Often older adults often have osteoarthritis conditions that cause pain and in untreated can impact their functional mobility and quality of life. This module will provide physical therapists who work with older adults in any clinical setting the knowledge and skills to better diagnose and manage these common musculoskeletal conditions. This course will focus on evidence-based treatments to address these problems, including manual therapy and exercise management strategies, for older adults.
Goals: The learner will demonstrate competency in providing evidence-based interventions related to hip and knee osteoarthritis.
The learner will create a prioritized impairment list to guide treatment interventions to in efficiently improve functional performance.
The learner will safely dose manual therapy based on the Patient Response Method.
The learner will safely dose exercise interventions based on evidence based patient response assessments.
The learner will be able to demonstrate basic competency in performing one manual therapy technique for the lumbar spine, hip, knee and ankle via a Flipgrid video upload.
Each learner will grade two peers manual therapy technique using a provided rubric and Flipgrid.
Jason Soncrant is an experienced clinician and passionate educator. He earned his BS in physical therapy from the University of Toledo in 1995. He has since continued his commitment as a lifelong learner earning numerous post-professional certifications. Jason earned his transitional doctorate of physical therapy from Chatham University (PA) in 2009 and his manual therapy fellowship from Evidence in Motion in 2015. His clinical focus is applied biomechanics, movement analysis, orthopedics, and orthopedic manual therapy. When not in the clinic Jason is currently involved with teaching numerous online post-professional certification programs, adjunct faculty for several hybrid DPT programs, and faculty for the Select Northeast Ohio orthopedic residency. Jason is an enthusiastic educator and is able to distill complex topics into an easy to understand style. A proud Buckeye, Jason lives in Ohio with his wife and three children. He enjoys the outdoors and is an adult leader for local 4H and Boy Scouts of America organizations.