34.626 Geriatric Physical Therapy

Geriatric Physical Therapy

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4709
Status Active

This course will focus on the special needs of the elderly and on the physical therapy management of the geriatric client. The physical changes associated with normal aging as well as pathological changes will be discussed and analyzed. Program planning will stress holistic consideration of the rehabilitative, cognitive/behavioral, and psychosocial needs of the elderly. (Re)Evaluation including functional evaluation, treatment planning (and treatment plan evaluation), treatment cost effectiveness, documentation, reimbursement issues will be analyzed as they relate to the physical therapy management of the geriatric client. All physical therapy graduate courses (number 34.) are restricted to PT majors only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Physical Therapy Graduate Students only.