Gerontological Physiotherapy Level 2
This course offers a great opportunity to build on the knowledge developed in the Gerontology Level 1 course. Topics include: management of dementia, frailty, pain, circulatory system, an introduction to the assessment and management of the ageing vestibular system, an overview of the physiotherapist’s role in the palliative care process and a review of national resource related to chronic disease management. Each participant will be required to prepare a case study demonstrating the tools of evidence-based research and practice for external assessment to meet the course objectives. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontology Physiotherapy.
At the completion of this course, you should be able to: • Discuss national / regional strategies to promote healthy ageing • Outline the components of development, implementation, and evaluation of a successful program • Describe evidence-based physiotherapy interventions to maintain and optimise physical function and prevent deterioration in people who are frail • Outline strategies to maintain functional capacity and quality of life in people with Dementia • Discuss principles of pain management in older people with complex conditions. • Describe and implement continence screening and general assessment and apply clinical reasoning to develop appropriate practical management strategies • Develop an evidence-based, multidisciplinary management plan to prevent falls and fall injury risk in older people • Describe the pathophysiology of the ageing circulatory system (vascular and lymphatic), the implications for function and quality of life, and explore management strategies • Define and describe the holistic palliative care process and principles of management