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Have you ever walked away from your geriatric clients feeling like you didn’t get enough information to be as effective as you could be in their treatment? Have you ever noticed that your client is improving but the measures you're using are not showing the progress they're making?

With a variety of diagnoses from deconditioning to vestibular deficits, we'll show you how to put the ‘FUN’ in functional aging as you develop your older clients' rehab strategy to ensure you'll keep their interest while getting the answers you need in their assessment, strength testing and goals to enhance their overall outcomes. Join international geriatric expert, Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, along with her colleagues Danielle Keyser MS, LOTR, GTC and Richard W. Bohannon EdD, DPT, NCS, FAHA, FAPTA, as they walk you through this mastery course filled with evidence-based practice, standardized tests, clinical reasoning and documentation.

Through clinical demonstrations and case studies, you will discover how to:
  • Assess psychosocial, physical, and endurance deficits to inform goal setting and treatment ideas
  • Designate appropriate manual muscle test grades based on observation and handling
  • Incorporate inexpensive and incredibly useful tools for adapting function
  • Recognize mechanical variables to control reliable measures of muscles strength
  • Apply the principle of "therapeutic use of self" in order to motivate geriatric clients
  • Demonstrate measurement of grip strength as recommended by the American Society of Hand Therapists
  • And so much more!
You'll also explore the different roles OTs and PTs play in your client's rehabilitation to help encourage a multi-disciplinary approach that will maximize service, without duplicating efforts or jeopardizing reimbursement...

Plus, you'll walk away with a BONUS documentation training video to become a more efficient and effective documenter — without taking time away from client care. Help your clients get back their independence when you improve their everyday function with the results-based interventions you'll gain from this online course!
Functional Aging Mastery Course
Evidence-Based Therapies for Older Adults

$459.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today— Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 13.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Gain Concrete Approaches to Get Your Aging Clients Back to Their Everyday Activity!
Putting the ‘Fun’ in Functional – Demonstrations of Evidence Based Therapy
Award-winning therapists, Dr. Carole Lewis and Danielle Keyser MS, LOTR, GTC, will demonstrate evidence-based practices, standardized tests, clinical reasoning, goal setting and documentation with the majority of this session devoted to clinical demonstrations.

We'll review some of the most important publications regarding function and older persons. Then you'll get to see first-hand evaluations and treatments of clients in three case studies that vary in diagnoses from deconditioning to vestibular deficits. Danielle Keyser and Dr. Carole Lewis will also discuss the different roles OT and PT play in client rehabilitation including rehab equipment suggestions for inexpensive and incredibly useful tools for adapting function that are ingenious!

You will walk away with:
  • Evidence-based principles to evaluations and treatment of older clients with functional deficits
  • Psychosocial, physical, and endurance deficits assessments
  • How to make disciplines work together to maximize service delivery, without duplicating services and jeopardizing reimbursement
  • A variety of standardized tools that will assist in identification of deficit areas, goal setting, and treatment ideas
  • Principles of "therapeutic use of self" in order to motivate geriatric clients
  • Tips for providing therapy on a budget, using creative thinking to provide cost effective equipment for therapists and clients
Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working with Older Adults
Using first-hand field tests and an actual client case study, Richard W. Bohannon EdD, DPT, NCS, FAHA, FAPTA, the world’s leading expert in strength testing, will demonstrate why, how, and when to use a variety of clinically proven strength testing methods.

The ability to use our muscles is essential for everyday function but as we age, the maximum force and strength we depend on, often decreases over time. Clinicians, therefore, need to be able to quantify the muscle strength of older adults. Discover the use of muscle strength testing in your overall management of an older adult clients.

You'll begin to clarify what we can actually measure when you learn to:
  • Explain why the measurement of muscle strength is important in the physical therapy management
  • Identify mechanical variables that must be controlled if reliable measures of muscles strength are to be obtained
  • Using the grading schemes recommended by Bohannon, assign appropriate manual muscle test grades based on observation and handling
  • Demonstrate measurement of grip strength as recommended by the American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Perform skilled application of hand held dynamometry for measuring limb muscle forces
  • Interpret dynamometer and field test measurements for your clients
BONUS! Walk away with additional insight into documentation...
Retail Value Over $50 — Included When You Register Today!
Documentation – Reporting Skill and Progress
Third party payers such as CMS and private insurers believe that documentation is a tool that can drive exceptional client care. Therapists typically see documentation as a necessary evil that takes time away from client care, but allows them to get paid.

In truth, both are correct.

Documentation has improved over the years, but capturing the essence of skilled client assessment and treatment quickly and succinctly is an ongoing challenge. More is expected of our profession than ever before.

How do we do it in a way that doesn't take excessive amounts of time from client care?

That is where this Bonus CE Video comes in to present you with real client examples, hilarious interactive vignettes, shortcuts and skilled terminology handouts and flow sheets to help clinicians become more efficient and effective documenters.
Functional Aging Mastery Course
Evidence-Based Therapies for Older Adults

$459.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials, including the bonus materials — all designed to help you effectively integrate functional aging interventions into your practice. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on integrating functional aging approaches into their clinical practice, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 13.75 CE Hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
Meet Your Course Experts:
Dr. Carole Lewis
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. Click here for information about Carole Lewis.
Danielle Keyser MS, LOTR, GTC
Danielle Keyser MS, LOTR, GTC is a practicing Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the Louisiana State University (1998), and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001). She is a Certified and Registered Occupational Therapist in the state of Louisiana, a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and Vice President of the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association. As LOTA Vice President, Danielle has arranged continuing education opportunities and annual State Conferences to bring the latest research and evidence based educational opportunities to therapists in Louisiana. Danielle has worked in the field of Geriatrics for 13 years, with an emphasis on Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health Care. Danielle has dedicated her career to geriatrics, serving the roles of treating therapist, Mentor, and currently Director of Education for The Therapy Center. As Director of Education, Danielle travels the state to assist therapists with challenging patients, training of new therapists, and in-house educational opportunities. Her focus areas include extensive knowledge of Medicare PPS and RUG Utilization, caseload development, creating individualized treatment approaches, facility training and education of nursing home staff, and application of evidence based treatment techniques. Danielle was awarded her Geriatric Training Certification in January 2014, an educational path that consisted of advanced clinical geriatric training, evidenced based evaluation and treatment strategies, and culminating in intensive testing protocols. Click here for information about Danielle Keyser.
Richard W. Bohannon EdD, DPT, NCS, FAHA, FAPTA
Richard W. Bohannon EdD, DPT, NCS, FAHA, FAPTA is Professor in the Physical Therapy Department of The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Campbell University. He is also the Principal of Physical Therapy Consultants (Fuquay-Varina, NC). Dr. Bohannon is a licensed physical therapist with more than 35 years of continuous clinical experience in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and home-care settings. He is board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a Fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. He is a prolific writer with over 400 publications in more than 50 different journals to his credit. His work has been cited more than 14,000 times. In 1996 he received the American Physical Therapy Association’s Helen Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Professional Literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Association’s Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy and in 2008 he was honored with the Association’s Jules Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing. Dr. Bohannon serves on numerous editorial boards; he was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Human Muscle Performance and is presently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Currently, Dr. Bohannon’s research and teaching is focused primarily on the measurement, implications, and treatment of impairments (most notably muscle weakness) and activity limitations (primarily mobility) in older adult and neurologic populations. Dr. Bohannon is recognized internationally for his expertise in muscle performance following stroke, hand-held dynamometry, and mobility. Click here for information about Richard Bohannon.
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Functional Aging Mastery Course
Evidence-Based Therapies for Older Adults

$459.97 Value
Just $199.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 13.75 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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