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Geriatric Physical Therapy: Course Outline

Geriatric physical therapists help elderly patients achieve or maintain high levels of physical health as they age by focusing on ailments like arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, and joint soreness.

Course Outline

  1. Attitudes and ageism
  2. Normal physical changes in older adults
  3. Psychological changes
  4. Older adult abuse and neglect
  5. Triage and assessment
  6. Pain
  7. Effects of age
  8. Physical therapy for geriatrics in various neuromuscular disorders
  9. Pre-operative and post operative physical therapy for geriatrics in various musculoskeletal disorders

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