A Life to be Lived: An Update on Physiotherapy for the Ageing Person Residing in the Community
Date: 8th September 2022
Venue: Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, London Road, Derby DE1 2QY.
Trainer: Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy
OBE, FCSP, DProf.
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Attendance Certificate: Yes
- CPD Hours: 6.5