Musculoskeletal Changes with Aging

Musculoskeletal changes occur with normal aging are common in the older adult population and may cause pain and reduced quality of life in aging adults. With advancing age, the frequency of musculoskeletal disease and the impact on activities of daily living, mobility and physical activity is increasingly detrimental. This presentation will discuss the effects of aging on the musculoskeletal system, review the examination of the aging adult to address the most frequent musculoskeletal diseases and related impairments, and provide interventions for the older adult with musculoskeletal disorders and functional limitations.

Course Code:

LMS-772

APTACategory

Genesis

cert_CA approval

CPTA2018-19

cert_Insert Up To

No

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cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

18S0909

cert_OH hours

2

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review the course, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score to obtain your CEUs.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

06/02/2016

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, the course participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize the normal changes that occur with aging in the musculoskeletal system.
  2. Describe musculoskeletal pathologies that commonly occur in aging adults.
  3. Select appropriate examination tests and measures for the aging adult with musculoskeletal impairment and functional mobility impairments.
  4. Prescribe physical therapist interventions to minimize potential consequences of musculoskeletal pathologies that occur with aging and when possible, restore normal function.

Partner(s)

Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy

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#Lessons:
1LMS-771_Musculoskeletal_package.mp4
2Assessment_Musculoskeletal
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Credit Categories
Domains:Aging, Cathy Ciolek, Geriatrics, Musculoskeletal
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