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MESSAGE FROM THE GERIATRIC SECTION

Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Breedlove
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This new year has moved in so quickly, but as therapists, we are keeping our balance and coordination good while maintaining a good velocity. We are the Tennessee State Chapter of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and with your help, will expand the knowledge of geriatric physical therapy in the state of TN.

 

The AGPT provides helpful information on their website,  www.geriatricspt.org.  You can find information on current events, the latest news, applicable resources, evidence-based documents, and a lot more information.

 

We challenge everyone who signed up for the geriatric section to also join a special interest group through the AGPT which can also be found on their website, https://geriatricspt.org/interest-groups.  AGPT offers six special interest groups (SIGs) including Balance and Falls, Bone Health, Cognitive and Mental Health, Health Promotion and Wellness, Global Health International, and Residency and Fellowship.  These groups offer a forum for promoting advances in practices in the US and globally.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GERATRIC SECTION!

Together we can advance practice, education and research while providing physical therapy for the geriatric population in the state of Tennessee.   Teresa will be attending the CSM to meet with other AGPT state advocates as well as learn the latest geriatric therapy information. We will be attending the TPTA Spring Conference in Nashville this April. Feel free to stop by our table and give us any ideas you have for increasing awareness and knowledge of PT for the older adult.

 

Are you a Facebook user? Join Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy – Tennessee. It is designed to share activities that you may be doing to promote physical therapy with our aging patients. We will try to post pertinent information about events occurring in TN.

 

Teresa and Gretchen work in Franklin, TN, but are committed to the growth of geriatric physical therapyfor the whole state. We plan to be at the TPTA conferences and encourage participation in a statewide Falls Program. Our communication channels will be through the Facebook page, our emails, and at the conferences. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

Thank you for being a part of the Tennessee Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Gretchen Jackson, PT

keepactivetherapy@yahoo.com

 

 

Teresa Brennan, PT

Teresabrennan75@gmail.com


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