Geriatric Exercise - Principles and Practice for Optimal Function
This intermediate level course presents a comprehensive overview of geriatric exercise principles, including detailed information on differential diagnosis, and practice patterns pertaining to most geriatric syndromes that respond to a therapeutic exercise program.
Examination and evaluative procedures applicable for treating a patient without referral are included for each area of physical therapy practice, as needed in the direct access environment. Topics include: age-related musculoskeletal, trunk and lower extremity posture issues, gait and foot considerations, cardiovascular, pulmonary, cognitive and neurological dysfunctions, and a review of each major joint with problems and solutions addressed.
Exercise approaches for common age-related syndromes such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and stroke, Parkinsons disease, balance disorders, bladder dysfunction and peripheral neuropathy are addressed.Â The course is constructed on a guideline based model, with protocols for differential diagnosis as well as specifics on timelines and precautions. Techniques taught and practiced include postural and aerobic exercise, resistive and aerobic training, safe stretching, gait training, PNF, triplanar functional exercise, and manual therapy with contract/relax.
Evidence for efficacy of techniques is presented in the form of scientific literature references as well as slide and video patient case studies.Â The course manual includes a full set of ready for clinic exercise sheets, in addition to lecture notes and bibliography. This course are applicable for the therapist treating a patient without referral.
Category: Geriatric Exercise Course, physical therapy continuing education course, occupational therapy continuing education course
Professional Attendance: This continuing medical education course is applicable for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and athletic trainers.
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|Start Date||End Date||Location - **Click to Map It**||Tuition||Hrs||Hotel||Register|
|Apr 26, 14||Apr 27, 14||PT Works|
Los Altos, CA
|Sep 20, 14||Sep 21, 14||Huntington Hospital|
|Oct 24, 14||Oct 25, 14||Englewood Hospital and Medical Center|
|Nov 15, 14||Nov 16, 14||Aurora Medical Center|
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapist and occupational therapist license renewal in the state the course is offered. For additional inquiry regarding approval in a particular state contact us