Faculty and Staff : Full-Time Faculty

Greg Hartley, PT, DPT, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Primary Appointment
Department of Physical Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Education
t-DPT Physical Therapy (2010) University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

MSPT Physical Therapy (1990) University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

BS Biology/Psychology (1987) University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Service
• Chair, Practice Committee, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, APTA, 2011-present.

• Chair, Subcommittee on Evidence-Based Documents and Clinical Practice Guidelines, A division of the Practice Committee, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, APTA, 2011-2012, 2015-present.

• Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Director of Practice, 2016-present; Assistant Chief Delegate to APTA HOD, 2015- 2016; Delegate to APTA HOD, 2016-2017

• Member, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), 2011-2015; Chair-Elect 2012-2013; Chair; July 2013-2014.

• Secretary, Section on Geriatrics of the APTA (now Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy) 2011-2014.

• Member, Best Practices in Clinical Education Task Force (APTA), 2015-present.

• Board Member, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2005-2008, 2008-2011.

• Member, Residency Competency Work Group, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, 2015-present.

• Member, APTA Clinical Residency and Fellowship Program Credentialing Committee, 2005-2009.

• Co-Administrator, Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) Course Series, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2015-present.

• Task Force on Bylaw Revision, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2014-2016.

• American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), Clinical Education Summit, Invited Internal Stakeholder (Residency/Fellowship). Kansas City, MO, 2014.

• Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Delegate to APTA HOD (elected), 2012- present.

• Member, The Joint Commission Nursing Care Center Professional Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). Representing the American Physical Therapy Association. 2014-present.

• Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA), Practice Committee. Charged with developing FPTA activities related to: Fraud and Abuse, Payment Compliance, Continued Competence, and Practice Variance. Invited member, 2012-2016.

• Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Southeast District Assembly Representative, 2011-present.

• Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines Taskforce, Practice Department, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011.

• Member, Evidence Based Documents/Clinical Practice Guidelines Workgroup, Practice Department, American Physical Therapy Association, 2010- 2011.

• Chair, Section on Geriatrics PT Now Portal Work Group, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, APTA, 2010-2011.

• Member, American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education, Credentialing Services Council, 2009-2011.

• Chair, Clinical Residency/Fellowship Credentialing Committee, APTA, 2008-2009.

• Member, Professional Advisory Board, Catholic Home Health Services of Miami-Dade County, 2006-2015.

• Member, APTA Residency/Fellowship Education Focus Group, 2006.

• White House Conference on Aging, Alternate Delegate, 2005.

• Board Member, Postprofessional Residency in Geriatric Physical Therapy at SCRH, Advisory Board, 2003-present.

• Member, Job Analysis and Practice Expert Committee, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), Alexandria, VA, 2000-2001.

Awards
Jack Walker Award for Best Article on Clinical Research Published in Physical Therapy in 2015

Joan Mills Award for Outstanding Service, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2013

Best Research Poster Presentation for the Section on Health Policy and Administration 2010. (“The Effect of Physical Therapy Intensity on Length of Stay and Cost for Patients with Lower Extremity Orthopedic Problems in Post-Acute Inpatient Settings”).

Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, APTA, 2005

McMillan Doctoral Scholarship, Foundation for Physical Therapy, 2004-2005

Clinical Focus

Dr. Hartley began his career at the Miami Veteran’s Administration Medical Center from 1991-1992, followed by the Birmingham, Alabama Veteran’s Administration Medical Center where he worked as therapist and Chief Physical Therapist from 1992-1994. In 1994, he became Director of Clinical Services for Rehab Resources, a private practice specializing in home healthcare. In this role, Dr. Hartley managed physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for a geographic area that covered nearly 40 counties. In 2001, he returned to Miami where he founded the first accredited geriatric physical therapy postprofessional residency in the United States. He also was Senior Physical Therapist and CCCE for St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Hartley became Director of Rehabilitation for St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals & Villa Maria Nursing Centers, Inc., the largest post-acute care provider in the southeast US, while remaining Program Director for the geriatric residency. He has clinical and administrative experience in acute care, sub-acute rehab, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, home healthcare, hospital-based outpatient, and private practice. He currently assists in UMPT’s pro-bono LAGO Clinic as well as mentoring with postprofessional geriatric residents. Clinical Certifications include:
• Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS), American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 1999 –present
• Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA), 2012 – present
• Credentialed Advanced Clinical Instructor, 2012 – present

Research Focus

Dr. Hartley’s work has focused on aspects of geriatric physical rehabilitation and functional outcomes. Early work described innovative interventions and/or mediums for rehabilitation of aging adults. Specifically, these works describe cases that are either unique or noteworthy in the field of physical therapy for aging adults. Additional work dealt with models of practice within the profession of physical therapy. Currently, as Chair of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s Practice Committee, Dr. Hartley has oversight of the Academy’s evidence-based documents, including the development of clinical practice guidelines. His current clinical research interests include post-professional education and development (residency and fellowship education), healthcare economics, functional outcomes, and cost-benefit analyses in physical therapy utilization and intervention.

Selected Publications:
• Roach KE, Dorman JP, Hartley GW. Relationship between functional outcome measures and the mobility G-Code severity modifiers. Platform presentation. Health Policy and Administration Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2016.

• Avin KG, Hanke TA, Kirk-Sanchez N, McDonough CM, Shubert TE, Hardage J, Hartley GW. Management of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Clinical Guidance Statement from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Physical Therapy (PTJ). 2015;95(6):815-34.

• Stivala A, Hartley, GW. The effects of a Pilates-based exercise rehabilitation program on functional outcome and fall risk reduction in an aging adult status post traumatic hip fracture due to fall: a case report. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2014;37(3):136-145.

• Hartley GW, Omishore L, Hong J, Solares D, Vaughn K, Longfellow G. The effects of aquatic physical therapy on balance deficits in a patient with subacute stroke. Platform presentation, Aquatic Physical Therapy Section, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.

• Hartley GW, Alexander E, Biehn J, Iucciolino P, Sanchez A, Wenger K, Joseph S. Management of an 87 year old male with chronic stroke, multiple falls, and lumbar compression fracture in two body weight supported environments. Poster presentation, Section on Geriatrics, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.

• Smith S, Hartley GW. The effects of dynamic balance interventions on reducing fall risk and improving quality of life in a former NFL player diagnosed with ALS. Poster presentation, Section on Geriatrics, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.

• Hartley GW, Bulman M, Jackson J, Nunez S, Nzeribe G, Joseph S. Rehabilitation of an aging adult with peripheral neuropathy and underlying central nervous system pathology using body weight supported treadmill training. Poster presentation, Section on Geriatrics, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.

• Hartley GW, Lagares KJ, Longfellow G. Multimedia Case Study: Stroke. In: O’Sullivan SB, Schmitz TJ, Fulk G, (Eds). Physical Rehabilitation, 6th Ed. Philadelphia: FA Davis; 2013.

• Abreu M, Hartley GW. The effects of Salsa dance on balance, gait, and fall risk in a sedentary patient with Alzheimer’s dementia, multiple comorbidities, and recurrent falls. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2013;36(2):100-108.

• Hartley GW, Domingo M, Nelson G, Petrosky M, Sumner M, Joseph S. Body weight supported gait training and amplified verbal cueing in a 77 year old male with advanced Parkinson’s disease: A case report. Platform presentation, Section on Geriatrics, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012. In JGPT 2011:34(4):189.

• Hartley GW, Camilo S. Patient Management in Post-Acute Inpatient Settings. In: Guccione A, Wong, R, Avers D, (Eds). Geriatric Physical Therapy, 3rd Ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Mosby; 2011:482-499.

• Hartley GW, Roach KE. The effect of physical therapy intensity on length of stay and cost for patients with lower extremity orthopedic problems in post-acute inpatient settings. HPA Resource/HPA Journal 2010;10(1):J12.

• Hartley GW, Schwiering L, Shapiro S, Longfellow G. The effects of aquatic physical therapy on functional mobility in a sedentary patient with osteoarthritis, Parkinson disease, and depression. Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy 2010;18:2-9.

• Hartley GW, Roach KE. The effect of intensity of therapy on the efficiency of functional change in patients with lower extremity orthopedic problems in post-acute inpatient settings. J Geriatric Phys Ther. 2007;30(3):143.

• Hartley GW, Cope KA, Lemberger RR, Santana KM, Gravano T. Rehabilitation of a centenarian. J Geriatric Phys Ther. 2007;30(3):143-144.

Courses Taught:

PTS 675: Clinical Decision-Making I (DPT Program)
PTS 717: Clinical Research II (DPT Program)
PTS 731: Geriatric Physical Therapy (DPT Program)
PTS 775: Clinical Decision-Making II (DPT Program)