North American Seminars introduces Geriatric Posture and Performance - A Joint by Joint Mobility and Stability Approach, a new PT OT Continuing Education Course

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North American Seminars is a national provider of OT and PT Continuing Education Courses.

Geriatric Posture and Performance - A Joint by Joint Mobility and Stability Approach

Geriatric Posture and Performance - A Joint by Joint Mobility and Stability Approach

Proper Posture is the result of numerous anatomical and physiological components that contribute in varying levels to the end result.

Proper Posture is the result of numerous anatomical and physiological components that contribute in varying levels to the end result. As we age, this delicate balance is challenged, often resulting in deficiency which manifests itself as improper postural. This course will utilize a joint by joint approach from the foot upwards differentiating either a mobility or stability deficit (or both). The clinician will learn to treat the entire patient from a postural standpoint using a holistic approach of functional based manual therapy techniques, therapeutic activities designed to mobilize the patient in weight bearing and reflexively stabilize them in functional movement patterns.

Regardless of reason (aging, injury, central nervous system dysfunction, fatigue and even fear) poor posture and structural alignment leads to decreased performance and function. Poor posture can even lead to breathing problems and contribute to devastating falls. Geriatric Postural Analysis and Treatment is an intermediate two-day, interactive seminar designed to enhance the ability of clinicians to treat older patients with various orthopedic and neurologic disease processes in improving posture and ultimately function.

This OT PT Continuing Education Course will teach course participants to utilize a joint by joint approach from the foot upwards differentiating either a mobility or stability deficit (or both). The clinician will learn to treat the entire patient from a postural standpoint using a holistic approach of functional based manual therapy techniques, therapeutic activities designed to mobilize the patient in weight bearing and reflexively stabilize them in functional movement patterns. Follow-up strength and proprioceptive training to improve motor learning will be added. Ample lab time will be spent demonstrating, assessing, practicing motor skills and providing clinical and scientific rationale for treatments that will immediately increase clinical skill in obtaining effective functional outcomes in an efficient manner in all settings of therapy practice.

As many geriatric patients have difficulty with breathing (using accessory muscles, anxiety breathing, paradoxical breathing to name a few common dysfunctions seen) a separate section investigating the role of breathing on core stability, respiration and the ability to perform quality movement patterns will be considered.

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