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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Introduction to Functional Assessment

Lecture Name

Introduction to Functional Assessment     $44.93

This lecture is part of the following course:
Functional Assessment and Exercise for the Aging Adult


This 1.5 hour course introduces the concept of a function-based examination versus the standard impairment-based examination within the context of the disablement model. We discuss the limitations of a traditional strength examination when addressing mobility disability and explore the role of physical activity. Standards for choosing the best functional assessment tools are examined with emphasis on clinimetric properties.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.50


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Philosophically adopt a function-based approach to evaluating an aging adult.
  2. Recognize the role of physical activity in aging.
  3. Understand the role of sarcopenia in mobility disability.
  4. Utilize likelihood ratios to evaluate the predictive validity of a test.
  5. Utilize the MCID in evaluating an individual patient's progress.
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