Component Profile

APTA Geriatrics

PT Members: 4,857
PTA Members: 371
Student Members: 143
Total Members: 5,371
(as of 08/31/2020)


Contact Details
Christina McCoy
1818 Paramenter St, Ste 300
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (866)586-8247
Email: cmccoy@geriatricspt.org
Geriatric Orthopedics Part II: Management of the Geriatric Spine

6:00PM-7:30PM Central



Contact: Rachel Connor

Geriatric Orthopedics Part III: Updates in Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

6:00PM-7:30PM Central



Contact: Rachel Connor

From Expert to Coach - Health Coaching to Empower Health Behavior Change

7:00PM-8:30PM Central



Contact: Rachel Connor

Leadership and Groups


Gregory W. Hartley, PT, DPT


Cathy H. Ciolek, PT, DPT, FAPTA


Myla Claire Quiben, PT, DPT, MS, PhD


Katherine Ann Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA

Board Liaison

Heather Renee Jennings, PT, DPT

Program Chair

Kathleen M. Walworth, PT, DPT

Program Chair

Tiffany Nikole Adams, PT, DPT, MBA


  • Awards
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Nominating
  • Payment, Policy and Advocacy
  • Practice

Special Interest Groups

  • Balance & Falls
  • Bone Health
  • Cognitive and Mental Health
  • Global Health for Aging Adults
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Residency/Fellowship

  • E-newsletters with updates and current research
  • Networking opportunities to access expertise and current issues through web site and listserv
  • Publications: GeriNotes and Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Recognition of research and clinical excellence through awards program at Academy Meetings
  • Resources at www.geriatricspt.org, including consumer Power Points, links for clinicians and faculty, and news
  • Tuition discounts on continuing education
  • Valuable resource to enhance the clinical treatment/practice of the geriatric population

Accredited Schools

Directory of PT Accredited Schools

How Your Section Works

Each section is governed by an elected board of directors, all of whom are available to discuss issues affecting the association and the physical therapy profession. In addition to the Board of Directors, section members participate in committee and task force activities. The actions taken by the Board, committees and task forces are member-directed. The section president is responsible for governing and directing all section activities. The section delegate participates in the House of Delegates, which is the highest decision-making body of the association, and makes decisions on issues that frequently have far-reaching implications for the association and the profession. To reach the president, the section delegate, or other section officers, contact the section office listed above.