Dr. Greg Hartley, PT, D.P.T., assistant professor of clinical physical therapy in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy, has been elected president of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (AGPT), a component of the American Physical Therapy Association.
AGPT is a professional association comprised of nearly 6,000 members from across the United States whose mission is to promote physical therapist best practice and to advocate for optimal aging. It is the leading professional organization for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who treat and study movement in aging adults. Its parent organization, the American Physical Therapy Association, is the sole professional association for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, and has more than 100,000 members.
Hartley was a voluntary faculty member at the Miller School from 2002 to 2015, before joining the physical therapy faculty full-time. He is a board-certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults™.
Hartley also is the founder of the first accredited geriatric physical therapy residency in the U.S., which is housed locally at St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital and is affiliated with the Miller School’s Department of Physical Therapy. He previously served the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy as director and secretary on its Board of Directors, and as chair of its Practice Committee where he oversaw creation of a variety of evidence-based documents and clinical practice guidelines.
Hartley’s three-year term as AGPT president began February 22, and continues through February of 2021.