The Movement System: Application in Aging Adults Across Clinical Settings
Section: Academy of Geriatric PT
Session Code: GR-2B-5281
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis
Room: Marquis Salon 8

Speaker(s):   Kathleen Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  Myla (Myles) Quiben, PT, DPT, PhD, MS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric and Neurologic Physical Therapy
  Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, MHS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Physical therapists maximize an individual's ability to engage with and respond to his or her environment using movement-related interventions to optimize functional capacity and performance. The movement system represents the collection of systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, integumentary, nervous, and musculoskeletal) that interact to move the body or its component parts. Older adults are unique in that many of the component parts of the movement system are affected simultaneously, which complicate purposeful and efficient movement. This session will provide updates from the 2 APTA Movement System taskforces on diagnosis and tasks, with specific application to aging adults across health conditions and clinical settings. The speakers will focus on how using the movement system as the foundation for optimizing movement will enhance care for older adults.Key aspects from the taskforces will be described with special attention on how movement analysis guides treatment for older adults. The speakers will examine fundamental movements or activities as expected components for assessment of movement performance. They will present examples of how an examination with a focus on the movement system applied in older adults with common health and multisystem conditions can lead to potential movement system diagnoses. Targeted interventions based on the examination, evaluation, and movement system diagnosis will be proposed.

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

1. Apply updated recommendations from the APTA movement system taskforces for diagnosis and task analysis.

2. Describe how the use of movement systemž≥Ć is relevant to the practice of physical therapy with older adults.

3. Discuss factors to be considered in the application of the movement system concept in older adults across health conditions and clinical settings.

4. Apply a movement analysis framework in examination, evaluation, and developing a plan of care for an older adult.

5. Examine how the movement pattern identification can be a diagnostic tool that can direct interventions.

CEU: 0.2

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