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2-Day: Functional Aging: Tools & Techniques to Improve Outcomes in Older Patients

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Objectives

  1. Analyze physiological changes associated with aging.
  2. Determine and administer outcome measures to identify functional mobility and balance impairments in elders.
  3. Apply integrative interventions, including manual therapy, fascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education, and functional training to improve functional capacity in elders.
  4. Analyze alternative medicine approaches to improve mobility and balance, to reduce pain, and to improve functional quality of life.
  5. Design an effective plan of care to produce a measurable difference in mobility, balance, pain and function.
  6. Practice skilled documentation to show functional change using standardized exams.
  7. Analyze current evidence regarding the efficacy of specific clinical interventions on functional outcomes in elders.

Outline

FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT IN ELDERS

FUNCTION AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT

GAIT AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT TESTS

INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS

EVIDENCE-BASED OUTCOMES

FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME TESTS DISCUSSION

MUSCULOSKELETAL CHALLENGES

INTERVENTIONS FOR PAIN REDUCTION, MOBILITY PROMOTION AND FUNCTION

IMPROVING MOBILITY, STRENGTH AND FUNCTION, AND REDUCING PAIN

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO IMPROVE MOBILITY

CASE STUDIES AND GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING

Copyright : 04/03/2019

Advances in Strength Training for Older Adults

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Objectives

  1. Assess normal age-related changes and will develop treatment plans to minimize those effects to accommodate for the normal age-related changes.
  2. Analyze when weakness, deconditioning, poor posture, faulty movement habits, and poor core stability affect function and formulate the best treatment strategies to address these problems.
  3. Apply evidence-based treatment plans to strength training principles to enhance patient outcomes across various diagnosis and injuries.
  4. Analyze the proper balance between core muscles in the maintenance of spinal health and specific treatment approaches to address spinal changes with aging.
  5. Skillfully assess older patients for gait, balance, strength, coordination, flexibility with specific outcome measures using the recently established guidelines and recommendation.
  6. Integrate the risks and precautions for osteoporosis treatment exercises, treatment and prevention of frailty fractures and the dietary requirement to promote bone healing.
  7. Integrate motivation and engagement into treatment plans to enhance patient compliance.

Outline

How Changes in The Aging Patient Population Impact Your Work

Geriatric Functional Testing and Assessment Toolbox for: Fall Prevention Essentials Physical Exercise Programs and Implementation: Working with Special Populations Nutritional Screening and Requirements Optimize Documentation for Better Outcomes and Reimbursement 

Copyright : 09/15/2020