Seminar Detail

Solve Age Related Degenerative Challenges: A Hands-on Course
Solve Age Related Degenerative Challenges: A Hands-on Course

Where:   BATON ROUGE, LA

When:  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

You feel helpless and frustrated as you watch the older patients who come to see you suffering from a loss of muscle mass and subsequent weakness. If you don’t find opportunities to challenge their strength through exercise, the risk for injury and overall loss of vitality is just around the corner. Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS, understands the predicament all too well. As an expert who has focused her clinical practice treating older adults, she has collected the practice tips you need to re-invigorate the ways in which you challenge patients to achieve the functional goals that they, too, are after.

The frequency, intensity and duration of exercise needs to match the individual’s abilities and goals. Are you confident that you are using the best exercise to address each patient’s unique and individual needs? Are you offering enough challenge to the older patients you see? Maybe you have just become a little complacent … relying on the exercises that have become all too familiar, rather than thinking outside the box.

In this hands-on course, you will practice new techniques to ultimately design safe, effective and individualized strength programs. You will leave with a multitude of new clinical pearls to help patients actually achieve the desired goals, despite the challenges that the variety of spine, gait, postural and trunk related changes may be creating. Let’s not forget that your time is tight … Jamie will provide analysis of the key evidence-based findings to guide your future treatment decisions. Increase your confidence and skills before you see the next patient!
Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the effects of degenerative spinal conditions associated with aging.
  2. Develop a treatment plan to prevent or treat osteoporosis.
  3. Maximize strength training for clients with spinal and postural degeneration.
  4. Predict reasons for fall risk to support rationale for the exercise program.
  5. Individualize modifications to ensure compliance and optimal benefits.
  6. Recommend home safety modifications to prevent falls.
OUTLINE

Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Measurable evaluation techniques and outcome measures
  • Newest surgical and non-surgical options
  • Preventative treatments
  • Post-surgical treatments
  • Aging spine with history of disc surgery
Osteoporosis
  • Bracing
  • A creative exercise program
  • Pain control
Exercise Guidelines
  • Realistic goals for the aging adult – and expected outcomes
  • Prioritizing types of exercises for the aging adult
  • Modifications for exercises to meet individual needs
Postural Re-Education Exercise
  • Assessment tools
  • Priority of extension exercises
  • Modifications
Trunk And Core Exercises (Attention To The Abdomen And Spine)
  • Assessments
  • Neutral spine
  • Core stability exercises
Gait, Balance And Fall Prevention
  • Preventing falls
  • Evidence-based assessments of balance and fall risk
  • Flexibility requirements for function and mobility
  • Strength and endurance
  • Agility and balance
  • ”I’ve fallen, now what?”
  • Cognitive issues and compliance challenges
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists
Please bring
  • Plan to bring an exercise mat
  • Wear comfortable clothing for lab sessions

JAMIE MINER, PT, DPT, GCS

Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, CGS, is an expert in geriatric rehabilitation with over 25 years of experience treating patients in hospitals, rehab centers, home health, and other practice settings.

Dr. Miner travels nationally to present seminars on spinal and vestibular rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. Over the years, she has maintained a busy outpatient clinical practice, she currently provides therapy services to older adults in several skilled nursing facilities. A Geriatric Certified Specialist through the APTA, she serves as an adjunct professor and clinical instructor at Shenandoah University’s DPT program.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jamie Miner has an employment relationship with Rehabcare, Galloway Ridge Facility. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Shenandoah University. Ms. Miner receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jamie Miner has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Louisiana Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course was reviewed by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board and awarded 6.0 clinical contact hours.

Mississippi Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: 6.0 Clinical Contact hours have been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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