As the US population continues to age, physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) will take on an even more transformative role in the health of society. Are you ready?
The 2019 APTA Combined Sections Meeting, set for January 23-26 in downtown Washington, DC, can help keep you on top of some of the latest issues in healthy aging. Check out these suggestions, and find other relevant programming by searching the CSM programming page.
Geriatric Low Back Pain: Managing Influences, Experiences, and Consequences
This session focuses on the biological, psychological, cognitive, and social influences of geriatric low back pain (LBP), and presents a comprehensive model of geriatric LBP that accounts for the interface between pain and impaired movement, as well mobility and health risks associated with geriatric LBP. Find out about age-appropriate measurement tools and interventions for geriatric LBP and learn how to implement a comprehensive, standardized management approach that optimizes recovery and mitigates health risks associated with geriatric LBP. Friday, January 25, 8:00 am–10:00 am.
From a debate on rotator cuff rehabilitation to a Crane lecture on the role of ethics education in physical therapist training, and from the ways society views “disability” to the ways physical therapists and physical therapist assistants might borrow from the business world to be better entrepreneurs, the last issue of the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) daily news provides a great snapshot of the breadth of topics discussed at this year’s meeting in Indianapolis, February 4–7.
In addition to the topics listed above, the recap covers the Cerasoli lecture as well as highlights from sessions focused on identifying predictors for injuries, identification of risk factors for wounds and ulcers, water-based exercise, bone health, and more.