It's a WAMI-3! Application of a Wellness Aging Model
Section: Academy of Geriatric PT
Session Code: GR-2A-6435
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Independence Salon C

Speaker(s):   Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
  Barbara Billek-Sawhney, PT, DPT, EdD, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
  Michelle Criss, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy
  Raj Sawhney, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
  Mariana Wingood, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Description:
The Wellness Aging Model - Illness, Injury, and Immobility (WAMI-3) is a conceptual model applicable to physical therapist practice and aging. WAMI-3 expands upon the concept of linear senescence by addressing the detrimental effects of not only aging and immobility, but also the comorbidities of illness and injury. This session will provide a framework for understanding the effects of illness, injury, immobility, and aging in multiple body systems pathologies, including musculoskeletal, Cardiopulmonary Section, neurological, and endocrine issues. The speakers will present evidence that physical activity and exercise can mitigate the cumulative decline seen with aging, illness, injury, and immobility. Physical Activity as a Vital Sign, a component of the Exercise is Medicine initiative,will be incorporated as an important component of this framework.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Summarize the Wellness Aging Model - Illness, Injury, and Immobility (WAMI-3).

2. Synthesize the application of the WAMI-3 model to the musculoskeletal, Cardiopulmonary Section, neurological, and endocrine systems.

3. Integrate the WAMI-3 model into clinical decision making related to complex patient cases with multiple morbidities.

4. Incorporate Physical Activity as Vital Sign into clinical practice and describe its impact on an individual's conceptual wellness model.


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