Clinical Geriatric Neurology

Effective Examination and Intervention Strategies

20 Contact Hours

Seminar Description:

The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the most up-to-date information on neurological rehabilitation of the geriatric patient. The seminar format is lecture with demonstration that explores evaluation tools and treatment protocols/ideas designed and most appropriate for older patients with diagnoses of Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, gait and balance disorders. Information on the physiology of aging will also be presented as well as special features on the environment and burnout. The extensive handout, which is over 300 pages with 5,000 current medical references, will provide detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, treatment techniques, protocols and sample home exercises.

Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the latest examination and intervention techniques for patients with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and gait and balance disorders.
  2. Provide detailed explanations of current evidence-based techniques.
  3. Prescribe a motivational program to enhance intervention outcomes for older patients with neurological de cits.
  4. Differentiate between dementia and depression and provide meaningful intervention modi cations for the challenges presented by these diagnoses.
  5. Describe normal and pathological changes in the neurological system of an older person.
  6. Recognize the different movement disorders commonly seen in older persons.
  7. Thoroughly examine a patient with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or gait and balance disorders utilizing several different functional assessment tools and design an effective intervention program.
  8. Compare and contrast various methods of examining patients with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and gait and balance disorders for speci c outcomes.
  9. Organize and plan an effective rehabilitation program for geriatric patients with stroke, Parkinson’s disease and gait and balance disorders.
  10. Identify fall risk factors, gait impairments and gait & balance deviations and develop speci c approach to assess gait, balance and falls in the older patient using a variety of cutting-edge tools.
  11. Create innovative screening and intervention programs for balance and gait de cits commonly seen in older persons.

Your Instructor

Dr. Carole B. Lewis

PT, DPT, GTC, GCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: 

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.


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