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Evidence-Based Examination and Interventions for the Foot Problems of the Older Person

presented by Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

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Financial: This course was produced in partnership with MedBridge and Great Seminars Online. Carole B. Lewis is President and a shareholder of Great Seminars Online and receives compensation from Greater Seminars Online and also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Carole B. Lewis is the President of Great Seminars Online.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 54 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course provides evidence-based examination techniques and interventions for foot problems seen in older adult patients. Common foot pathologies are covered, as well as standardized tests to identify any foot problems. The course will instruct the participant in examining patients' feet with the goal of improving patient function.

Meet Your Instructor

Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Lewis has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. She started a private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1981 and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received her two master's degrees in health care management and gerontology from the University of Southern California. and her PhD…

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1. Feet Forward Overview

This chapter defines hallus valgus and hammer toe and present ways to treat these foot deformities. The importance of using a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament for circulation and sensation testing is discussed as well as how to treat a loss of sensation in a patient. A manual muscle test to evaluate the plantar flexor muscle is also included.

2. Examination

This chapter looks at standardized tests to identify any foot problems. Included are tests for evaluating a patient's footwear and tips on how to assess a pair of shoes. Treatment of gait and performance issues will also be discussed.

3. Pathologies

This chapter explains the most common pathologies you may see in older adults—plantar faciitis, posterior tibial tendinosis, achilles tendinosis—and how to treat them.

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