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!

Mary Ann Wharton (West Central)
Mary Ann Wharton, PT, MS
Ethics Chair (Term ends 12/31/18)
Geriatric SIG Chair (Term ends 12/31/19)
Erin Boyle PT, GCS
Geriatric SIG Vice-Chair
Term: 1/1/18-12/31/20
Emily Houseknecht, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Geriatric SIG Secretary
Term: 1/1/18-12/31/18

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Mount Aloysius College

Call for SIG Award Nominees

If you would like to recognize a colleague for excellence in acute care, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurology, or private practice, please click on this link to submit a letter of nomination

 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

PPTA Geriatric Special Interest Group

Award of Excellence Winners

2000 - Pam Reynolds

2001 - Mary Ann Wharton

2002 - Jennifer Brach

2003 - Timothy Kauffman

2004 - Linda Esposto

2005 - Amy Miller

2008 - Mary Ann Hoffman

2009 - Michelle Criss

2010 - Tom McNamee

2011 - Kathleen Kline Mangione

2012 - Jessie Van Swearingen

2013 - Gerri Gryzbek

2014 - Deborah Aker

2015 - Julie Hartmann

2016 - Judy Bowman

2017 - Carol Maritz

2018 - Jennifer Sidelinker
                    Ann Lowery