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Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 4

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.

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: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 28 Minutes

This course is Part 4 in a five-part series on testing muscle strength with a focus on practical considerations for clinicians working with older adults. This course introduces a patient case study and goes through his history and strength assessment. The course builds on the previous three courses and includes demonstrations with the patient on the different ways to test muscle strength. The patient's results on muscle strength are evaluated and discussed with him. Dr. Carole B. Lewis joins this series as a guest speaker.

This is course 4 in a series of five. Below are all the courses in the series.

Meet Your Instructor

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. Case Study: Patient Overview

In this chapter, Billy, a patient with multiple sclerosis, is introduced. His case history and responses to the physical function scale are covered.

2. Case Study: Baseline Measurements

This chapter shows Billy performing a series of tests that were covered in the first three courses of this series to gather his baseline measurements.

3. Case Study: Assessment Evaluation

This chapter covers what was found during the assessment in Chapter 2 to determine Billy's muscle strength.

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