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FUNCTIONAL AGING HARTFORD CT: 2-day live seminar: Geriatric Exams & Interventions with hands-on lab

December 8 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 3:30 pm

FUNctional Aging: Geriatric Examinations and Interventions

with Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS,LMT,CEAS

Master examination, promote function, enhance mobility, sharpen cognition, and decrease pain with:

  • Functional outcome tools
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Exercise program design
  • Fall prevention and balance interventions
  • Integrative medicine and emerging approaches

Master solutions to aging challenges, such as:

  • Functional outcome documentation
  • Balance and gait issues
  • Fall risk and prevention
  • Cognitive decline
  • Mobility impairment

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Are you spending too much time figuring out how to document geriatric function, with insufficient time  to enjoy what you do best, treating patients to maximize their quality of life?  With the influx of more elderly patients, clinicians are overwhelmed with the multitude of exam tools and reporting requirements.  How do you efficiently select functional exam tools to inform the best plan of care for your patients? In this 2-day interactive seminar, practice fast and easy assessments for elders to simplify your documentation process, and to guide your treatment planning.  Review evidence on best practices for implementing therapeutic interventions to manage mobility impairments, balance issues, falls, cognitive deterioration, stiffness, weakness, and pathologies. Gain skills to maximize function in aging adults across the spectrum, from the active sports enthusiast to the involved resident with multiple medical problems. Immediately design a rehab program for your geriatric patients that incorporates traditional and holistic therapy approaches. Start maximizing function, enhancing mobility, and decreasing pain with your patients today.

Learning Objectives

  • List physiological changes associated with aging
  • Select and administer outcome measures to identify functional mobility and balance impairments in elders
  • Apply integrative interventions, including manual therapy, fascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education, and functional training to improve functional capacity in elders
  • Identify evidence-based integrative medicine approaches to improve mobility and balance, to reduce pain, and to improve functional quality of life
  • Design an effective plan of care to produce a measurable difference in mobility, balance, pain, and function
  • Practice skilled documentation to show functional change using standardized exams
  • Discuss current evidence regarding the efficacy of specific clinical interventions on functional outcomes in elders

Course Content

DAY 1 (AGING PROCESS, FALLS, BALANCE AND GAIT TOOLS AND INTERVENTIONS)

FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT IN ELDERS

  • Balance definitions, systems, and strategies
  • Aging process and epidemiology of falls
  • Risk factors in aging, meds, medical, degenerative processes

LAB – FUNCTION AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT

  • 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
  • Five Times Sit to Stand Test
  • 30-second chair rise test
  • Single Leg Stance Test
  • Berg Balance Scale

LAB – GAIT AND BALANCE ASSESSMENT TESTS

  • Timed Up and Go
  • 6MWT
  • Figure 8
  • MGES
  • TInetti
  • Dynamic Gait Index
  • Bestest
  • Mini Bestest
  • Brief Bestest
  • Four Square Step Test
  • Y and STAR excursion test
  • Extra tests

INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE BALANCE AND PREVENT FALLS

  • Exercise program design: Active Balance Clinic (ABC)
  • Tai Chi
  • OTEGO

EVIDENCE-BASED OUTCOMES

  • What studies say about balance tools and interventions
  • Fall reduction, rates, and risks
  • AGS panel recommendations on balance

DAY 2 (FOCUS ON FUNCTION)

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)

MUSCULOSKELETAL CHALLENGES

  • LEFS
  • DASH
  • Measuring myofascial pain
  • Trigger points
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle weakness

INTERVENTIONS FOR PAIN REDUCTION, MOBILITY PROMOTION, AND FUNCTION

  • Manual therapy
  • Neuromuscular techniques
  • Integrative medicine

LAB – IMPROVING MOBILITY, STRENGTH, AND FUNCTION AND REDUCING PAIN

  • Myofascial release
  • Positional release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Neuromuscular re-education

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO IMPROVE MOBILITY

  • Address behavioral and cognitive issues
  • Reduce pain in elders
  • Mindfulness
  • Massage
  • Relaxation induction
  • Craniosacral
  • Reiki and light touch therapies

CASE STUDIES AND GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers

What Should You Bring

  •  Mat or massage table for hands-on practice
  • Tape measure and masking tape
  • Hand sanitizer and massage lotion
  • Blanket and 2 pillows or foam 2’x2′ mat
  • Mobile laptop or cell phone with internet access
  • Wear sneakers and comfortable sweatpants and tee shirt
  • Dress in layers, hotel rooms often have varying temperatures

Course confirmation

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Details

Start:
December 8 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 9 @ 3:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.vyne.com/events/detail/20300/2-day-functional-aging-tools-techniques-to-improve

Venue

Vyne Education Hartford, CT
Hartford, NH + Google Map
Phone:
800-397-0180
Website:
https://www.vyne.com/events/detail/20300/2-day-functional-aging-tools-techniques-to-improve
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