Kathleen Geist DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT elected to become Vice-President of PTAG (Physical Therapy Association of Georgia)

The Division of physical Therapy is delighted to announce that Kathleen Geist DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT has been elected to become the Vice-President of PTAG (Physical Therapy Association of Georgia)! This election is a testament to Dr. Geist’s long service to PTAG and her commitment to address the relevant issues in Physical Therapy at the State level. As the VP Dr. Geist will be responsible for the organization and implementation of Chapter programs and membership meetings and shall have the ability to appoint a chair to coordinate the educational activities and programs of the Chapter and its members.

Dr. Geist was also elected to serve as the VP of the Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Special Interest Group! The Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Special Interest Group (ORF-SIG) serves the Section as an educational and practice resource for members and provides educational programming to Section membership. The leadership team of the ORF-SIG identifies changes in legislation and reimbursement at state and national levels and provides materials to share practice information and areas of concern to members and stakeholders. In addition, the ORF-SIG promotes both scientific foundation and interdisciplinary study within the SIG domain.

She is also a member of the Practice Committee of the Orthopaedic Section which comprises of eight members who work collaboratively to provide advice and counsel to the Orthopaedic Section Board regarding the regulation and scope of orthopaedic practice, promote the exchange of information and educate the Section members pertaining to legislative affairs and clinical practice. The Practice Committee serves as a resource for Section members regarding questions related to orthopaedic physical therapy practice and residency/fellowship educational materials.