Groups of exercises will be presented from a fairly cognitively-based, motor control emphasis with transverse abdominis activities, towards more functional weight bearing and sport-specific activities for stabilization of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint.
This intermediate level online continuing education course is applicable for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. This is an intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. This course is designed for the participant to review all of the videos and written material and then practice the techniques. Spend an hour performing an overview of the reference material with a more intensive review of 2-3 articles. This will assist you with correlating the presented material to the evidence based resources.
If you think about the typical posture of your older patient, it usually involves a forward-head, kyphosis. decreased shoulder range of motion, tight hip flexors and restricted ankle mobility. The patient may also present with stenosis in the spine and some tight muscular issues in the back, often with complaints of neck, shoulder, back and hip pain.
This course will present the evidence that supports the theory that connective tissue and fascia provide the network connection for all of the anatomical framework and is quite often the underlying factor of many postural and functional limitations. Through gentle myofascial techniques a clinician can significantly improve age related tissue shortening to improve range of motion, balance, function and decrease pain.
Jennie Goff has dedicated her professional therapy career to understanding how the body works. She will present the dysfunctions commonly seen in the elderly population and teach you how to identify the tissues implicated in each particular dysfunction. Step by step instruction and demonstration of the proper techniques to utilize when performing gentle myofascial techniques for the upper body, hip, spine , knee and ankle regions are presented. Specific techniques will include gently myofascial technique for tissue around the sternum, pectoralis major and minor, sternocleidomastoid, suboccipitals, unchallenged ligament, C7-T1 juncture, thoracic spine, fascial sleeve, shoulder external rotators, TFL, quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, hip flexors, hip external rotators, talocrural joint, achilles tendon and plantar flexors.
Contraindications and precautions for this population will be discussed to ensure that your treatment approach is not only effective but safe. Case study presentations will be discussed to showcase the results achieved through use of these techniques on specific regions of the body.
This course will provide the clinician with techniques that can be immediately applied to their elderly clientele.
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Jennifer Goff, MSPT, NCS, CLT, CVTI have 25 years of experience in neuro geriatrics including a specialty in neuro rehab from the ABPTS. For the past 18 years I have been participating in an intensive study of integrative medicines and have found that these treatments, when used as an adjunct to traditional techniques, can greatly enhance the therapeutic experience and enhance outcomes. I want participants to leave my course with 50 plus ideas to take back to the clinic to treat the obstacles that people with neurological disorders face.