Journal Club (JClub)
Journal Club is a free and facilitated bi-monthly discussion. All APTA Geriatrics members are invited to attend. There is no charge for this event, and you can earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending.
Journal Club is typically held on the third Tuesday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Prior to the online event, attendees are asked to read a selected article from the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and an associated case study published in GeriNotes that illustrates how the study findings might be applied in clinical practice.
During the one-hour event, one of the study authors will present their study, with an emphasis on the clinical motivation for the study and the clinical application/impact of their findings. The clinician case study author will also participate to discuss the clinical application of the study findings as described in the case study.
Upcoming JClub Dates
Archived Journal Club Events
Article: “Effects of a 16-week Multimodal Exercise Program on Physical Performance in Individuals with Dementia: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial”
J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2022 Jan-Mar; 45 (1): 3-24
Authors: Barisch-Fritz, Bettina; Trautwein, Sandra; Scharpf, Andrea; Krell-Roesch, Janina; Woll, Alexander.
Presenter(s): Dr. Bettina Barisch-Fritz, Ph.D.
Case Study: Am I Making a Difference for My Patient
Case Study Discussant: Devayani K. Kurlekar, PT, DPT
Article: “Effects of Pilates Exercise on Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”
J Geriatr Phys Ther April/June 2022. 45(2):107-114.
Authors: Goncalves de Oliveira, Raphaael; Eiji Ueno Anami, Gustavo; Aparecida Coelho, Edilaine; Campos de Oliveira, Lais.
Presenter(s): Jorge Júnior, PE
Case Study: “Is a Pilates Program Enough?”
Case Study Discussant: Sherri Betz, PT, DPT
Article: Pain Reducing Effective of Physical Therapist-Delivered Interventions: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials Among Older Adults with Dementia
J Geriatr Phys Ther July/September 2020 433(3):156-169
Authors: Coronado, Rogelio A.; Albers, Hannah E.; Allen, Jessica L.; Clark, Rebeca G; Estrada, Victoria A.; Simon, Corey B.; Galloway, Rebecca V.; Fisher, Steve R.
Presenter(s): Hannah Albers, PT, DPT; Rebecca Galloway, PT, PhD.
Case Study: Pain-Reducing Effects of Physical Therapist-Delivered Interventions: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials Among Older Adults with Dementia
Case Study Discussant: Carmina L. Rafael, PT, DPT
Article: Four Square Step Test Performance in Hip Fracture Patients
J Geriatr Phys Ther April/June 2022 45(2):81-89
Authors: Mutchie, Heather L; Orwig Denise L; Beamer Brock; More
Presenter: Heather L Mutchie, Ph.D
Case Study: Four Square Step Test in Hip Fracture Patients
Case Study Discussant: Beth Castellini, PT
Article: Participants’ Perceptions and the Implementation of a Physical Fitness Screen for Aging Adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 44(1):E1-E8, January/March 2021
Author and Presenter: Michael Puthoff, PT, PhD
Case Study: Physical Fitness Screening: Is it time for your annual evaluation?
Case Study Discussant: Vanessa J. Everett, PT, DPT
Article : More Characteristics of Older Adults Who Are Unable to Perform a Floor Transfer: Considerations for Clinical Decision-Making
Author: Ardali, Gunay; States, Rebecca A.; Brody, Lori T
Case Study: I’m On the Floor and Can’t Get Up (link in email from dana, with authors + Discussant)
Article: Trajectories and Predictors of Functional Capacity Decline in Older Adults From a Brazizlian Northeastern Hospital. J Geriatr Phys Ther 2021;44(2):82-87.
Authors: Menezes, Karla V.R.S.;Auger Claudine; Barbosa, Juliana F.S. et al.
Presenter: Karla Vanessa, PhD
Case Study: At Risk to Decline – a PT Responsibility?
Case Study Discussant: Michael Pechulis PT, DPT
Article: Long-Term Efficacy of Treatment Effects After a Kyphosis Exercise and Posture Training Intervention in Older Community-Dwelling Adults: A Cohort Study
Authors: Katzman, Wendy B. et al. J Geriatri Phys Ther. 2021;44 (3): 127-138.
Presenter: Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc
Case Study: Can PT make a Difference in Age-related Hyperkyphosis?
Case Study Discussant: Lynne Hughes PT, PhD
Article: A Scoping Review of Physical Performance Outcome Measures Used in Exercise Interventions for Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias. J Geriatri Phys Ther. 2019;42(1):28-47.
Authors: McGough, Ellen L. et al.
Presenter: Ellen McGough, PT, PhD
Case Study: It’s all About Function: Outcome Measurement When Dementia is in the Diagnosis – https://geriatricspt.org/sl_files/9FA95774-BBEF-3EED-2053E59C2ADCCFA7.pdf
Case Study Discussant: Christy Ross, PT, DPT, CDP, MSCS
Article: Are the Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines Practical and Realistic for Older People With Complex Medical Issues? J Geriatr Phys Ther;44(1):2-8.
Authors: Pazit, L., Hill, Keith.
Presenter: Professor Pazit Levinger, PhD, AEP
Case Study: An Exercise In Reality: Applying the WHO Physical Activity Guidelines for Persons with Complex Conditions
Case Study Discussant: Mike Studer, PT, MHS
Article: Reliability and Validity of the Floor Transfer Test as a Measure of Readiness for Independent Living Among Older Adults.
Authors: Ardali, Gunay; Brody, Lori T.; States, Rebecca A.; Godwin, Ellen M.
Presenter: Lori Thein Brody PT, PhD
Case Study: The Ups and Downs of Floor Transfers
Case Study Discussant: Cindy Lane Moore, PT, MPH, DPT
Article: Two-Minute Step Test of Exercise Capacity: Systematic Review of Procedures, Performance, and Clinimetric Properties
Bohannon, Richard W.; Crouch, Rebecca H. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 42(2):105-112, April/June 2019.
Authors: Bohannon, Richard W.; Crouch, Rebecca H.
Presenter: Richard Bohannon PT, DPT
Case Study: Step 2 It: Improving Tolerance to Activity, Balance, and Strength
Case Study Discussant: Cella Bernier PT, DPT
Article: The Modified Otago Exercises Prevent Grip Strength Deterioration Among Older Fallers in the Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MyFAIT). J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2019 Jul/Sep;42(3):123-129
Authors: Liew LK, Tan MP, Tan PJ, Mat S, Majid LA, Hill KD, Mazlan M.
Presenter: Keith Hill, PT
Case Study: Get a Grip: Do Leg exercises Increase Arm strength? By Michael Hyland, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Case Study Discussant: Michael Hyland, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Article: Score Distributions of the Balance Outcome Measure in Elder Rehabilitation (BOOMER) in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Vertebral Fractures. (Must be logged in to view)
Authors: Brown, Zachary M.; Gibbs, Jenna C.; Adachi, Jonathan D.; Ashe, Maureen C.; Hill, Keith D.; Kendler, David L.; Khan, Aliya; Papaioannou, Alexandra; Prasad, Sadhana; Wark, John D.; Giangregorio, Lora M. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 42(3):E87-E93, July/September 2019.
Presenter: Jenna C. Gibbs, PhD
Case Study: Pain? Choose to BOOMER for Boomers?
Case Study Discussant: Kathlene Camp, PT, DPT