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Orthopedic 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:   $595.00

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Perform specifi c treatment techniques for dysfunction of the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, and feet of older persons.
2. Select evidence based interventions and outcome measures for a comprehensive rehabilitation approach for a myriad of orthopedic problems affecting older persons.
3. Discuss treatment modifications to existing rehabilitation programs for a specific orthopedic problem.
4. Comprehensively evaluate orthopedic dysfunctions in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, and feet of older persons.
5. Design individualized rehabilitation programs for specific orthopedic problems such as rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, total hip and knee procedures, fractures, osteoporosis, lumbar stenosis and other pathologies seen in older patients.
6. Create the optimum environment for working with older persons.
7. List musculoskeletal changes with age that impact rehabilitation.
8. Compile and explain how to use over 30 different specific orthopedic functional outcome tools.
9. Compare and contrast innovative therapeutic exercises for numerous orthopedic conditions based on the latest evidence.
10. Dissect and develop treatment protocols for common orthopedic diagnoses.
11. Use the immense handout in daily practice as a user friendly reference for norms, evidence based tests and evidence based treatment techniques.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and other Rehab 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.

7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 Developing the Optimal Mindset for Working with the Older Patient (Using statistics and concepts of aging to improve your outcomes. A special feature on deconditioning.) 9:00 Musculoskeletal Changes of Age - Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of Flexibility, Strength, OA, RA objectively assessing posture of older persons and of ourselves. 10:00 Break 10:15 Musculoskeletal Continued-, (Reading X-Rays & Posture Lab) Practice Bautmans’s Evidence Based Protocol for Hyperkyphosis, 11:00 Hands on Feet- Hands on evaluation, manual and soft tissue techniques for common foot problems in older persons( Lab) Hallux valgus, hammertoes, and how the feet affect function. (The newest mobilizations and accupressure points will be practiced to provide pain relief and improve function) 12:00 Working Lunch (on your own): Independent Study from Handout - Evidenced Based Evaluation and Treatment of Foot Problems of the Older Person – what is in the literature for treating plantarfasciitis, Achilles tendon, posterior tibial tendonitis and a special section on good shoes. 1:00 Evaluating Back Problems Commonly Seen in Older Persons - Lumbar Stenosis, Vertebral Compression Fracture, SI, Sprains/Strains 3:00 Break 3:15 Treating the Back (Lab) Innovative Exercises and Manual Techniques (Practice specific muscle energy techniques and comprehensive stabilization and SI protocols as well as Dr. Lewis’ often cited evidence based exercise protocol for lumbar stenosis) 4:30 Neck Pain - Evaluation and Treatment (Evidence based) - Cervical Spondylosis, Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain – Learn and practiceModified Travell and Myofascial techniques for older persons. 6:00 Conclusions, Questions and Answers 6:30 Adjourn
7:30 Continental Breakfast 8:00 Help for Aging Hips - Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of Hip Fractures, Replacements and Osteoarthritis (Lab- become proficient in mobilization with movement and specific manual techniques for older persons) 10:15 Break 10:30 Total Knee Replacements and Osteoarthritis of the Knee- Using evidence and creativity to get results (Lab -Practice Deyo’s Evidence Based manual and exercise protocol as well as a myriad of other techniques as well as Dr. Lewis’ proven exercise protocol) 12:30 Working Lunch (on your own): Independent Study from HandoutOsteoporosis- Everything you need to know for Evaluation and Treatment 1:30 Aging Shoulder Problems - Is it Rotator Cuff or Bursitis? - Differential Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis, Fractures, Rotator Cuff and Bursitis (Lab focuses on evidenced based myofascial and mobilization with movement techniques as well as Dr. Lewis’ Adhesive Capsulitis protocol) 3:30 Break 3:45 Elbow, Wrist and Hand - Reaching for Results - Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, RA, Dupuytren’s Contracture (Lab- Perform and apply creative taping and mobilization with movement for the elbow wrist and hand) 6:00 Conclusion- Putting it all Together and Take home message 6:30 Adjourn

The Silver Tsunami is here. Older patients are a part of everyone’s caseload and to get the best results with this population therapists need new evidence based treatment approaches. Geriatric Orthopedics is a progressive hands-on course with emphasis on clinical skills to provide participants with the most up to date treatment techniques addressing orthopedically related age changes and pathology affecting older persons. The current evidence regarding orthopedic problems will be presented, followed by laboratory sessions with hands-on instruction in evaluation and treatment techniques. Specific evaluation tools for common orthopedic problems affecting older adults will be demonstrated and practiced. Treatment strategies and progressions will be presented, and hands-on sessions will help familiarize therapists with proper implementation of treatment techniques and approach including advanced modified joint mobilizations stretching & therapeutic exercise techniques specific for older persons. Case studies will be presented and reviewed to facilitate effective treatment planning. Evaluation forms, musculoskeletal norms, and outcomes measures for every joint will be discussed to illustrate the importance of this aspect of patient care regarding reimbursement for services. Upon completion, participants will be familiar with the body of evidence for geriatric orthopedic rehabilitation and, feel comfortable with an advanced manual examination , and make precise intervention decisions with minimal risk to patients. Participants will be able to reinforce clinical treatment with exercise programs based on best evidence and targeted to relevant impairments identified through the manual examination. All techniques presented have been selected from high quality published research, some of which the presenter have contributed to, and continues to use in her current clinical research and practice .The extensive handout, which is over 300 pages with 5,000 current medical references, will provide detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, suggested protocols, sample home exercises and progressions. The material presented provides a thorough approach to therapeutic strategies and goals, thereby preparing therapists to design and implement highly skilled rehabilitation programs for older persons in any treatment setting.

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