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The Clinic focuses on targeted goal based functional exercise. Understanding how chronic disease, medications, cognition, environment and social support affects functional outcomes helps students manage the whole patient experience. Students have an opportunity to work with patients individually and in groups to improve their strength, balance and mobility. There is a strong focus on the use and interpretation of outcome measures as well as learning to set functional goals.
Patient population description:
The PT Elder Care Student- Led Clinic at VGH was established to manage the gap in service for frail elderly patients who have recently been discharged from hospital with multiple co-morbidities and recent functional decline as well as those with a high falls risk.
Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):
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