Neurological Examination and Intervention for the Older Adult

Seminar Description:

20 Contact Hours

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

Carole B. Lewis, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA


Dr. Lewis has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. She started a private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1983 and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received her two Master’s degrees in Health Care Management and Gerontology from the University of Southern California. She also received her PhD from the University of Maryland in Health Education. She currently serves on the Medical Faculty at George Washington University as a full adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics and is the Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Lewis has extensive publications in the field of aging. Her articles have been published in The Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, Clinical Management, Geriatrics, Geritopics, and Senior Patient. She is also editor of the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, which won the Association of American Publishers’ Award for the Most Outstanding Issue of Scientific Journal. In addition to her articles and journals, Dr. Lewis has written numerous textbooks on aging such as: Aging: Health Care’s Challenge: Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment of the Geriatric Patient, now in its fourth edition, Geriatric Clinical Strategies, Geriatric Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment of the Geriatric Patient, The Geriatric Exercise Kit, The Functional Toolbox I & II, The Balance Book and Osteoporosis Exercise Book, the Prevention and Wellness Toolbox, and the Orthopedic Outcome Toolbox as well as Health Promotion and Exercise for Older Adults and Improving Mobility in Older Persons. She also co-authored a book for the lay public with Dr. Marilynn Moffat entitled Age-Defying Fitness published in August 2006 by Peachtree Publishers.

Her accomplishments include receiving the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award and The Section on Geriatrics highest honor, the Joan Mills Award & the Section on Geriatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award. She is also a Catherine Worthington Fellow for the APTA. She was chosen as one of the ten Outstanding Young Women in America. She has served the profession by volunteering for many local and national offices and served as the president of both the DC chapter and the Section on Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Lewis has lectured extensively. She has spoken in over 48 states. Her international lectures include Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Canada, China and Israel. She combines her diverse education and extensive clinical background to provide medically substantiated and usable information for today’s practicing clinician.

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.


Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25


Palm Springs, CA – Feb 29-March 1, 2020

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