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Neurological Examination and Intervention for the Older Adult

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the latest treatment techiques for patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease and gait and balance disorders.
2. Provide detailed explanations of current evidence-based treatment techniques.
3. Prescribe a motivational program to enhance treatment outcomes for older patients with neurological deficits.
4. Differentiate between dementia and depression and provide meaningful treatment modifications for the challenges presented by these diagnoses.
5. Describe normal and pathological changes in the neurological system of an older person.
6. Recognize the different movement disorders commonly seen in older persons.
7. Thoroughly evaluate a patient with Parkinsons disease, stroke, or gait and balance disorders utilizing several different functional assessment tools and design an effective treatment program.
8. Compare and contrast various methods of evaluating patients with stroke, Parkinsons disease and gait and balance disorders for specific outcomes.
9. Organize and plan an effective rehabilitation program for geriatric patients with stroke, Parkinsons disease and gait and balance disorders.
10. Identify fall risk factors, gait impairments and gait & balance deviations and develop specific approach to assess gait, balance and falls in the older patient using a variety of cutting-edge tools.
11. Create innovative screening and treatment programs for balance and gait deficits commonly seen in older persons.

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

Confirmation Notes
A confirmation letter will be sent at least 1 month prior to the course with local hotels and information upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: All courses are approved for 20 CEUs. A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (2.0 or 20 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar.
For the latest in CEU approvals, please check the GREAT Seminars web site here.
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.

Too often, therapists feel stuck using a single approach or protocol when addressing the needs of their neurological patients. The protocol they use is evidence based, definitely one of the good ones, but patients aren’t progressing as well as hoped. Why aren’t their patients getting better? Neurological patients improve best when their program of care is dynamic. That’s why in this course, you will learn about many different, research-based programs. In the past few years, researchers have developed quite a few new, highly effective programs and protocols that you can incorporate into your practice. With a sizable arsenal at your disposal, you can mix it up. When you encounter a new patient with neurological deficits, mentally walk through your course handout to select the most appropriate approach to begin working with that specific patient. As time moves on, maybe what’s needed is greater intensity. Maybe you need to shift to a different research-based protocol or combine or sequence several protocols. This course provides you with the tools you need to adapt to the changing needs of your patients. Unlike many of our other patients, those with neurological deficits require treatments that affect the whole body. That makes evaluation and intervention complex. Yet, despite the scope of the neurological issue, it’s imperative to target the specific problems in order to address them effectively. In this course, Dr. Carole Lewis masterfully engages her audience while discussing and demonstrating examination tools and intervention protocols/ideas designed and most appropriate for older patients with diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and gait and balance disorders. Participants learn new ideas for addressing spasticity and rigidity, ways to evaluate and improve movement performance, techniques for strengthening, progressions to achieve effective gait patterns in daily activities. And much, much more. Cutting edge Information on the physiology of aging will also be presented as well as a special feature on burnout. This course provides participants with the most up-to-date, clinically relevant information on neurological rehabilitation of the older adult seen in any setting. The 300 page handout includes 6,000 current medical references, detailed examination forms, outcome measures, intervention techniques, protocols and sample home exercises that can be used immediately with patients. You will leave this seminar feeling confident and excited to try out many of the new, research-based techniques/approaches you’ve learned.

The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the most up-to-date information on neurological rehabilitation of the geriatric patient. The seminar format is lecture with demonstration that explores evaluation tools and treatment protocols/ideas designed and most appropriate for older patients with diagnoses of Parkinsons Disease, stroke, gait and balance disorders. Information on the physiology of aging will also be presented as well as special features on the environment and burnout. The extensive handout, which is over 300 pages with 5,000 current medical references, will provide detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, treatment techniques, protocols and sample home exercises.
Feedback From Past Course Participants

"Thank you so much for the effort, experience, content and the humor that was put into your St. Louis presentation. Sadly, it is one of the first continuing education courses that I felt I got my moneys worth"

"My brain hurts and my mind will not stop exploring how I can use all the references and resources to support my facility."

"Dr. Lewis is unbelievably well-read. She relates every current piece of published medical research relevant to the topic and to the profession."
"Best course I have ever taken."
"Dr. Lewis spoiled me for other courses."
"I cant believe all the information she packs into a course."

"The handout alone is worth the price."

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