Proper Posture is the result of numerous anatomical and physiological components that contribute in varying levels to the end result.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) February 15, 2016
North American Seminars introduces a new two day intermediate PT Continuing Education Course focusing on evidence based information concerning the assessment and intervention of posture in the geriatric population, 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. As we age, this delicate balance is challenged, often resulting in deficiency which manifests itself as improper posture.
This intermediate two-day, OT PT PTA continuing education course on Geriatric Posture 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. Follow-up strength and proprioceptive training to improve motor learning will be added. 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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August 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016 18 hours of CE credit Vital Rehabilitation Chicago, IL