Clinical Geriatric Orthopedics (5/19-5/20 in Nashville, TN)

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 York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Course Number: 3453
CEU Hours: 20
Course Method: In Person
Location: Nashville, TN
From: 05/19/2018 - 05/20/2018
Amount: $595
Active: Suspended

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 modified joint mobilizations stretching and 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 specific 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 modifications to existing rehabilitation and note simple ways to incorporate manual techniques learned and practiced in the course into programs for a specific 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 specific 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 specific 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.