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North American Seminars Introduces a New Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course, Geriatric Pain and Mobility

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

North American Seminars introduces Geriatric pain and Mobility, an advanced physical therapy continuing education course dealing with the geriatric rehabilitation population. This is an approved physical therapy continuing education course for TX, CA, WA, IL and other states.

This advanced physical therapy continuing education course is designed to enhance the clinician’s knowledge of the aging process, the physiological effects of chronic pain on the aging body, and the role that the nervous system and graded exercise play in reducing pain and improving mobility and physical performance. The strategies presented in this course are essential for treating geriatric patients with pain, orthopedic dysfunctions, balance deficits, and general debility.

Pain is a neural inhibiting phenomenon. It prevents the normal firing of musculature and often creates a protective, guarded movement pattern. Over long periods of time this can result in multiple changes in the body including tissue shortening, postural adaptations, muscle weakness, loss of function, injury and falls. Understanding the processes that occur in the body and what treatments have been shown to assist in the reversal of these debilitating phenomenon will help the clinician choose efficient and successful treatment parameters resulting in more timely and significant functional gains for their patients. Furthermore, advancements in research in the areas of pain and functional performance are leading us to incorporate neurologically based techniques into traditional geriatric rehabilitative programs. Evidence shows that neuroplastic properties and the ability to create changes in neuromuscular habits are key to producing enhanced physical performance. Neuromuscular training techniques play an integral part in reducing pain, and improving mobility, motor coordination, speed, and agility needed for progressing to higher levels of functional activity.

Lecture combined with ample hands on lab sessions will take the clinician through a graded treatment progression addressing the affects of chronic pain, improving mobility, building a stable core, and progressing to dynamic functional mobility programs for the aging client. Improving functional outcomes in all specific G-coding categories will be reviewed and will include examples of documentation and coding of skilled services.

Physical therapy continuing education course objectives:

  • Describe the normal aging process, common functional challenges that affect the aging client, and physiological changes that can be slowed or prevented using therapeutic approaches.
  • Assess functional limitations using normative data comparisons and to choose treatment options that can best address the aging individual’s needs.
  • Explain the neuro-physiological effects of long-term pain, it’s affect on function over time, and how neurological principles can be applied to help reverse these processes.
  • Present with enhanced manual skills and treatment approaches to enhance neuroplastic changes, pain-free movement patterns, and allow for progression of functional improvement.
  • Utilize hands-on treatment techniques to address soft tissue changes limiting function and improve freedom of ROM to allow for more efficient functional movement.
  • Develop and apply progressive exercise protocols to enhance core stability, gait dynamics, and UE function to achieve improved functional outcomes in the 4 specific PT/OT G coding categories.
  • Improve expertise in coding and documentation supporting justification and treatment choices for the aging client.
This course will be presented at:
  • Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle, WA on March 1-2, 2014.
  • UHS Summerlin Hospital Las Vegas, NV on March 8-9, 2014.
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas, TX on March 29-30, 2014.
  • Vital rehabilitation Chicago, IL on April 12-13, 2014.
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon, CA on August 16-17, 2014.
This PT continuing educxation course is approved for physical therapists, physical therpay assistants and occupational therapists.

This course meets the ceu/ccu requirements set forth by the Texas Physical Therapy Association and Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision Board for Physical Therapy ceu’s for license renewal. NAS is approved by the IDPR to provide ceus for PT’s and PTA’s licensed in Illinois. IL PT provider #216000074.

This course meets the continuing education requirements for physical therapists in the States of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

This course meets the continuing education requirements for OT license renewal in the State of California. This course meets the standards set forth in section 1399.96 of the California Code of Regulation and is approved for 15.0 hrs, 1.50 CEU’s for physical therapy continuing competency license renewal requirements in the State of California, approval # PTNAS-201621.

This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 units of continuing education.

This course meets the ceu requirements set forth by the DC and Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions has approved NAS as a continuing education sponsor for physical therapists and assistants licensed in New York. FL OT Provider #50-1442.

North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education, provider #4487. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. The Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia occupational therapy regulatory boards accept courses presented by AOTA providers to meet the needs of OT continuing educational requirements

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