Keeping up with new research can feel like a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be. In this course, Dr. Carole Lewis breaks the research down into the most clinically relevant options for examining and intervening with older adult patients dealing with orthopedic deficits.
This progressive, hands-on course focuses on clinical skills and provides participants with the most up to date intervention techniques addressing orthopedic changes and pathologies affecting older persons.
Lectures present current evidence regarding orthopedic problems are followed by laboratory sessions with hands-on instruction in examination and intervention techniques. You don’t just learn ABOUT the latest research; you practice the tools and protocols until you’re skilled in their use and comfortable enough to implement them in your practice right away.
A plethora of specific examination tools for common orthopedic problems affecting older adults will be demonstrated and practiced. Evidence-based intervention strategies and progressions will be presented, and hands-on sessions make sure participants are not only familiar with the new techniques, but can implement them with ease. Intervention techniques and approaches include advanced modified joint mobilizations, stretching and therapeutic exercise techniques specific for older persons.
Case studies will be presented and reviewed to facilitate effective intervention planning. Examination forms, musculoskeletal norms, and outcome measures for every joint will be discussed, and their important relationship to reimbursement for services will be addressed.
Upon completion, participants will be familiar with the body of evidence for geriatric orthopedic rehabilitation and feel comfortable with the latest examination procedures, exercises, and manual techniques. When participants leave this course, they will take with them the knowledge and ability to make precise intervention decisions with minimal risk to patients.
Participants will be able to reinforce clinical intervention with exercise programs based on best evidence targeted to relevant impairments. All techniques presented have been selected from high quality published research, some of which the presenter has contributed to, and continues to use in her current clinical research and practice.
The extensive course handout, which is over 500 pages and includes more than 5,000 medical references, will provide detailed examination forms, outcome measures, suggested protocols, sample home exercises and progressions. The material provides a thorough approach to therapeutic strategies and goals, thereby preparing therapists to design and implement highly skilled rehabilitation programs for older persons in any intervention setting.
Treating older adults generally requires complex thinking. Therapists need to integrate effective strategies that meet their needs without jeopardizing any other limitation they may have, all while trying to keep their interest to ensure the home exercises are being done as prescribed.
By the end of this seminar, you will have added the following knowledge and skills to your toolbox.
To get the best results with older adults, therapists need to add new evidence-based interventions to their toolboxes. If you’re looking for the most effective and efficient way to integrate the latest research into your orthopedic care for older adults, this is the course for you.
What Participants Are Saying . . .
“Dr. Lewis is exceptional… I learned so much from this course. Every therapist in Geriatrics should take this course!”
“Thank you for making me a better physical therapist. “
“I look forward to getting to the clinic and putting all this new information into practice.”
“We are in a crossroads of our profession. If we don’t’ get GREAT outcomes, we will have a hard time surviving. This course, focusing on older adults, will help every clinician achieve those goals. We need to take courses like these so we know we are doing the most effective interventions for our ever growing older adult population.”
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.
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.
Early Bird = $50 discount
Regular = $595
Late Fee = add $25
Early Bird (thru 10/6/21) = $545
Regular (10/7/21 – 10/27/21) = $595
Late Fee (10/28/21 – 11/2/21) = $620
Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA