As the baby boomers continue to age, it’s no secret that the population of older adults is expanding – and will continue strong for the next 30 years. That population will enter all post-acute settings in ever-increasing numbers. As therapists, we are facing heightened demands to work effectively with older adults in increasingly shorter amounts of time. Is your clinic ready for this influx of patients living long into their 80s and 90s?
Those who have exposure to the geriatric population know that successful outcomes require an in-depth understanding of common diagnoses along with an appreciation for age-related changes and complexities. This course will provide an overview of several diagnoses commonly encountered in the older population and how to address them effectively at multiple levels of function. Interventions presented will be based on current evidence. Instead of rote lecture, this course will provide time to practice interventions for immediate use in the clinic. Proven effective protocols that can be individualized, one-repetition maximum strength testing, effective exercise dosing, functional measures, and comorbidities will be discussed. The comprehensive manual will include summaries of recently published intervention protocols for clinical use as well as functional tools and references.
The surge of aging baby boomers gives us a rich opportunity as they enter our clinics in unprecedented numbers. Take home over 50 new evidence based treatment ideas for older adults that you can use immediately to get great results.
Linda McAllister, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, CEEAA, CEAGN, has been a physical therapist since 1985. Linda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from North Park University in Chicago IL, a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with distinction from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Linda has worked in diverse settings, including 2 years in a remote village hospital in the former Republic of Zaire in Central Africa. She has focused her work exclusively in Geriatrics since 2000, practicing in the settings of home health, assisted living, and skilled nursing. In addition to achieving APTA board certification as a specialist in geriatrics, Linda has earned multiple additional geriatric specialist credentials. She is active in fall prevention efforts in the community and currently serves as the coordinator of the Geriatric Training Certification for GREAT seminars. Linda has a passion for excellence in working with older patients, combined with a love of learning and diverse experience. She is currently employed with Life Care Centers in Kirkland, WA and practices in outpatient clinics located on site in assisted living facilities.
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.
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.