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Introduction to Geriatric Rehabilitation


Contact Hours: 18

Length: Self-paced

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For: PT/OT

This course is designed to improve the participant’s understanding of what Geriatric Rehabilitation entails, what are age-related changes versus physiological changes, how to address these changes, and how to implement Evidence-Based Practice. The material will provide participants with the basic principles of geriatric rehabilitation and provide a foundation for future courses in the curriculum.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, a successful learner will be able to:

  • Describe key principles in geriatric practice, such as evidence-based practice, successful vs. optimal aging, and clinical decision-making using the ICF model.
  • Identify multiple roles of a geriatric practitioner and member of an interprofessional team.
  • Critically appraise evidence surrounding examination and intervention for older adults.
  • Differentiate between age-related changes and physiological changes often seen with aging. Introduce the role of physical activity in managing physiological effects of age and lifestyle-related decline on
    multiple body systems.
  •  Incorporate current best evidence, patient preferences and motivation, and clinical expertise into examinations and
    interventions for older adults\
  • Incorporate activity, exercise and behavioral change considerations into geriatric rehabilitation.



Evidence In Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. By taking an EIM continuing education course designed for OTs/OTAs you may qualify for AOTA CEUs. *The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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CEU and Cancellation Policy

If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact us here. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Participants with Disabilities.

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