New York Physical Therapy Association

2012 NYPTA Conference and Exhibit Show

Friday, October 19, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012

Karen Kemmis

Dr. Karen Kemmis is a physical therapist, exercise physiologist, and adjunct professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She earned bachelor and doctorate degrees in physical therapy at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Syracuse University.

She is a full-time clinician, specializing in physical therapy and exercise prescription for aging adults, those with osteoporosis, diabetes, painful orthopedic conditions, and balance dysfunction. She lectures on exercise prescription for the aging adult, is co-chair and instructor for the Certification as Exercise Experts for Aging Adults program for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Geriatrics. Dr. Kemmis is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Dr. Kemmis is a frequent resource and contributor for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She has presented on osteoporosis and exercise at the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s International Symposium on Osteoporosis and at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy’s 16th International Congress in 2011.

Dr. Kemmis authored “The Aging Musculoskeletal System” for Focus: Physical Therapist Practice in Geriatrics 2011, “PT Management of an Older Adult with Osteoporosis and Compression Fractures in the Acute Care Setting” for Case Files in Physical Therapy and co-authored Physical Therapy in the Management of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis, 4th edition and “Osteoporosis: A Significant Cause of Disability and Mortality” for Essentials of Public Health Biology.”

  1. Physical Therapy Management of the Person with Osteoporosis

    Friday Oct, 19 08:30 am – 05:00 pm


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The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) is a non-profit professional organization composed of approximately 5,000 licensed physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and PT/PTA students. The NYPTA is dedicated to serving the public's health interests, improving the standard of health for people of all ages, and advancing the interests of physical therapists in the State of New York.