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Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 5

presented by Richard Bohannon, DPT, EdD, NCS, 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.

Financial: This course was produced in partnership with MedBridge and Great Seminars Online. Richard Bohannon receives royalties from Great Seminars Online. He also has contractual relationships with CEEAA Course 1 and Elsevier. Richard receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Richard Bohannon has a professional relationship with the APTA.

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Video Runtime: 90 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 21 Minutes

This course is Part 5 in a five-part series on testing muscle strength with a focus on practical considerations for clinicians working with older adults. A discussion on the case study in the previous course is included that touches on the topics of providing feedback, the benefit of performing both manual testing and handheld dynamometry testing, and what certain tests were able to reveal about the patient's strength. The five-part series concludes with commonly asked questions from therapists about testing muscle strength. Dr. Carole B. Lewis joins this series as a guest speaker.

This is course 5 in a series of five. Below are all the courses in the series.

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Richard Bohannon, DPT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA

Richard Bohannon is the principal of Physical Therapy Consultants in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Dr. Bohannon is a licensed physical therapist with more than 40 years of continuous clinical experience in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and home-care settings. He was among the first therapists to be certified as a specialist in neurologic physical therapy and is…

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1. Application to Actual Cases: Lower Level Case Review

This chapter includes tips on providing a patient with both positive and negative feedback on their muscle strength assessment and potential deficits. Quick tests that can provide muscle strength information are also discussed.

2. Conclusion

This chapter summarizes everything learned in this five-part series. Common muscle strength testing questions are answered.

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