Geriatrics CEU Courses for PTs

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The Aging Adult and the Pelvic Floor: Applications for All Providers
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3641Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course provides information regarding the impact of aging on the pelvic health of older adults along with practical tips to promote ideal pelvic floor activation and function in this population. This course will have applications both for pelvic health therapists who wish to know more about older adults and geriatric therapists who wish to understand the role of the pelvic floor better. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Geriatric Functional Performance Measures
Presented by Sarah Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT
Live WebinarWed, Apr 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #3668Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course presents an overview of functional performance measures in geriatric rehabilitation, reviews the history and theoretical background of these tools, and describes commonly used instruments for assessing mobility, balance, and overall functional abilities. The course will be immediately useful in clinical care for any therapy professional who works with older adults. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

My Patient Is Dizzy but the Exam Is "Normal": A Case Study Approach to Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness
Presented by Debbie Struiksma, PT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3656Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course is designed for therapists looking to expand their knowledge and clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of chronic dizziness related to persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (3PD). Often these patients have overwhelming symptoms and multiple factors that make successful intervention strategies challenging. This course will review the available evidence and present a working framework for successful management and improved patient satisfaction in this population through case study presentation.This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Dementia Management: Techniques for Staging and Intervention
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #3649Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar provides an overview of types of dementia including characteristics at each stage, protocols for staging clients with dementia and related treatment strategies. Documentation and treatment planning based on dementia staging results is reviewed. Behavior management and communication strategies for this population are discussed as well as techniques for nursing to follow. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

What the Doctor Never Told You About Osteoporosis and Aquatics
Presented by Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3601Level: Advanced2 Hours
While Osteoporosis has been categorized as a predominantly older woman’s condition, the fact that it is the cause of 2 million fractures a year, makes it a serious health concern. Typically, the concept of weight-bearing exercise does not lend itself to aquatic interventions, but the current literature is compelling for the use of water as a beneficial alternative for the osteoporosis individual. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Geriatric Strengthening: Defining the Dosage and Debunking the Myth
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3560Level: Intermediate2 Hours
There is no muscle too old, no one ever has too much, but how do I help this person get stronger without making them so sore that they refuse or cancel my next visit? In this course, participants will learn how to apply research to their clinical practice, resulting in higher levels of challenge and improvement: Intensity. Whether it be to improve function, independence, strength or balance… learning how to prescribe the correct amount of intensity & measuring results is a rehabilitative art. This course is designed for the busy clinician wanting to maximize their therapy time and get the best possible results. Know the tests, know the science, apply these individually to a real person. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Balance Outcome Measures – Selection and Utilization
Presented by Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3548Level: Introductory2 Hours
Balance is a common focus of rehabilitation intervention, and objective assessment of balance is critical for guiding intervention and demonstrating patient progress. An understanding of the basics of balance outcome measures, how to select them, and how to utilize them correctly will enhance therapists’ practice and patient outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Getting Ready for PDPM: Group and Concurrent Therapy
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3530Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), going into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, sets a combined 25 percent limit on concurrent and group therapy per therapy discipline provided. What does this mean for your therapy practice? This webinar will review definitions and best practice guidelines, including documentation, for group and concurrent therapy in skilled nursing facilities. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA

Applications in Dual Task Rehabilitation From High Tech to Low: Covering the Range for All Treatment Settings
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Live WebinarTue, Oct 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT
Course: #3659Level: Advanced2 Hours
In this course, attendees should be prepared to extend their use of dual task repertoire and application from an approach that introduces distractions as a game or challenge, to a more sophisticated delivery of care in an effort to both habituate patients to distractions, and improve their reformatting of procedural memories, through automaticity. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Geriatric Pharmacology: PT Role and Responsibilities
Presented by JIll Heitzman, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CWS, CEEAA, FACCWS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3488Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will look at issues related to geriatric pharmacology and PT role in pharmaceutical management; especially in the home health setting. Issues related to polypharmacy, adverse effects and aging systems as related to the PT plan of care will be presented through case scenarios. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.