Management of Orthopedic Conditions in the Older Adult - Evidence In Motion (2 Day)
Saturday, November 2nd, 2024: TBD
Sunday, November 3rd, 2024: TBD
IRG Physical Therapy - Gateway
4220 132nd ST SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012
"The goal of this course is to provide physical and occupational therapists with the skills required to manage orthopedic conditions within the older adult population across a variety of settings and populations. This course will include an overview of the aging musculoskeletal system, proper evaluation of common orthopedic conditions, appropriate dosing of therapy interventions, discharge planning, and provide a framework for evidence-informed management for these conditions to optimize outcomes for management of the older adult patient. This is an on-site course with some online hours as well.
By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:
- Examine the implications of physiological and pathological aging on the musculoskeletal system in older adults in across practice settings.
- Complete an evaluation for an older adult patient with musculoskeletal impairments to address the patient’s movement system impairments
- Apply best, evidence-informed practices to examination, evaluation, and intervention for different orthopedic pathologies and conditions to promote enhanced therapy outcomes
- Examine the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication when managing patients with orthopedic conditions to promote best rehabilitation outcomes
- Explore the role of physical and occupational therapy professionals in prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
- Discuss evidence for the management of persons with musculoskeletal disorders."