The functional implications of medications will be reviewed in relation to musculoskeletal effects, falls, and considerations related to opioids. The presentation will include a review of the evidence and practical steps for physiotherapy assessment and therapeutic interventions.
Allyson Jones, PT, PhD, s a professor in the Department Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. She has worked with Dr. Sadowski over the past years performing various systematic reviews examining the functional implications of various medications and how they will affect physiotherapy assessment and treatment..
Cheryl Sadowski, B.Sc. (Pharm) Pharm. D., is a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, and pharmacist at the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. She has worked with Dr. Jones for almost 20 years, studying awareness of falls risk factors, and the implications of medications on function.
Both Drs. Jones and Sadowski have collaborated on interprofessional teaching involving physiotherapy and pharmacy students, and will be working on further educational programs for physiotherapists in the future.