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Management of Geriatric Musculoskeletal Conditions


Credit: 31 hours/3.1 CEU/31 CCU

Length: 2 days

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For: PT, OT

This course will provide physical and occupational therapists with knowledge and skills in managing older adults with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions that impact their movement and function. Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is a leading cause of disability in older adults. Lower extremity arthritic conditions and aging spine problems such as lumbar spinal stenosis frequently result in decreased fitness levels and increased fall risk. This course will focus on evidence-based treatments to address these problems, including hands-on manual therapy and exercise management strategies, for the older adult.


Contact Hours: 31 – 16 online & 15 online lab
CEUs: 3.1 – 1.6 online & 1.5 online lab
CCUs: 31 – 16 online & 15 online lab

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Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Analyze the different elements of patient/client management for the older adult with selected musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Select and apply tests and measures used in the examination of the person with disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Demonstrate appropriate manual and manipulative therapy and therapeutic exercise for older adults with selected musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Discuss appropriate exercise dosing and progression for older adults.
  • Appraise the role of the physical and occupational therapist in prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Discuss and analyze evidence for the management of persons with musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Apply learning to your clinical practice next week.


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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  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • The course does a great job at reminding therapists to not "undertreat" our older patients and what important red/yellow flags to identity for the geriatric population. I will be utilizing more manual therapy to assist with hip and knee pain relief in the geriatric population. Course Graduate

  • I learned great hands on techniques that are applicable to my practice. Highly recommend this course. Course Graduate


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