Physical therapist, Tampere (Finland) School Nursing, 1980. Specialized physical therapist, Central Finland College Health, Jyväskylä, Finland, 1985. Master of Science in Health Sciences, University Jyväskylä, 1991.
Physical therapist Health Center Mänttä (Finland) District, 1981-1983, Health Center Keuruu (Finland) and Multia, 1983-1985, researcher, 1988-1991, University Jyväskylä, assistant physical therapy, since 1998.
Member Finnish Society Growth and Aging Research.
Married Jukka Tapani Rantala, June 23, 1988. Children: Vaula, Alli.