Lists causes and health hazards of falls. Outlines methods of preventing falls among the elderly. Lists the techniques for improving balance among the elderly. Describes procedures to prevent falls and reduce the risks of injury.
Describes the anatomical structure of the knee. Identifies the different types of knee injuries and their manifestations. Differentiates between major and minor injuries and the causes of knee pain. Explains strategies for preventing knee pain. Discusses the medical and surgical options now available to treat knee pain/injury.
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Evaluates the issues related to stress-induced feelings of loss of control, the physiological and psychological mechanisms behind these issues, and means of coping with them. Identifies grief-, aggression- and suicide-related trends in both society and the individual and identify the neurobiologic mechanisms involved. Develops approaches to the rehabilitation of patients who have loss of control issues that lead to substance abuse. Screens and pre-diagnoses patients at risk for disorders that may be triggered by the feeling of loss of control.
Defines low back pain. Describes the prevalence of this condition within the U.S. Identifies the different causes of low back pain. Describes some of the treatment approaches employed. Discuss ways to prevent low back pain.
Defines what meditation is. Identifies the benefits of meditation and the research supporting these benefits. Summarizes the history of meditation and how it came to be popular in North America. Identifies the most popular meditation techniques. Determines how to troubleshoot challenges that may arise while meditating.
Identifies the memory changes that take place in normal aging. Discusses how mild cognitive impairment (MCI) differs from memory loss in normal aging and from dementia. Describes the cognitive and personality changes that take place in Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies cognitive and personality changes that occur in a range of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias.
Identifies the symptoms of and recovery pattern from a mild brain injury. Describes the difficulties in making the diagnosis of mild brain injury. Lists the steps in managing sports-related mild brain injuries. Describes treatment strategies for reducing the impact of mild brain injury on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and vocational functioning. Identifies lifestyle changes that can prevent the onset of a mild brain injury.