Rehabilitation professionals evaluate and treat older adults in a variety of settings. Older adults are a complex population due to the many changes that occur with aging to the systems of the body as well as the many comorbidities that can further impact these changes. It is critical that all rehabilitation professionals have an understanding of these common changes that occur with aging and these changes impact patient care.
This course will discuss the joint mobility impairments, muscle performance impairments, changes in motor performance as well as postural dysfunction that commonly occurs in older adults. This course will not only discuss these changes but also highlight how rehabilitation professionals should assess and treat these patients based on these common impairments. Recommended outcome measures will also be discussed so that maximum patient outcomes can be achieved.
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|