Physical Therapy: Geriatric Integrative Functional Therapy Part 2: Interventions
116.00
Webinar
Elective
01/21/2022 4:00PM
8:00PM EST
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About the Course:
Are you ready to handle the booming influx of older adults seeking expert care to keep them moving? In this two-part seminar, clinicians will explore traditional and emerging assessments and interventions to maximize function in elders with mobility impairments, from the frail SNF resident to the competitive athlete. Maximize function for improved quality of life in elders. Clinicians master solutions to aging challenges, including pain, diminished strength and flexibility, degenerative changes, balance issues, falls, cognitive decline and pathologies. Aging clients today are more active early on and tend to live longer, with greater chance of developing painful, degenerative and pathological changes that impact function and quality of life. Part 2 presents a review of evidence-based interventions, including traditional and emerging integrative approaches to geriatric rehab to address balance and falls, cognitive decline, functional limitations, mobility problems and pain issues commonly encountered in older adults.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify the evidence for integrative interventions to improve mobility and balance, to reduce pain, and improve functional quality of life in elders.
2. List the use of integrative approaches to elder rehabilitation with examples of: manual therapy, fascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education, functional training, and evidence-based alternative medicine approaches.
3. List 3 manual therapy approaches used to manage pain and stiffness in elders
4. List 3 contraindications for manual therapy in elderly patients
5. List 3 holistic options to manage pain in elders.
6. List 3 functional impairments in elders which have been shown to improve based on current evidence.
7. List 3 functional impairments in elders which have been shown to improve based on current evidence.
8. List 3 interventions demonstrated to improve dementia behaviors in elders.
9. Identify 3 evidence-based intervention which promotes functional balance and prevent falls.
10. Cite 5 fall prevention recommendations by the American Geriatric Society


About the Author: 
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy,DD is the founder of Educise continuing education, and practices in Long Island, NY. Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program with Highest Honors and received her Doctorate in PT from University of New England. She served as Acting Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College, New York, NY. She served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens College. Dr. Schmidt integrates evidence-based complementary and medical rehabilitation, ergonomics and wellness programs, focusing on myofascial and craniosacral therapy, muscle energy/PNF, positional release, counterstrain, mobilization, acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing, biofield work and therapeutic touch. Theresa is a certified professional speaker, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, minister, and shamanic practitioner. She has presented at International Fascia Research Congress, NASA Inomedic Health, APTA, AOTA, AMTA/NY, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, private companies, hospitals and clinics. Visit her at www.educise.com.
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Geriatric Integrative Functional Therapy Part 2: Interventions

116.00
About the Course:
Are you ready to handle the booming influx of older adults seeking expert care to keep them moving? In this two-part seminar, clinicians will explore traditional and emerging assessments and interventions to maximize function in elders with mobility impairments, from the frail SNF resident to the competitive athlete. Maximize function for improved quality of life in elders. Clinicians master solutions to aging challenges, including pain, diminished strength and flexibility, degenerative changes, balance issues, falls, cognitive decline and pathologies. Aging clients today are more active early on and tend to live longer, with greater chance of developing painful, degenerative and pathological changes that impact function and quality of life. Part 2 presents a review of evidence-based interventions, including traditional and emerging integrative approaches to geriatric rehab to address balance and falls, cognitive decline, functional limitations, mobility problems and pain issues commonly encountered in older adults.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify the evidence for integrative interventions to improve mobility and balance, to reduce pain, and improve functional quality of life in elders.
2. List the use of integrative approaches to elder rehabilitation with examples of: manual therapy, fascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education, functional training, and evidence-based alternative medicine approaches.
3. List 3 manual therapy approaches used to manage pain and stiffness in elders
4. List 3 contraindications for manual therapy in elderly patients
5. List 3 holistic options to manage pain in elders.
6. List 3 functional impairments in elders which have been shown to improve based on current evidence.
7. List 3 functional impairments in elders which have been shown to improve based on current evidence.
8. List 3 interventions demonstrated to improve dementia behaviors in elders.
9. Identify 3 evidence-based intervention which promotes functional balance and prevent falls.
10. Cite 5 fall prevention recommendations by the American Geriatric Society


About the Author: 
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS,CHy,DD is the founder of Educise continuing education, and practices in Long Island, NY. Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS. She graduated Long Island University’s Masters Physical Therapy Program with Highest Honors and received her Doctorate in PT from University of New England. She served as Acting Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College, New York, NY. She served as adjunct professor at Nassau Community and CUNY Queens College. Dr. Schmidt integrates evidence-based complementary and medical rehabilitation, ergonomics and wellness programs, focusing on myofascial and craniosacral therapy, muscle energy/PNF, positional release, counterstrain, mobilization, acupressure, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, shamanic healing, biofield work and therapeutic touch. Theresa is a certified professional speaker, hypnotherapist, massage therapist, personal trainer, minister, and shamanic practitioner. She has presented at International Fascia Research Congress, NASA Inomedic Health, APTA, AOTA, AMTA/NY, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, private companies, hospitals and clinics. Visit her at www.educise.com.