Neuromuscular System Lesions and the Older Adult

PTA Focus 2012, Issue 3 FOCUS 2012 provides a 6-part series of monographs for the physical therapist assistant. We are fortunate to welcome Jennifer Bottomley, PT, MS, PhD, as the author for this series. Bottomley is a past president of the APTA Section on Geriatrics. She understands intimately the needs of older adults through her many volunteer ventures and her tireless advocacy on behalf of physical therapists working with older adults. The Section on Geriatrics invited Bottomley to author this series due to her interest in physical therapist assistants. She recently published a book, Geriatric Rehabilitation: A Textbook for the Physical Therapist Assistant. I am sure you will find this series educational and directly applicable to your practice.

Course Code:

LMS-584

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CPTA2016-17

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No

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No

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0.3

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

16S1632

cert_OH hours

3

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B

cert_OK hours

3

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0

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0

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3

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1909019TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Basic

Date published

04/01/2014

Delivery method

Text

Instructor(s)

Jason Hardage, PT, DPT, DScPT, GCS, NCS, CEEAA, and Mary Elizabeth Parker, PT, PhD, NCS, PCS

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to: 1. Identify and explain age-related changes in the aging neuromuscular system. 2. Develop intervention strategies for the aging adult that reflect age- and pathology-related changes in the neuromuscular system. 3. Discuss the effects of age- and pathology-related changes in motor learning and motor control and potential outcomes. 4. Demonstrate effective communication strategies to optimize cognitive capacity. 5. Employ treatment interventions to leverage residual capabilities in neuromuscular disease patients with cognitive impairment. 6. Employ treatment interventions to leverage residual capabilities in neuromuscular disease patients with cognitive impairment. 7. Demonstrate an understanding of each neuromuscular disease process, medical and pharmacological management, and evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients with neuromuscular disease. 8. Describe physical therapy treatment interventions most appropriate for patients with neurologic dysfunction. 9. Develop education for patients/clients/and others that incorporate age-related changes of the neurologic system.

Partner(s)

  • Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Genesis Rehab

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1Lesson One
2Assessment
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Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.3
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Tags:Jason Hardage, Mary Elizabeth Parker, Geriatrics
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Price:$90.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $90.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $72.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Geriatrics Section
    $64.80
    (until 12/31/2030)
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