Patient Information from APTA Geriatrics

Patient Education Brochures

The following brochures have been reviewed and approved by the APTA Geriatrics. We encourage you to print them and make copies to share. PTs and PTAs are welcome to make copies to distribute in classes, in their clinics, at health fairs, etc.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional health care. If you experience signs or symptoms of disease or illness you should seek the advice of a physical therapist or other health care professional.

These brochures were created by PT and PTA students, as a part of the annual APTA Geriatrics consumer brochure contest. Each year, brochures with outstanding content and design are selected and posted on the website. Click here for more information.


Consumer PowerPoint Presentations

  • From Frail to Fun (developed by the APTA Geriatrics' Exercise Task Force) Link
  • So you Want to Begin Exercising. . . (developed by the APTA Geriatrics' Exercise Task Force) Link
  • Osteoporosis: What you should know (developed by the Osteoporosis Special Interest Group) Link
  • Physical Activity: A key to wellness and successful aging (developed by the Health Promotion and Wellness Special Interest Group) Link
  • Consumer From Frail to Fun Link
  • Key to Health Promotion and Wellness Link
  • Osteoporosis- Community Presentation Link
  • Staying Vertical - Balance and Falls Link

Finding a Physical Therapist

The American Physical Therapy Association keeps an online database of Physical Therapists, searchable by zip code and practice focus. You can search for someone with a practice focus of Geriatrics. People who have become Geriatric Certified Specialists will have a red banner under their names. Click Here

APTA Resources

The APTA Geriatrics is a specialty group within the American Physical Therapy Association. The APTA has a consumer webpage that may help you:

  • understand your symptoms and conditions
  • learn tips and exercises to improve your mobility
  • health and overall quality of life


The Right Care at the Right Time

APTA has joined the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely(R) Campaign, an initiative designed to spark conversations between providers and patients to ensure the right care is delivered at the right time. More than 50 medical specialty societies, including APTA, have created lists of "Things Providers and Patients Should Question" which include evidence-based recommendations that should be discussed to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patients' individual situation.

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Flip the Script

Flip the Script aims to empower people, especially older adults, to speak up about pain. By learning more about pain and how to manage it, patients and families can stay hopeful and feel confident in working with their health care team to develop a plan for the best relief.

Our Downloadable Resources will help you learn more about pain and spark new ideas for questions to ask your health care provider.

Learn more about Flip The Script.


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