PT 735 Physical Therapy and the Older Adult

Focuses on the identification and integration of personal and environmental contextual factors that affect the delivery of physical therapy services for older adults. Factors that impact clinical decision making regarding the physical therapy management of older adults will be analyzed. Students examine, synthesize, and apply all three components of evidence-based practice (best scientific evidence, patient preferences, and clinical expertise) in making informed clinical practice decisions aimed at optimal aging for older adults across the spectrum of fit to frail. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisites: PT 700 through 723 and PT 732. (3)