Clinical Geriatric Neurology (3/23-3/24 in Cherry Hill, NJ)

Author / Instructor: Dr. Carole B. Lewis PT, DPT, GTC, GCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
CEU Hours: 20
Course Method: In Person
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
From: 03/23/2018 - 03/24/2018
Amount: $470
Active: Suspended

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 deficits.
  4. Differentiate between dementia and depression and provide meaningful intervention modifications 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 specific 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 specific 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 deficits commonly seen in older persons.
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