Geriatric Rehab - Physical Therapist

Geriatric Rehab 116
Balance Problems and Fall Risks in the Elderly

1.0

  • Discuss the demographics and scope of problem of falls
  • Outline and describe 6 key conditions that should be included in a patient assessment when considering fall risk
  • List 4 risk factors, including neurologic, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disorders, that are associated with gait and balance disorders
  • Describe the 8 components that are key factors in the physical examination when evaluating an older adult for risk of falling
  • Outline and describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies for the prevention and management of falls


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 115
Falls, Footwear, and Podiatric Interventions in Older Adults

1.0

  • Describe the association between footwear and falls and list 5 suboptimal design features which contributes to falls
  • List 5 common changes that occur in the foot with age and why ill-fitting shoes are a precursor to falls
  • List and describe 5 common risk factors for falls in individuals with diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe future new directions and novel footwear devices that are being used to provide substitute sensory cues at the feet to help improve balance and gait
  • Describe how footwear, insoles, and orthoses are gaining popularity as an integral component of falls prevention strategies


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 114

Hospice and End of Life


2.0

  • Define and describe the concept of a "good death"
  • Outline and describe the physiological process of dying
  • Examine 3 progressive changes that occur in the final months or terminal phase
  • List 5 physiologic signs of approaching death
  • List 5 psychosocial and spiritual signs, symptoms and interventions for the actively dying
  • Become familiar with hospice and palliative care
  • Review models of physical therapy practice in hospice and palliative care


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 113

Wellness for the Aging Adult


1.0

  • Summarize the importance of wellness for the aging adult
  • Identify and describe 3 domains of wellness
  • Outline methods of screening for physical activity and wellness programs
  • Review baseline measure for physical activity and exercise focused wellness programs
  • List the importance of strength training and aerobic training and the enhancement of mobility


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 112

Conservative Pain Management for Older Adults


2.0

  • Become familiar with the prevalence, challenges and costs of pain management in older adults
  • Describe the biophysical model of persistent pain
  • List age-related changes associated with pain
  • Outline methods of examination and evaluation of the patient with pain
  • Outline a plan of care and list 5 interventions for patients with pain
  • Review case studies that highlight clinical management of pain


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 111

Management of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women


1.0

  • Explain the mechanism of continence
  • Outline the pathophysiology of incontinence
  • List 3 risk factors for urinary incontinence
  • Become familiar with 3 interventions for incontinence including pelvic floor muscle exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, behavioral interventions, weight loss, fluid management, pharmacologic interventions and more
  • Describe the physical exam in regards to incontinence
  • Become familiar with 5 outcome measures for urinary incontinence


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 110

Balance and Falls


2.0

  • Outline and describe the seriousness of the problem of falling
  • List 5 risk factors for falling
  • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
  • Examine 5 evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
  • Outline 3 tests and measures for balance and falls
  • Describe the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
  • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
  • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 109 - 110

Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility, Balance and Falls


4.0

Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility

  • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
  • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
  • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
  • Differentiate normal age-related changes in gait vs those resulting from pathology
  • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
  • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes

Balance and Falls

  • Understand the seriousness of the problem of falling
  • List 5 risk factors for falling
  • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
  • Examine evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
  • Outline tests and measures for balance and falls
  • Understand the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
  • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
  • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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$72.00 USD

Geriatric Rehab 109

Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility


2.0

  • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
  • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
  • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
  • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
  • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 108

Impaired Posture


2.0

  • Differentiate normal and abnormal postures
  • List and define 5 age-related changes that influence spinal alignment
  • Explain common spinal conditions such as osteoporosis, spinal osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis
  • Outline and describe the role of therapy in managing patients with postural dysfunctions
  • Become familiar with evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and developing plan of care with patients with postural dysfunction
  • Examine external supports used with patients with postural dysfunction


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 107

Impaired Motor Control


2.0

  • Define and differentiate common motor control impairments including paresis, abnormal tone, fractionated movement deficits, ataxia, hypokinesia, somatosensory loss, and perceptual deficits
  • Outline and explain at least 5 tests to assess motor control impairment
  • Become familiar with diagnosis and prognosis of motor control impairments
  • Compare and contrast 3 movement system diagnostic categories for motor control impairments
  • Discuss current evidence underlying impaired motor control interventions


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 106

Impaired Muscle Performance


1.0

  • Outline changes in muscle structure and function associated with aging
  • Outline changes in metabolic function associated with aging
  • Become familiar with evidence-supported suggestions for resistance training
  • Describe adaptations in muscle power, strength, size and composition with resistance exercise
  • Discuss nutritional intake as a countermeasure for sarcopenia


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 105

Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance


2.0

  • Define 3 factors that influence aerobic capacity in older adults
  • Describe the physiology of aerobic capacity and exercise
  • List tests and measures to assess aerobic capacity and endurance
  • Describe commonly used scales including angina, dyspnea, claudication and perceived exertion scales
  • Review and outline 3 methods for evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis of older adults with aerobic impairment
  • List and describe 5 interventions used with older adults with aerobic impairment


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 104

Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient


3.0

  • Analyze 3 reasons for the importance of the chart review in the evaluation of the acute and medically complex patient
  • List 5 causes and clinical signs of electrolyte abnormality
  • Review and describe 5 causes and signs of acid-base imbalances
  • Outline the process of completing a systems review of the patient
  • Become familiar with signs and symptoms of nutrional deficiency
  • Outline signs associated with coronary artery disease and heart failure
  • Outline signs associated with sepsis, vertigo, dehydration and metabolic syndrome


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 103

Cognition in the Aging Adult


3.0

  • Outline characteristics of depression and methods of assessment in older adults
  • Define and differentiate 5 common depression scales
  • Become familiar with drugs used in depression
  • Outline and understand the cognitive decline and dementia in older adults
  • Compare and contrast dementia and alzheimer's disease in older adults and 3 methods of management


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 102

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults


2.0

  • Outline and describe the role of physical activity for older adults
  • Outline the physical stress theory
  • Outline and define 5 elements of an exercise prescription
  • Become familiar with 5 types of exercises for older adults including aquatics, Tai Chi, stretching, strengthening and plyometrics


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatric Rehab 101

Geriatric Pharmacology


3.0

  • Outline the pattern of drug use in older adults
  • List 5 common adverse drug reactions in older adults
  • Define and differentiate drug classes commonly used in older adults and their impact on therapy
  • Become familiar with drugs used for treatment of pain, cardiac conditions, respiratory and gastrointestinal drugs
  • Outline strategies for coordinating therapy with drug treatment


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$54.00 USD