Wouldn’t it be great to have a performance-based functional assessment tool to be used with adults 50 years and older to evaluate the key aspects of fitness central to optimal aging: posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, and strength? This course presents and demonstrates such a tool, The AFIT (Adult Functional Independence Test). All of the measures that comprise the AFIT are supported by research and include predictive analysis.
You will learn the importance of these measures and observe how to correctly perform the assessment as well as explain the implications to their patients/clients. Evidence-based exercises will be provided as suggested resources for the problems identified and three case studies will be presented. How-to handouts are included that you can use in the clinic immediately.
This course focuses on the instructions, implications and proper execution of a performance-based functional assessment tool, the Adult Functional Independence Test (AFIT), which was designed to be used with middle age and older adults to evaluate the key aspects of fitness central to optimal aging: posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, and strength.
NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation).
Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact email@example.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.
CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.5 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 4.5 self-study continuing education credits.
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 4.75 continuing competency hours.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 4.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.
This self-study course consists of 4.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.
PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 4.5 CE credit hours.
CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.75 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 5.7 contact hours.
The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 4.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.
This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 4.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.75 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy.
This self-study activity qualifies for 4.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.
|AFIT Exercise Action Plan Template (0.06 MB)||1 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Exercise Slides (3.31 MB)||4 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Exercise Coping Plan Contract (0.05 MB)||1 Pages||Available after Registration|
|Exercises (5.86 MB)||17 Pages||Available after Registration|
|Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques (0.41 MB)||9 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT-References (0.10 MB)||5 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Community Flyer (344.9 KB)||1 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Exercise adherence (3.3 MB)||4 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Form (138.6 KB)||4 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Instructions (6.8 MB)||5 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Physician flyer (175.9 KB)||1 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Promotion Strategies (49.7 KB)||2 Pages||Available after Registration|
|AFIT Score Implications (107.9 KB)||6 Pages||Available after Registration|
|Exercises Handout (1.5 MB)||18 Pages||Available after Registration|
Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, is well known as leader and innovator in the area of rehabilitation and optimal aging. She has served as the Editor-in Chief of an award winning international journal for over 30 years and has received top honors from the American Physical Therapy Association and The Gerontological Society. She has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. In 1983, she started a private practice in Washington, D.C. and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received two Master’s degrees, Health Care Management and Gerontology, from the University of Southern California and a PhD in Health Education from the University of Maryland. She currently serves on the Medical Faculty at George Washington University as a full adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics.
Her professional awards include the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award, the Section on Geriatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s highest honor, the Joan Mills Award. She is an APTA Catherine Worthington Fellow and in 2016, she received the Mary McMillan Lecture Award from the APTA, their highest honor.
Financial: Carole Lewis is an adjunct professor for George Washington University Medical Center Department of Health Care Sciences. She is president of Great Seminars and Books. She is a journal editor for Aspen Publications. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Carole Lewis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
1. List the 15 assessments that comprise the AFIT, determine where patients/clients fit within the norms and cutoffs for these assessments, demonstrate competence in administering these tools, and describe their implications for optimal aging.
2. List 15 exercises for the remediation of the problems found in the AFIT and identify the evidence for using each exercise to address the specific deficit.
3. Select the appropriate intervention for the problems found on the AFIT.
4. Choose a marketing strategy for the medical and general community.
5. Identify motivation strategies to increase exercise adherence.
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