APTA Geriatrics offers six special interest groups including Balance and Falls, Bone Health, Cognitive and Mental Health, Health Promotion and Wellness, Global Health International, and Residency & Fellowship. These groups offer a forum for promoting advances in practice in the US and globally. Please browse below.

Balance & Falls SIG

Chair: Heidi Moyer, PT, DPT

The primary purpose of the Balance and Falls SIG is to provide a forum for the increase of knowledge and quality of practice for physical therapists in relation to older persons with balance problems and an increased risk for falling.

Bone Health SIG

Chair: Kathy Brewer, PT, DPT, MEd

The primary purpose of the Bone Health SIG is to provide a forum through which individuals having a common interest in physical therapy for bone health and osteoporosis may connect and promote education, clinical practice, and research.

Cognitive & Mental Health SIG

Chair: Alexandra Alexander, PT, DPT, GCS

The primary purpose of the Cognitive and Mental Health SIG is to provide a forum and preferred channel for sharing information and resources and promoting professional networking and advocacy efforts related to cognitive and mental health issues and behaviors in geriatric physical therapy. 

Health Promotion & Wellness SIG

Chair: Cathy Stucker, PT, DSc, CMPT

The primary purpose of the Health Promotion and Wellness SIG is to enhance health promotion and wellness practice among physical therapy professionals working with ageing adults. The SIG supports this goal through education, clinical practice, research, and partnership with other health promotion organizations and initiatives.

Global Health for Aging Adults SIG

Chair: Jennifer Howanitz PT, DPT, GCS

The primary purpose of the Global Health for Ageing Adults SIG is to increase awareness of physical therapy across the globe, advance physical therapy practice globally, encourage international clinicians and students activities, and facilitate global partnerships.

Residency & Fellowship SIG

Chair: Raegan Muller, PT

The primary purpose of the Residency and Fellowship SIG is to foster the development, growth, and participation of geriatric residency and fellowship programs, including those engaged in existing programs (both faculty and participants) and those interested in developing new programs. Furthermore, students and others interested in becoming a resident can become members of the SIG to network.