- Michelle Green
- 1 Hour 54 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jul 27, 2012
Geriatric patients are training for one reason: function. Seated bicep curls will not improve ADL function and LAQ from a wheelchair will not improve walking. This course will provide therapists with the ability to progress our geriatric patients from muscular endurance in single plane motions to integrated strength and power training in multi-planar activities. Strategies to create exercises based on specific functional deficits will be developed through lecture, discussion, pictures, and video examples. Lastly, clinicians will take away practical tips on how to educate and incorporate the patient’s family in therapy for continued cognitive success long after discharge from formal cognitive rehabilitation.
|Manual – Strengthening the Geriatric Patient for Function (2.13 MB)||31 Pages||Available after Purchase|
FUNCTIONAL TASK ANALYSIS
- Initiation of task
- Proximal control requirements
- Muscle recruitment
- Point of initiation
- ROM/Strength requirements
CAN GERIATRIC PATIENTS USE HIGH INTENSITY PROGRAMS
- Studies showing support for high intensity
- Outcomes of high intensity programs
IDENTIFYING IMPAIRMENTS LIMITING FUNCTION
- Do they have needed alignment, activation
- Which muscles, movement patterns need attention
CREATING PROGRAM TO IMPROVE SPECIFIC
- Sit- stand
- Climbing steps
Michelle Green, PT, DPT, C-NDT, NCS, is an expert in stroke rehabilitation, with over 20 years of experience helping countless patients recover from neurological conditions. Her background in NDT, Pilates, and yoga has influenced her assessment and treatment approach, providing her with enhanced insight into movement assessment and guided movement re-education.
Dr. Green travels nationally to present seminars on stroke rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and she teaches as an assistant professor in the DPT program at Campbell University. Her additional interests include education and learning, impairment-based treatment across the lifespan, and application of mind-body practices for improving mental and physical health.
Financial: Michelle Green is an assistant professor at Campbell University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Michelle Green is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association; and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association.