Courses and Workshops

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, persistent pain, mental health, an overview of the physiotherapist's role in the palliative care process and exercise prescription for older people.

This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Gerontological Physiotherapy.

Online registrations have now closed. Please contact the APA to manually register.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify indications, contra indications and strategies to optimise engagement with exercise in older adults
  • 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 management of persistent pain in older people
  • Define and describe the holistic palliative care process and principles of management
  • Outline strategies to engage the older adult with mental health problems in physiotherapy

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Gerontological Physiotherapy Level 1.

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Courses and Workshops
17
Fri 17 - Sat 18
May
08:45AM - 04:00PM ACST
Australian Physiotherapy Association South Australia Branch 8/15 Fullarton Road
Kent Town SA 5067 View map
Price: Non Member: $1,118.00
APA Member: $745.00
Distance Discount: $690.00
Gerontology group: $690.00
Registration closing date: 16 May 2019 CPD hours: 17.00
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At a glance
Price: Non Member: $1,118.00
APA Member: $745.00
Distance Discount: $690.00
Gerontology group: $690.00
Registration closing date: 16 May 2019 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 17.00 Your registration status:
Learning outcomes
  • Identify indications, contra indications and strategies to optimise engagement with exercise in older adults
  • 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 management of persistent pain in older people
  • Define and describe the holistic palliative care process and principles of management
  • Outline strategies to engage the older adult with mental health problems in physiotherapy
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Gerontological Physiotherapy Level 1.
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