The specialist certification program was established in 1978 by the American Physical Therapy Association. The purpose of the program is to identify physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge and experience. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) coordinates and oversees the specialist certification process.
The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy resource list is free to everyone as a public service, but we sincerely hope that everyone considering the GCS exam will join the Academy! You'll get our peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, and other benefits of Section Membership . Also, by supporting us, you are supporting our mission, "To further our members" ability to advocate and provide best practice physical therapy for optimal aging."
There is an online directory of all certified specialists on APTA's site