Aging Joints

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Course Type: Online | PT 2011

Author(s): Cameron MacDonald, PT, DPT, GCS, OCS; Amy Hammerich, PT, DPT; and Christian N. Little, PT, DPT, OCS

Price: $54 Member | $90 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours)

Description: The prevalence and incidence of many musculoskeletal disorders increases with age, making physical activity and exercise difficult. Painful inefficient joints can limit activity, which confounds the pain and precipitates more joint problems. In order to enable optimal aging, physical therapists must identify an individual's joint problems early and intervene before serious consequences result. This session will describe age-related changes in the musculoskeletal system and the disorders that accompany them, including spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and degenerative disc disease. The speaker will present strategies for early detection and evidence-based intervention.

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