This course utilizes content from the textbook “Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual” Second Edition by Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, John O. Barr, PhD, PT, and Michael Moran PT, DPT, ScD © 2007, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This text presents step-by-step guidance on the evaluation and treatment of geriatric diseases and disorders. With detailed evaluation of the incidence of disorders, diagnostic tests, associated diagnoses, and clinical implications for mobility and rehabilitation techniques.
You can expect throughout the course an overview of the effects of aging on all body systems, special geriatric considerations for laboratory assessment, thermoregulation, and pharmacology, as well as an overview of geriatric care and the review of system as they relate to aging. Detailed discussion of the complexity of aging, pathology and healthcare, aging pathokinesiology directed at specific clinical conditions are also included in this course.
This second edition includes topics pertaining to musculoskeletal involvement, neuromuscular and neurological involvement, neoplasms, cardiopulmonary diseases and blood vessel, circulatory and skin disorders. Aging and pathological sensorium is discussed as it relates to vision, hearing and communication. Legal and ethical considerations are also addressed.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 540 pages has been carefully broken down by chapters into 4 modules. Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle. Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs. You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Anatomical and Physiological Considerations and of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Geriatric Rehabilitation.
Professional Learning Objectives