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Impaired Extremity Joint Mobility

presented by Stefany Shaibi

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part of our GCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge GCS Prep-Program.

Is it safe and effective to use manual therapy for your elderly patients with impaired mobility of their joints? At the end of this course, the learner will have a thorough understanding of impaired joint mobility of the extremities and interventions aimed at improving it. After this course, you will be able to determine the appropriateness of manual therapy for your elderly patients to improve joint impairments.

Meet Your Instructor

Stefany Shaibi, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS

Stefany Shaibi earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Southern California where she was the recipient of the prestigious Golden Cane Award. Dr. Shaibi is double board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in both orthopedics and geriatrics. She is an assistant clinical professor of Physical Therapy at…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Aging of the Musculoskeletal System

This chapter will discuss the physiology of aging as it pertains to joints. It is important to distinguish the normal aging process from pathology.

2. Joint Impairment and Pathology

This chapter will cover the various pathologies that can affect joint mobility and their etiologies.

3. Examination of Joint Mobility

This chapter will discuss the assessment of joint mobility. Prior to the implementation of interventions, it is important to determine baseline measures of joint mobility as well as appropriateness of interventions.

4. Evidence-Based Interventions and Prognosis

This chapter will discuss the current evidence regarding interventions for joint mobility impairment. This will include discussion about specific joint mobilizations that can be used in the elderly population.

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