About us

The Seniors’ Health Division (SHD) is the special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) dedicated to physiotherapy practice in rehabilitative care of older adults. SHD is comprised of physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and physiotherapy support personnel from a...
TOPICS seniors seniors health division SHD about us Amy Wanner Grace Liu Nate Berardi Heidi Armstrong Helen Johnson Wendy-Lee Hamilton Lisa Croft Maureen O'Connell Sonya Vani Susan Muir Melissa Lang

Professional Development

Member Content

Online Courses and E-learning General Topics Physiotherapy and Older People – variety of online course topics available on Physiopedia Diverse topics crucial to caring for older adults  Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario – compendium of educational offerings  Portal of Geriatrics Online Ed...
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Practice Guidelines and Resources

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Assessment and Outcome Measures Functional outcome measures for the older adult population on Physiopedia Shirley Ryan Rehab Measures Database (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Geriatric Examination Toolkit Gait Speed as a Vital Sign in Geriatric Rehabilitation Gait Speed: the Sixt...
TOPICS seniors seniors health division Practice Resources resources Interprofessional Care Gerinotes Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy Assessment Tools Physical Functioning