Clinical Geriatric Orthopedics

Safe and Effective Examination and Intervention

20 contact hours

Seminar Description:

The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the most up to date information addressing age changes and pathology affecting the care of older persons. Specific evaluation tools for common orthopedic problems affecting older adults will be demonstrated and practiced. Treatment strategies and progressions will be presented, and hands-on sessions will help familiarize therapists with proper implementation of treatment techniques and approach including advanced modifi ed joint mobilizations stretching & resistive techniques specific for older persons. Case studies will be presented and reviewed to facilitate effective treatment planning. Evaluation forms, musculoskeletal norms, and outcomes measures for every joint will be discussed to illustrate the importance of this aspect of patient care regarding reimbursement for services. The main purpose of this course is to advance clinical competence in working with the orthopedic conditions that affect older adults. The speaker will demonstrate and instruct the class in specific and innovative mobilization, stretching and resistive exercises to obtain the best results. The extensive handout, which is over 300 pages with 5,000 current medical references, will provide detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, suggested protocols, sample home exercises and progressions. The material presented provides a thorough approach to therapeutic strategies and goals, thereby preparing therapists to design and implement highly skilled rehabilitation programs for older persons.

Course Objectives

  1. Perform speci c intervention techniques for dysfunctions of the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, and feet of older persons including therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activities, mobilization and numerous evidence based protocols.
  2. Select evidence based interventions and outcome measures for a comprehensive rehabilitation approach for a myriad of orthopedic problems affecting older persons.
  3. Discuss intervention modi cations to existing rehabilitation and note simple ways to incorporate manual techniques learned and practiced in the course into programs for a speci c orthopedic problem.
  4. Comprehensively exam orthopedic dysfunctions in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees,and feet of older persons.
  5. Design individualized rehabilitation programs for speci c orthopedic problems such as rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, total hip and knee procedures, fractures, osteoporosis, lumbar stenosis and other pathologies seen in older patients.
  6. Create the optimum environment for working with older persons.
  7. Demonstrate competence in over 10 different manual techniques for use with older persons.
  8. Compile and explain how to use over 20 different speci c orthopedic functional outcome tools.
  9. Compare, contrast and use innovative therapeutic exercises for numerous orthopedic conditions based on the latest evidence.
  10. Dissect and develop intervention protocols for common orthopedic diagnoses.
  11. Use the immense handout in daily practice as a user friendly reference for norms, evidence based tests and evidence based intervention techniques.

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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