This course will review current literature, definitions, and guidelines on various assistive device use for the older adult within physical therapy programming. We will review various assistive devices available and their benefits and proper use with a primary focus on ambulation aids. We will discuss training techniques, drawbacks, considerations, and safety methods when integrating these devices for use in the older adult. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarWed, Aug 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list at least two benefits in assistive device use in gait training.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two drawbacks in assistive device use in gait training.
- Participants will be able to list three examples of assistive devices that are appropriate for use in older adult clients.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two appropriate assessment and sizing techniques when choosing a gait aid for an older adult.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 2 appropriate training and cueing techniques for use in gait aids
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-35 Minutes||Education on the current status and progression of assistive device use with focus on older adult population and their role in safety|
|35-55 Minutes||Review common assistive devices, their uses, and benefits versus drawbacks.|
|55-75 Minutes||Discuss the impact of these assistive devices on gait mechanics in older adults and implications on function and safety.|
|75-90 Minutes||Considerations when choosing appropriate and sizing an assistive device|
|90-115 Minutes||Examples of training techniques|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, DPT, GCS
Kevin Cezat is a Board-Certified Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. He currently works as the Director of Rehab in a large Continuing Care Retirement Community in Winter Park Florida that provides patient care in an inpatient, outpatient, and home health setting for geriatric patients within skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living settings. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Central Florida in 2011
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