Geriatric Posture and Movement Analysis: Assessment to Treatment
Section: Academy of Geriatric PT
Session Code: GR-2C-4392
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Marquis Salon 8
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Advanced
With the tendency of rehabilitation professionals to emphasize tests, measures, and functional outcome scores, the quality of a person's postures and movement patterns are often overlooked in the therapist's zeal to attain improved outcome scores. In light of recent evidence that indicates that anatomic changes in the spine do not necessarily relate to the patient's experience of pain,assessment of how the geriatric patient moves can begin to open a window into improving the patient's function. This session will use complex geriatric case studies, patient photographs of posture, and videos of movement patterns to guide attendees through advanced clinical reasoning and assessment. Posture and movement assessments, coupled with the patient's story, are used to guide an advanced clinician's tests and measures, which, in turn guide the therapist's interventions. Attendees will learn to complete a movement system analysis to identify primary, secondary, or tertiary posture or movement faults, so that interventions can be streamlined, patient frustration with a laundry list쳌 of excessive exercises can be minimized, and functional improvements can be attained.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Identify complex postural changes, hypothesize the tissues that should be assessed, recognize modifications of tests and measures that may need to be considered, and ascertain how this information drives the patient's treatment.
2. Extrapolate how the patient's postures and movement pattern impairments contribute to their function in daily tasks and life roles.
3. Identify primary, secondary, and tertiary movement pattern deviations, determine appropriate tests and measures to clarify the assessment, and establish appropriate interventions to rectify movement system deficits.
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