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Nov 07 - 08, 2020 | CME 15 | USD $475.00 | Pennington, New Jersey
Invisible Trauma - Recovery from Complex Concussions is organized by Healthclick and will be held from Nov 07 - 08, 2020 at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, Pennington, New Jersey, United States of America. Accreditation: The CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 hours of CME credit. Course Description: Geriatric Strength Training and Movement Re-education for Mobility is a two-day interactive seminar designed to enhance the ability of clinicians to treat older patients with various disease processes in improving mobility, including gait. The medical complexity of the typical geriatric patient can complicate the rehabilitation process. Regardless of diagnoses, a common deficit seen in all geriatric patients is weakness that can be linked to functional decline. Muscular weakness can be successfully treated with specific prescribed exercises. The participant will leave this course with progressive, safe, and a thorough understanding of evidence-based approaches to optimal functional strength building and mobility improvement for geriatrics. Traditionally, rehabilitation has focused on isolating and training muscles using single planes of motion. Muscles and joints do not work in isolation. We know that functional activities like transfers and gait are triplanar and require acceleration, deceleration, and dynamic stabilization. This course will emphasize training movements, not muscles. Participants will develop an evaluation process and learn tests that allow assessment of kinetic chain movement patterns to detect quality of movement and neuromuscular efficiency. One such test, named the Overhead Squat Test, assesses the closed kinetic chain mobility and stability of patients ankles, knees, hips, core, thorax and shoulders during a fundamental movement pattern. Mobility and gait also utilize basic fundamental movement patterns that will be assessed/corrected. Based on movement pattern findings and applying neuromuscular physiology, the participant will learn to inhibit and lengthen specific overactive muscles, facilitate under active muscles and prescribe corrective exercises utilizing evidence-based, optimal strength training parameters. Attendance at this course will immediately increase clinical skill in obtaining positive functional outcomes in an efficient manner in all settings of geriatric practice. Objectives: • Describe how recent research has changed clinical practice. • Identify typical and atypical vestibular impairments in mild TBI. • Identify pearls and pitfalls in the oculomotor exam that are unique to complex concussions. • Perform an oculomotor exam as it relates to mild TBI including vision screening. • Differentiate various etiologies and triggers for post-traumatic headache that complicate recovery. • Identify post-traumatic migraine and vestibular migraine according to established diagnostic criteria. • Differentiate cervicogenic dizziness, anxiety and migraine in mild TBI. • Determine the optimal time for initiating exertion training. • Identify appropriate patients for exertion training. • Determine intervention priorities based upon patient goals and current impairments. • Perform a task analysis of return-to-sport functions and develop an intervention plan. •Determine appropriate referrals to other health professional based upon comprehensive assessment and differential diagnosis. • Apply the material presented to representative patient cases. • Develop sample goals and documentation phrases based upon patient cases. • Identify appropriate billing codes for reimbursement. • Utilize correct language for documenting oculomotor impairments or vestibular dysfunction. • Justify PT intervention for payment via functional outcomes and merit-based medicine.