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The Functional Assessment and Treatment for the Older Adult


Functional Assessment and Treatment for the Older Adult is designed for the rehabilitation specialist who has focused their career on treating the growing geriatric population. The goal of this course is to assist the therapist in using evidence to evaluate and treat functional deficits seen in older adults.

There are functional testing tools to allow for standardized diagnostic measures to implement into your evaluation. These testing tools provide information regarding the patient’s safety and level of function, and allow you to monitor the patient’s progress. There are various tools, each appropriate for one or multiple patient populations.

It is our hope that after completion of this course you will be able to appropriately evaluate the limitations in function of the older adult and design and implement the most beneficial treatments. You will also have information on the tools to monitor your patient’s progress by using functional and valid tools of measurement.

Upon completion of the home study, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss 3 ways to become a better practitioner

2. Explain functional tools for knee, back and upper extremity problems

3. Demonstrate evidence-based techniques for knee, back and upper extremity problems

4. Compare and contrast balance measures for older adults

5. List 3 evidence-based techniques for balance

6. Analyze functional tools for dementia, strength, and frailty

7. Dissect interventions for dementia, strength, and frailty

This home study is composed of 83 separate published articles that were written by Dr. Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, on a myriad of topics to help therapists become better clinicians while emphasizing Functional Examination and Interventions for a variety of patient diagnoses. Approximately 14 minutes is allotted to read each article for a total of 20 contact hours which includes taking the 50 question post-test.

Upon completion of the course, a certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational credit will be awarded. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, IL, NC, CA, TX. Approved for PTs and PTAs in AR and MD. Have applied for approval in OH, KY, MD, NV, WV, and OK. course meets the guidelines for approval in CT, ID, IO, KS, ME, MA, NH, NE, SC, SD. This Course is Accepted for CEUs in: AK, AL, AR, DE, GA, HA, IN, MI, MT, ND, OR, PA, RI, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY, WA.

Please verify with your state board any rules/regulations regarding the counting of home study hours.

If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call at 877 794 7328.

Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.


Your Instructor

Dr. Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, CTR, TRC,

Cost: $295.00 - 20 contact hours




Accessing Course Materials/Handouts:
Your course materials will be sent via USPS to the address you provide on your registration form. You should receive the materials within two weeks of your order. If you do not receive them or have any problems, please call the office at 877-794-7328

Course Format: Home Study

Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Instructional Level:Intermediate

Criteria for Completion:

The test is taken after the home study test is completed. A score over 70% on the test more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.