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PT Assistant

Geriatric Rehab 109 - 110

Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility, Balance and Falls


Ambulation: Impact of Age-Related Changes on Functional Mobility

  • Explain characteristics of gait and changes that occur with aging
  • Outline and define pathologic gait changes
  • Define speed, distance and general requirements for functional ambulation
  • Differentiate normal age-related changes in gait vs those resulting from pathology
  • Outline components involved with examining and evaluating gait
  • Become familiar with interventions and develop plan of care for patients with gait changes

Balance and Falls

  • Understand the seriousness of the problem of falling
  • List 5 risk factors for falling
  • Outline the balance and postural control centers of the body
  • Examine evaluation techniques for assessing balance and risk of falls
  • Outline tests and measures for balance and falls
  • Understand the importance of neuromuscular testing in balance and falls
  • Define and differentiate 5 functional balance measures
  • Become familiar with balance training and exercise interventions

Rocco Labbadia, RPT

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$72.00 USD

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