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#417 Geriatric Assessment and Intervention… Applications for All Levels of Function

Motivations, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $495

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe physiological changes associated with aging
2. Select and administer outcome measures to identify functional mobility and balance impairments in elders
3. Apply integrative interventions, including manual therapy, fascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education, functional training, and alternative medicine approaches to improve mobility and balance, to reduce pain, and improve functional quality of life in elders
4. Provide skilled documentation to show functional change using standardized exams
5. Design an effective plan of care to produce a measurable difference in mobility, balance, pain, and function
6. Discuss current evidence regarding the efficacy of specific clinical interventions on functional outcomes in elders.

Confirmation Notes
This is a 14-hour course with lab equivalent to 1.4 CEUs. Motivations Inc is an approved provider by The Texas Chapter of the APTA. We follow the PT licensing Board guidelines in the states in which the course is held.
BOC: Motivations, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
AOTA: Motivations, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #4002, for 16 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Day 1 (focus on balance and gait exam tools and interventions)
8:00 AM Intro and Functional mobility and balance issues in elder adults including Balance definitions, systems, and strategies, The aging process & epidemiology of falls. Risk factors in aging, meds, medical, degenerative processes. 9:30 AM Function and balance assessment: Lab: Self Efficacy Falls Efficacy Scale, ABC scale, Falls Risk Self Assessment, Function in Sitting Test (FIST), vertebral artery test, orthostatic hypotension test, Romberg, tandem Romberg, Functional Reach, (sitting, standing), Five Times Sit to Stand Test, 30-second chair rise test, Single Leg Stance Test, Berg Balance Scale 11:00 AM Gait and balance assessment tests: Lab: Timed Up and Go, 6MWT, Figure 8, MGES, Tinetti, Dynamic Gait Index, Bestest, Mini Bestest. Brief Bestest, Four Square Step Test, STAR excursion test 1: 00 PM Interventions to Promote Balance and Prevent Falls Balance Rehab: ABC Active Balance Clinic, Tai Chi posture, OTEGO 3:00 PM Evidence based outcomes, reliability and validity studies on balance tools and interventions Effect of interventions on fall reduction, rates and risk. AGS panel recommendations on balance
Day 2: Function, mobility and pain management interventions (focus on evidence-based, hands-on interventions)
8:00 AM Functional outcome tests discussion: Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA), Barthel Index, Self-Efficacy, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), Functional Autonomy Measurement System (SMAF) 10:00 AM Musculoskeletal challenges in elders: LEFS, DASH, measuring myofascial pain, trigger points, stiffness, muscle weakness 11:00 AM Manual therapy, neuromuscular and integrative medicine approaches to pain reduction, mobility promotion, and function 1:00 PM Manual therapy with lab: myofascial release, positional release, joint mobilization and neuromuscular re-ed for improving range, strength, and function and reducing pain in elders 2:30 PM Integrative medicine and holistic approaches to improve mobility, address agitation and cognitive issues and reduce pain in elders, with lab: mindfulness, massage, relaxation induction, craniosacral, Reiki 3:00 PM Special considerations for cognitively impaired persons/ Group problem solving with case studies, question and answer period

In this two-day hands-on seminar, clinicians will explore traditional and emerging assessments and interventions to maximize function in elders with mobility and functional impairments including diagnoses ranging from the frail SNF resident to the competitive athlete. This course will help Clinicians master solutions for geriatric care, including pain, diminished strength and flexibility, degenerative changes, balance issues, falls, cognitive decline and pathologies. Concepts in manual therapy, fall prevention, integrative medicine and holistic approaches, and cognitive considerations will be addressed. This seminar covers evidence-based outcome measures and clinical interventions to successfully address the function and mobility problems commonly encountered in older adults.
Consortium Group Discount – Register your facility today. 5 or more $395
Association Member of APTA, AOTA, NATA, ASHA, SCARF, or ATRI, etc. $445
Individual Single Registration $495

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