Partnerships - National Senior Games Association 

VIDEO: Working on Balance and Fall Prevention At Home, developed by the NSGA/APTA Geriatrics Task Force.

National Senior Games Association

APTA Geriatrics convened a taskforce of dedicated members in partnership with the National Senior Games Association in March 2019 to work together towards our common missions to optimize the experience of aging and promote health and active lifestyles for adults througheducation, sports and fitness. The APTA Geriatrics/NSGA Task Force members are:

  • Becca Jordre - Task Force Chair (South Dakota)
  • Mike Studer (Oregon)
  • Jill Heitzman (Missouri)
  • Beth Black (New Mexico)
  • Alice Holder (Ohio)
  • Craig Cooper (Utah)

The charge of this task force is to:

  • Identify screening tools for senior athletes
  • Create co-branded resources and educational materials for both clinicians and the community
  • Integrate APTA Geriatrics resources with those of the NSGA
  • Facilitate physical therapist and physical therapist assistant participation in state and national NSGA events

The handouts below were created for the National Senior Games in Albuquerque New Mexico and are designed for use by active older adult athletes. The handouts and photos are open access, permission for use has been obtained by individuals in photos. Please use the handouts and photos freely, and reference credit to the "APTA Geriatrics: An Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association."


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