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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and the Role of a Physiotherapist

Online Course: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and the Role of a Physiotherapist

Use an evidence based assessment model in the effective management of frailty

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Scott Buxton

An advanced practice physiotherapist specialising in frailty.

1 hour

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Physiotherapists have an important role in frailty management. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is an evidence supported framework that is used to assess people living with frailty. This course discusses CGA and the role physiotherapists play in this multidimensional process.


The course aims to introduce the key components and the supporting evidence of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment with an emphasis on the physiotherapist's role in frailty management.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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