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Joint Therapy for the Older Adult

presented by Stefany Shaibi, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS

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Financial: Stefany Shaibi is a part owner of IC Seminars and faculty at Creighton University–Phoenix. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Stefany Shaibi has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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: 49 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 36 Minutes

Is it safe to use manual therapy for older patients with impaired joint mobility? How effective is manual therapy for older adults? Sadly, manual therapy interventions are not used as frequently in this population, even in the absence of precautions and contraindications. At the end of this course, the learner will have a thorough understanding of impaired joint mobility of the extremities in the older adult. Not only will the learner be able to determine the appropriateness of manual therapy for elderly patients, but they will also learn about evidence-based interventions aimed at improving mobility. This course will provide a broader understanding of manual therapy.

Meet Your Instructor

Stefany Shaibi, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS

Stefany Shaibi earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California. She is double board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in orthopedics and geriatrics. She is an associate clinical professor of physical therapy at Creighton University--Phoenix, where she teaches courses in musculoskeletal and orthopedic evaluation as well…

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1. Aging of the Musculoskeletal System

This chapter will discuss the physiology of aging as it pertains to joints. It is important to distinguish the normal aging process from pathology.

2. Joint Impairment and Pathology

This chapter will cover the various pathologies that can affect joint mobility.

3. Examination of Joint Mobility

This chapter will discuss the assessment of joint mobility. Prior to the implementation of interventions, it is important to determine baseline measures of joint mobility as well as appropriateness of interventions.

4. Evidence-Based Interventions and Prognosis

This chapter will discuss the current evidence regarding interventions for joint mobility impairment. This will include discussion about specific joint mobilizations that can be used in the elderly population. This chapter will also discuss adjunctive therapies used for improving mobility.

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