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APTA Geriatrics BF SIG Clinical Liaison

Signup Deadline: 07-08-2022
Starts: 07-18-2022
Ends: 02-28-2023
Location: Online Opportunity


This is an appointed position, selected by the chair of the Balance and Falls Special Interest Group of APTA Geriatrics. The term is for 1 year, starting at one CSM and ending at the next CSM. There are no term limits so long as the person fulfilling the role of the Clinical Liaison is in good standing as demonstrated by the criteria below.

Anticipated hours of work per month: 5-10 hours

Requirements: To be considered for the Clinical Liaison position, a person must
1. Be a currently licensed PT or PTA
2. Be a current member of APTA Geriatrics
3. Have a passion for balance and falls management

1. Create and maintain materials for the Monthly Challenge Program to promote best clinical practice in the management of balance and falls in the clinical setting
2. Work with the other executive committee members to disseminate clinically relevant tools for use of balance and falls management in the clinic to SIG members
3. Facilitate clinical discussion in balance and falls management and answer SIG members questions on related topics
4. Assist, organize, and present programming and focused sessions at the APTA's annual conferences and other national/international conferences, and to disseminate information to rehabilitation health care providers to promote optimal health, wellness, function, and quality of life for individuals with balance impairments and fall risks
5. Collaborate with the research liaison during all current and new/upcoming SIG projects to ensure clinical relevancy of completed items
6. Attend quarterly executive committee meetings as able
7. Answer all emails from the Balance and Falls SIG leadership within 1 week of receipt to ensure optimal communication



Volunteers Needed:

2 (2 open slots)


Kim Thompson
APTA Geriatrics