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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 from the University of Maryland in Health Education. She received her DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions in 2007. She currently serves on the Medical Faculty at George Washington University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics.

Dr. Lewis has extensive publications in the field of aging. She has been the editor of the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation for over 30 years and has written over 20 books on aging. She is also the co-editor of the first exclusive e-book in rehabilitation - Physical Therapy for the Older Adult: Examination and Intervention: An Evidence Based Approach.

Her awards include the APTA's Lucy Blair Service Award; being chosen as a Fulbright Scholar, the Joan Mills Award, the Clinical Excellence Award, and she is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow for the APTA. She is the 2014 recipient of the Gerontological Society of America's Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award and the 2016 Mary McMillan lecturer, the highest honor in the APTA. In 2019 the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the APTA created the Carole B Lewis Lecture which will be given annually at the Combined Sections Meeting in perpetuity to honor Dr. Lewis' lifetime achievements in geriatrics.

Dr. Lewis lectured extensively. She has spoken in 49 states. Her international lectures include Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Finland, Canada, Israel, China, Egypt, The Netherlands, and Turkey.

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Effective Interventions for Older Adults Part 1: Posture & Flexibility

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

Effective Interventions for Older Adults Part 1: Posture & Flexibility

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Most practitioners have extensive arsenals of treatment protocols they can use to address their patients' needs. But new information and new treatment options are published every day. Keeping up can feel like a full-time job. Or, you can take this course series in which Dr. Carole Lewis synthesizes the latest treatment research for older adults and breaks it down into the most clinically relevant options for physical and occupational therapists to use when treating older adults who have issues with posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, or strength. Part 1 of this series addresses posture and flexibility.

Effective Interventions Series

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Effective Interventions for Older Adults Part 2: Balance, Endurance, and Strength

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

Effective Interventions for Older Adults Part 2: Balance, Endurance, and Strength

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Most practitioners have extensive arsenals of treatment protocols they can use to address their patients' needs. But new information and new treatment options are published every day. Keeping up can feel like a full-time job. Or, you can take this course series in which Dr. Carole Lewis synthesizes the latest treatment research for older adults and breaks it down into the most clinically relevant options for physical and occupational therapists to use when treating older adults who have issues with posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, or strength. Part 2 of this series addresses balance, endurance and strength.

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Effective Interventions for Older Adults Part 3: Putting It All Together

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

Effective Interventions for Older Adults Part 3: Putting It All Together

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Most practitioners have extensive arsenals of treatment protocols they can use to address their patients' needs. But new information and new treatment options are published every day. Keeping up can feel like a full-time job. Or, you can take this course series in which Dr. Carole Lewis synthesizes the latest treatment research for older adults and breaks it down into the most clinically relevant options for physical and occupational therapists to use when treating older adults who have issues with posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, or strength. Part 3 brings the material together with a practical case study demonstrating how to apply learnings through an evaluation and intervention session.

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Effective Interventions for Lower-Level Patients

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

Effective Interventions for Lower-Level Patients

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Video Runtime: 51 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 34 Minutes

This course will provide interventions for the older adult who is struggling to stay independent in the community or is already receiving assistance. This population includes wheelchair users and bedbound patients, as well as patients who cannot go to the gym to exercise. Different treatment options will be shown throughout the course for a Level 2 patient, with demonstrations of interventions for posture, flexibility, endurance, strength, and mobility.

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Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 4

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

Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 4

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Video Runtime: 55 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 16 Minutes

This course is Part 4 in a five-part series on documentation with a focus on reporting skill and progress and how you can get the best out of your documentation. This course documents how to show skill as a therapist with low-level patients. The low-level patient from Part 3 returns to perform her first full treatment session after initial evaluation. The home exercise program is reviewed at the end of the session, with recommendations for how the patient can incorporate some of the exercises into her daily functional tasks.

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

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Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 1

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

Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 1

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Video Runtime: 63 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

This course is Part 1 in a five-part series on documentation with a focus on reporting skill and progress and how you can get the best out of your documentation. The purpose of this course is to explore multiple aspects of documentation and suggest ways to better demonstrate skill and progress succinctly.

This is course 1 in a series of five. Below are all the courses in the series.

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Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 2

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

Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 2

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Video Runtime: 34 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 15 Minutes

This course is Part 2 in a five-part series on documentation with a focus on reporting skill and progress and how you can get the best out of your documentation. This course demonstrates how to show skill as therapists with high-level patients. A high-level patient will perform different posture, balance, and muscle strength tests. This is followed by an explanation of how to show progress with that patient and what to include in a discharge note.

This is course 2 in a series of five. Below are all the courses in the series.

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Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 3

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

Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 3

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 15 Minutes

This course is Part 3 in a five-part series on documentation with a focus on reporting skill and progress and how you can get the best out of your documentation. This course documents how to show skill as a therapist with low-level patients. One low-level patient goes through an initial evaluation and performs different balance, muscle strength, and endurance tests with modifications for her specific needs. Her scores are reviewed, and recommendations are provided to improve areas of weakness, with the goal to improve the patient's confidence.

This is course 3 in a series of five. Below are all the courses in the series.

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Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 5

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

Documentation: Reporting Skill and Progress Part 5

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Video Runtime: 28 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 15 Minutes

This course is Part 5 in a five-part series on documentation with a focus on reporting skill and progress and how you can get the best out of your documentation. This course builds on the case study in Parts 3 and 4 to review the patient's results from the initial evaluation and full treatment session. How to best document the skill and progress during her sessions will be explained.

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

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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

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

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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.

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Mastering Functional Reporting: Revised

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

Mastering Functional Reporting: Revised

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This is the revised version of the Mastering Functional Reporting course.

This course will familiarize the therapist with an updated history of functional reporting, including how government regulations have directed recent rehabilitation requirements and practices. The rehabilitation professional will have the opportunity to apply functional reporting to three "real-life" patient presentations of cases. Instructional goals include topics such as G codes, complexity modifiers, and a variety of outcomes tools.

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Geriatric Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

Presented by Danielle Keyser, MS, LOTR, GTC and Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA

Geriatric Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

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This course is a capstone course, which introduces the diverse roles of physical and occupational therapy in geriatric rehabilitation. The course is divided into three core chapters that focus on a myriad of topics ranging from the identification of responsibilities within occupational therapy, to observing the relationship between physical and occupational therapists in care. Join occupational therapist Danielle Keyser as she highlights the foundation and philosophical basis of OT, and reminds occupational therapy practitioners of the importance of embracing effective utilization of standardized tests, as well as evidence-based treatment techniques. Keyser also highlights the tools of the therapy trade that inspire creativity for the OT clinician by providing concrete examples of how everyday, inexpensive items can be integrated into the therapy toolbox for increased patient function. The course includes a dialogue between Keyser and renowned physical therapist Dr. Carole Lewis demonstrating their unique roles and therapy perspectives on the profession, and how their individual disciplines approach the case study patients. This course is a forerunner to the Putting the 'FUN' in Functional case study courses. Please be sure to watch:
Putting the 'FUN' in Functional:Regaining Balance, Mobility, and Strength
Putting the 'FUN' in Functional:Pain Management, Environmental Safety, and Balance
Putting the 'FUN' in Functional: Dizziness, Mobility, and Transfers
Putting the 'FUN' in Functional: IADLs, Mobility, and Car Transfers

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Hip Fracture Part E: Home Care Management

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

Hip Fracture Part E: Home Care Management

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This continuing education course instructs in the specific skills that physical therapists and occupational therapists must consider when working with a patient in the home following a hip fracture. Evaluation and intervention techniques will be demonstrated or discussed with emphasis on determination of safety factors, identification of deficits through use of appropriate functional assessment tools, and evaluation of impairments. Common areas of functional deficits and recommended treatment approaches are demonstrated, along with recommendations for reassessment, redesigning of treatment plans, and discharge planning. This is the last course in a five course series on hip fractures. Please be sure to watch:
Hip Fracture Part A: Overview, Classifications, and Evidence
Hip Fracture Part B: The Surgical Approach
Hip Fracture Part C: Acute Care Management
Hip Fracture Part D: Long Term Care Management

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