriatrics BF SIG had...
Balance and Falls SIG Update – 2nd quarter 2022

Balance and Falls SIG Update – 2nd quarter 2022

June 28, 2022
Greetings BF SIG Members, The executive committee and other volunteers...
Publications From JGPT For Osteoporosis Now Available

Publications From JGPT For Osteoporosis Now Available

March 23, 2022
Publications from JGPT for Osteoporosis: Physical Therapist Management of Patients...
2020-2022 Work plan released for for Global Health for Aging Adults

2020-2022 Work plan released for for Global Health for Aging Adults

March 3, 2022
Take a look at the 2020-2022 Work plan for GHAA and...
CSM 2022 Summary

CSM 2022 Summary

February 17, 2022
  It was great to be back in person for...
Cognitive and Mental Health SIG Fact Sheet: Delirium

Cognitive and Mental Health SIG Fact Sheet: Delirium

February 1, 2022
Download this resource Fact Sheet Here:  Delirium
Resources for Implementing an Annual Checkup Visit

Resources for Implementing an Annual Checkup Visit

December 20, 2021
Below are documents to help you implement an annual visit...
Check Out Silver Sneakers: An Evidence-based Fitness Program for Ageing Adults

Check Out Silver Sneakers: An Evidence-based Fitness Program for Ageing Adults

August 6, 2021
Silver Sneakers has been identified by the Center for Disease...
Congratulations to the 2021 Clinical Residency or Fellowship Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2021 Clinical Residency or Fellowship Scholarship Recipients!

June 14, 2021
APTA Geriatrics takes pride assisting in the development of young...