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The Aging Foot: Feet First

Great Seminars Online

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   5
Registration Fee:   $150

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
• Utilize a systematic approach to foot evaluation.
• Formulate and implement a comprehensive foot therapeutic exercise program.
• Implement appropriate mobilization techniques to enhance joint range of motion.
• Determine when foot orthotic therapy is an indicated treatment.
• Understand common surgical techniques of the foot and their relationship to postsurgical rehabilitation.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and other Rehabilitation Professionals.

Confirmation Notes
This course is at an intermediate level.
Educational Credit
Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider in NY, KY, IL, TX and NC. This course is approved in CA, MD, DC, AR, WY, DE, TN, OK for 5 clinical contact hours. Courses also meet the guidelines for approval in VA, AZ, MS, NH, OR, RI, UT, MO, AK, and WI. Courses are accepted for CEU’s in ID, MT, WA, CT, IA, ND, GA and NE.

All of our courses have Board of Certification Approval (NATA) and AOTA approval #5363.

A certificate of attendance for 5 contact hours of educational activity will be awarded. Please check with GREAT Seminars for additional approvals. Check with your state association for their online CEU approval guidelines. Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307.

Credit Hours
This is a 5 contact hour course. 1 hour is preparatory and requires the participants to complete online reading. Four hours are an interactive online program that requires participant to have access to a computer and high speed internet.

Pretest (5 min)
Introduction (10 min)
• video clip Anatomy Review (10 min)
• Narrated PowerPoint Anatomical Changes
• Narrated PowerPoint and video clips
• Hallux valgus (30 mins)
• Hammer toe, mallet toe, and claw toe (20 mins)
• Corns and calluses (7 mins)
• Amputations (25 mins)
• Ulcers (20 mins)
• Skin and nail pathologies (10 mins)
Diabetic Foot
• Narrated PowerPoint and video clips (30 mins)
Functional Limitations
• Narrated PowerPoint (14 mins)
Shoe Assessment
• Narrated PowerPoint and Video clip (14 mins)
Foot Evaluation
• Narrated PowerPoint (14 mins)
Foot Exercises
• Video clips (9 mins)
Foot Treatment Techniques
• Video clips – taping and joint mobs (14 mins)
Course Research Readings
– approximately 1 hour to complete these readings.
Post-test with feedback (5 min)
Course Evaluation (3 min)

The foot is one of the most overlooked and undertreated part of the patient over the age of 65 years. In patients that reside in a nursing home as long-term residents or sub-acute stay residents, the primary focus is usually on more gross problems such as balance, transfers, and gait without the physical therapist fully including the patient’s foot problems in the plan of care. Of course the foot is integral to addressing the balance, transfer, and gait problems. The purpose of this course is to present to the practicing physical therapist and physical therapy assistant common anatomical changes seen in the foot as a person ages, how these changes affect function, and the information necessary to properly assess and treat the foot.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM