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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 a fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, and the Gerontological Society of America. He is a prolific writer with more than 400 publications in more than 50 different journals to his credit. His work has been cited more than 18,000 times. In 1996, he received the American Physical Therapy Association's Helen Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Professional Literature. In 2005, he was awarded the association's Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy, and in 2008, he was honored with the association's Jules Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing. Dr. Bohannon serves on numerous editorial boards; he was the founding editor of the Journal of Human Muscle Performance and former editor in chief of the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Currently, Dr. Bohannon's practice, research, and teaching are focused primarily on the measurement, implications, and treatment of impairments (most notably muscle weakness) and activity limitations (primarily mobility) in older adult and neurologic populations. Dr. Bohannon is recognized internationally for his expertise in mobility, handheld dynamometry, and muscle performance following stroke. Dr. Bohannon has served as a consultant to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Neuromuscular Panel of Experts, which assisted in developing A Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, Part Two: Preferred Practice Patterns. He serves as a consultant to the industry (medical instrumentation, rehabilitation equipment, and pharmaceutical) and the legal profession on issues related to muscle performance, mobility, and neurologic physical therapy.

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Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 1

Presented by Richard Bohannon, DPT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA

Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 1

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Video Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

This course is Part 1 in a five-part series on testing muscle strength with a focus on practical considerations for clinicians working with older adults. The importance of testing muscle strength with older adults is discussed for how it can contribute to the other conditions a patient may have or develop. This course explains the overall considerations that are important to remember when testing muscle strength, with demonstrations included. Dr. Carole B. Lewis joins this series as a guest speaker.

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Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 2

Presented by Richard Bohannon, DPT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA

Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 2

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 21 Minutes

This course is Part 2 in a five-part series on testing muscle strength with a focus on practical considerations for clinicians working with older adults. This course covers different practical options for measuring muscle strength and scoring a patient's results. An extensive demonstration is included for manual muscle testing on both the upper and lower body. Dr. Carole B. Lewis joins this series as a guest speaker.

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Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 3

Presented by Richard Bohannon, DPT, EdD, NCS, FAPTA

Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working With Older Adults Part 3

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Video Runtime: 71 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course is Part 3 in a five-part series on testing muscle strength with a focus on practical considerations for clinicians working with older adults. This course delves into handheld dynamometry and field tests to assess muscle strength. Demonstrations are included and show ways you can modify a test for your patient's needs. Dr. Carole B. Lewis joins this series as a guest speaker.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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