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. To join the SIG contact the PPTA office at or Mary Ann Wharton @

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

Recognize a Colleague!

The Geriatric SIG is seeking nominations to recognize a colleague who has made a substantive contribution to Geriatric Physical Therapy through: 
Excellence in patient care or clinical practice, 
Excellence in research or education, or
Community advocacy.
The deadline for nominations to be received by the Chapter Office is
July 15, 2017.