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Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals have long desired to have consistent functional measures that could begin to quantify the value of rehabilitation services provided to patients treated in skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed and finalized measures to do just that. This webinar will describe the measures, define the data elements included in the measures of self-care and mobility, and share important timelines therapists should be aware of. Data finally has the potential to be compared across the post-acute care settings. It will be important for therapists not only to understand the measures and their component elements, but also to insure their processes for collecting data are reliable and accurate.
World Physical Therapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution their profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent. WCPT supports member organisations in their efforts with a toolkit of free materials.
Yoga and modifications of the practice can provide specific benefits to client populations. This webinar will highlight the integration of practical expertise with the scientific method to produce effective programs to meet the needs of diverse populations. Research of modified yoga programs for older adults at risk for falls, persons with Parkinson’s disease, postmenopausal women, and women with metabolic syndrome will be discussed. Additionally, current research exploring specific breathing techniques, medication and cognition will be included.
Dr. Signorile is a Professor at the University of Miami with joint appointments at the University of Miami Department of Kinesiology and Center on Aging. He has been involved in research using exercise to address independence and fall prevention in older persons for over 20 years. He has over 100 refereed manuscripts and 275 national and international scientific presentations. Dr. Signorile is a pioneer in applying the diagnosis/ prescription model for tailored exercise to improve function and reduce falls in older persons and continues to work on new technologies for improving independence. Within the context of prescriptive exercise he has organized and led a series of studies detailing novel tools to assess and improve independence. His most recent work has concentrated on sarcopenic obesity, Parkinson's disease and the modification of classic yoga training to target special populations. Dr. Signorile’s definitive book on aging exercise prescription entitled Bending the Aging Curve has been translated into Cantonese, Korean and Italian.
To register, please visit https://geriatricspt.org/events/webinars/?recID=FEBEF8B3-5056-A04E-3728006DF05C0103
16th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference: Aging In Place: Promoting independence and planning for the future of our aging population
September 24‐25, 2018
More details at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2331618
Research poster presentation submissions are due October 1, 2018.
Be a part of NSC 2018 and experience the only national conference designed for physical therapy students by physical therapy students! Network with other PT and PTA student peers and mentors! Attend educational sessions specifically designed to prepare you for your physical therapy career.
The 2018 Celebration of Diversity event is cohosted by APTA's Section on Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and is held in conjunction with the Education Leadership Conference (ELC). The event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Jackson, Florida.