Greenwalt Creates Course on Geriatric Considerations for COVID-19

American Physical Therapy Association to Use Course in PACER Project

Geriatric Considerations Course

Dr. Suzanne Greenwalt, assistant professor of physical therapy, recently released a continuing education course through the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section (CVP) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) which is part of a larger project called the PACER project, Post-Acute COVID-19 Exercise & Rehabilitation.  

There are approximately 15 courses that have been or are being created as a part of this project. The courses are all free and continuing education units (CEU) will be awarded accordingly. The courses are available on the APTA Learning Center website, the CVP section Facebook page, and on YouTube.  

Dr. Greenwalt created a one-hour course, titled “Geriatric Considerations for COVID-19.” It was released on YouTube and Facebook last week, as well as on the APTA Learning Center site. Since it’s release, the video has been viewed more than 6,000 times on Facebook and more than 1,800 times on YouTube.

“I am blown away by the immediate response,” shared Dr. Greenwalt. “This project was the idea of our section president who is a true leader. What an amazing way to reach so many people!”

Recently, Dr. Greenwalt was contacted by the director of rehabilitation at JFK Hospital in New Jersey, where they will use her course to train therapists at all levels of care offered – acute and beyond.