Geriatric SIG

The PPTA Geriatric Special Interest Group is a state-wide volunteer organization that brings together PTs and PTAs who share an interest in the evidence-based care of geriatric patients. Benefits of membership include peer-to-peer networking, support and resources for those considering taking the Geriatric Specialist Exam and an annual “Hot Topic” educational session. 

Membership in the PPTA Geriatric Special Interest Group is free. 

Opt-in to join this SIG today!

PPTA Geriatric SIG Award

Nominations are now open for the PPTA SIG Awards! 

The awards for each SIG recognize a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that is a member of APTA/PPTA and has made meaningful contributions to physical therapy at the individual, chapter, or national level in the practice area supported by the SIG. The contributions can be in any of the following areas:

  • Excellence in patient care or clinical practice
  • Excellence in education or research 
  • Community advocacy

If you would like to recognize a colleague for excellence in geriatrics, please submit a letter of nomination and the candidates resume/CV (preferred, not required) through the PPTA SIG Award nomination form by Wednesday, July 15.

Review Our Past SIG Award Winners
View Geriatric SIG Award Criteria

Geriatric SIG COVID Resources

Encouraging Older Adults to Be Physically Active While Sheltering in Place - Provided by the APTA Geriatric Section


Erin Reddinger, PT, GCS
Geriatric SIG Chair
Term ends: 12/31/22
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Keith Barrett DPT, GCS
Geriatric SIG Vice Chair
Term ends: 12/31/20
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James K. Eng, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
Geriatric SIG Secretary
Term: 1/1/19-12/31/21