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Obesity in Rehabilitation
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 4
Registration Fee: $116
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to
Define obesity in adults and children.
Identify four obesity challenges faced by the rehab professional.
Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of nutrition and the physiology of digestion & metabolism.
Define Basal Metabolic Rate and list four factors that affect it.
Correlate the incidence and symptoms of DM II, HTN, heart disease, sleep apnea and stroke with obesity and identify treatment measures with emphasis on a therapeutic exercise program.
Employ exercise recommendations to address the effects of obesity on osteoarthritis, depression and fall risk.
Demonstrate knowledge of the link between obesity and the occurrence of gallstones, cancers & female reproductive health issues.
Identify important considerations for history taking and physical examination for a clinical evaluation of the obese patient.
List five treatment options and five popular diets for obesity.
Determine utilization of three strategies for improving outcomes and six strategies for resistance training in obese patients.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
This video based continuing education course begins by defining obesity in adults and children. Chad instructs clinicians on the basics of nutrition and the physiology of digestion and metabolism before moving on to incidence and symptoms of DM II, HTN, heart disease, sleep apnea and stroke with obesity and identify treatment measures. Clinicians also gain knowledge of links between obesity and the occurrence of gallstones, cancers and female reproductive health issues before moving on to determining utilization of strategies for improving outcomes and strategies for resistance training in obese patients.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM