Geriatrics is a rapidly growing specialty in physical therapy. APTA Geriatrics, An Academy of the American Association of Physical Therapists, supports those therapists, assistants, and students who work with an aging 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 aging 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.
APTA Geriatrics provides education that enhances practice by producing value, empowering advocates, and promoting the use of evidence-informed practice.
APTA Geriatrics attracts, engages and mobilizes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students serving aging
APTA Geriatrics builds relationships to expand its influence and the reach of physical therapy.
It is essential for any physical therapist, assistant, or student involved with aging clients to stay current in the field of geriatric physical therapy.
Join APTA Geriatrics if you:
ADVANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND BUILD NEW SKILLS
MAKE IMPORTANT AND LASTING CONNECTIONS
ACCESS RESEARCH AND PRACTICE RESOURCES