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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 as geriatric care. Her current research is focused on first-generation college students in healthcare programs. Dr. Shaibi is also committed to providing physical therapy services to vulnerable populations. She volunteers her time and supervises students at the St. Vincent de Paul Medical and Dental Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Preventing Ageism in Healthcare

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

Preventing Ageism in Healthcare

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 14 Minutes

Can you see yourself at 90 years of age? 100? What does that look like to you? How do you think healthcare practitioners will treat you? In an ideal world, it is with compassion, dignity, and best practices. Unfortunately, this may not be the case in healthcare today. In this course, you will learn about ageism. We will discuss what ageism is and the effects ageism has on patients. Case studies will emphasize the pervasiveness of ageism. You will also learn evidence-based approaches to prevent ageism in your healthcare setting. This course is applicable to any practitioner who interacts with older adults.

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Joint Therapy for the Older Adult

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

Joint Therapy for the Older Adult

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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.

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Aging Muscle

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

Aging Muscle

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Video Runtime: 45 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 35 Minutes

Muscles undergo several physiologic changes with normal aging. There are also many older adults who suffer from sarcopenia. Unfortunately, this condition is rarely addressed as a primary impairment. This course is designed to give the learner a thorough understanding of sarcopenia, as well as other factors that can affect muscle performance during the aging process. The causes and effects of sarcopenia will be discussed, and the pathophysiology will be reviewed. Current literature will be presented regarding interventions for sarcopenia. At the end of this course, the learner will have an improved understanding of impaired muscle performance and be more effective treating older patients.

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Considerations for the Older Post-Operative Orthopedic Patient

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

Considerations for the Older Post-Operative Orthopedic Patient

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What effect does aging have on a patient's ability to heal from an orthopedic surgery? What are complications that can arise? Orthopedic surgeries are increasingly common in the aging population. It is important to assess for potential complications and understand the effect of aging on the prognosis. After completing this course, the learner will be more prepared to safely treat this population.

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The Aging Spine

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

The Aging Spine

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What are the best evaluative techniques for spinal pain in the elderly? What are the best interventions? Spinal pain is a common problem among the elderly and it is important to understand the effect of aging on the spine. This course emphasizes evidence-based evaluation and treatment of the aging spine. After completing this course, the learner will be more prepared to safely treat this population.

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Impaired Muscle Performance and Sarcopenia

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

Impaired Muscle Performance and Sarcopenia

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What factors impact muscle performance with aging? This course is designed to give the learner a thorough understanding of factors that can affect muscle performance during the aging process, including sarcopenia. The causes and effects of sarcopenia will be discussed, as well as a review of the current literature regarding interventions. At the end of this course, the learner will have a better understanding of impaired muscle performance and sarcopenia with regard to treating older patients.

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