An advanced course presented by North American Seminars will focus on geriatric pain and mobility. According to the online course description, the course is designed to enhance the clinician’s knowledge of the aging process, the physiological effects of chronic pain on the aging body, and the role that the nervous system and graded exercise play in reducing pain and improving physical performance and mobility. The in-person workshop combines lecture and hands-on lab sessions.

The educational course will take the clinician through a graded treatment progression addressing the affects of chronic pain, building a stable core, improving mobility, and progressing to dynamic functional mobility programs for the aging client, according to the online course description. In addition, improving functional outcomes in all specific G-coding categories will be reviewed and will include examples of documentation and coding of skilled services.

The objectives for the course include: describing the normal aging process, common functional challenges for aging adults, and physiological changes that can slow or prevent therapeutic approaches; assess functional limitations and select treatment options that address the aging person’s needs; and explain the neuro-physiological effects of long-term pain and its effect on function over time.

Participants will also learn to present enhanced manual skills and treatment approaches to enhance neuroplastic changes and allow for progression of functional improvement. Additional course objectives include: utilizing hands-on treatment to address soft-tissue changes limiting function; develop and apply progressive exercise protocols to enhance core stability and gait dynamics; and improve expertise in coding and documentation to support selected treatment choices.

The 2-day workshop is presently scheduled in April, August, and November, and will be held in several states, including California, Texas, and Illinois. For additional event information and registration details, visit

[Source: North American Seminars]