North American Seminars Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements Receives Approval for OT and PT, PTA Continuing Education in Colorado October 10-11, 2015

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North American Seminars is a national provider of OT and PT Continuing Education Courses throughout the United States and Canada.

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements

Geriatric Fractures and Joint Replacements

Mobility is one of the most important factors when dealing with post-op fracture repair.

Mobility is one of the most important factors when dealing with post-op fracture repair. Understanding the mechanisms of injury, surgical procedures and healing process will provide you with the ability to develop an appropriate progressive rehab program. Learn the essentials in this course to enhance, mobility, proprioception, motor skills and overall functional ability.

Today’s seniors (the 65 and over population) continue to maintain an active lifestyle and they are being diagnosed with multiple orthopedic injuries and movement dysfunctions. Many seniors are requiring a sports medicine approach to rehabilitation so they can effectively return to their activities. Are we delivering a safe pathway for them to reach their functional goals?

The purpose of this two day intermediate PT Geriatric Continuing Education Course is to develop efficient and effective rehabilitation programs for common lower extremity geriatric dysfunction utilizing the best available evidence in conjunction with sound application of kinetic chain movement analysis. This will allow the participant to problem solve both simple and complex movement dysfunction and design and progress conservative and post-operative rehabilitation programs.

Regardless of rehabilitation setting, pelvis, hip and knee fractures, joint replacements and osteoarthritis are now making up a significant portion of a therapist’s case load. Some significant questions can arise such as: What factors determine the choice of orthopedic procedures, prosthetic design, and fixation choices? Why do some patients receive a total hip replacement following a hip fracture while others receive various open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries? Why does weight bearing status of the patients differ? Answers to questions like these will be provided. An extensive look at underlying pathology, specific diagnoses including intracapsular versus extracapsular femoral neck fractures will be investigated. Post-surgical complications, solutions and outcomes will also be presented. The physiology and principles of orthopedic healing will be studied and applied for rehabilitation program design.

A hands-on manual therapy approach utilizing joint mobilization, neuro-muscular facilitation and movement re-education will be covered and practiced in labs. Specific focus will be on how to integrate the core when facilitating lower extremity function. Motor control, specific movement analysis of gait mechanics, bridge mechanics, and squatting will also be thoroughly covered and corrected.

This intermediate level PT Continuing Education Course combines lecture and extensive lab time designed for participants to practice motor skills covered in lecture that will immediately enhance a clinician?s ability to treat this population. Therapists and trainers working in acute care, in patient and outpatient settings, rehab facilities in addition to sport medicine centers will benefit form the material presented.

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