A Life to Be Lived
An Update on Physiotherapy for the Ageing Person Residing in the Community
22nd October 2021
Course delivered online via Zoom.
Lecturer: Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE, FCSP, DProf.
Summary: A one-day course combining theory and practical application for physiotherapists, essentially to develop clinical reasoning and decision-making skills when reviewing the needs of older people who are being seen in a community setting:
1. To update them on neuro-musculo-skeletal aspects of the ageing body (with a focus on changes in gait and balance) of relevance to clinical practice with this population
2. To review contemporary research evidence about the benefits of physical activity, exercise for falls prevention, and recognition and management of frailty, with reference to secondary complications of the COVID-19 pandemic
3. To consider commonly used assessment tools and outcome measurement, and how these can be modified when assessing people online.
(NB. This course mainly covers physical changes with this population, and does not cover dementia. Also, hospital-based therapists may find our acute setting course or multidisciplinary course more suitable)
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- List common changes that occur in the ageing nervous, muscular and skeletal systems
- Discuss and consider the appropriateness of assessment tools, treatments and outcome measurement commonly used for physical intervention with their ageing patients and clients
- Access research evidence about the benefits of physical activity, falls prevention and frailty to inform their clinical practice
CPD Certificate of Attendance: 6.5 hours