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 Movement Target Screen (MTS). All of the measures that comprise the
MTS are supported by research and include predictive analysis; many include national norms.
Participants 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
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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