Key Takeaways

  • Physical therapists are highly trained health care professionals, with an expertise in movement and exercise. 

  • Their skills and knowledge base are essential when dealing with the complexities of aging.

  • Learn more about how physical therapy can support an older adult's goals of staying healthy and remaining independent in this 30 minute webinar on May 31.

Did you ever wonder what physical therapists do? Or if they could help an older adult who recently stopped going to your exercise classes and started using a cane? And if they could help, where do you find a physical therapist and who would pay for the service?

This 30 minute webinar will describe the role of physical therapy in older adult health and wellness, and how senior centers and other community-based organizations can partner with physical therapists to improve their programs and services, including their role in reducing falls and fracture risk.

By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of physical therapy in older adult health and wellness 
  2. Identify older adults who could benefit from working with a physical therapist
  3. Discuss ways and strategies senior centers and community-based organizations can connect with physical therapists in the local community


  • Dianne Stone, NCOA's Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC
  • Tiffany Shubert, PT, PhD, Senior Product Manager, Relias, and Clinical Architect, Shubert Consulting
  • Rebecca M. Elmitt, PT, GCS, Physical Therapist, Immanual Pathways PACE

Register today!