Assessing Physical Activity and Functional Capacity
within the context of your own practice
Hosted by: Prof. Giorgos
K. Sakkas (Greece) & Christina Karatzaferi (Greece)
The workshop deals with methods and concepts in assessing physical activity and functional capacity using validated but low cost and simple tools within the context of a health professional’s practice. The workshop will critically assess all the available tools, their usefulness and applicability in settings such as private surgeries or clinical practice. The workshop will also provide recommendations and practical tips in assessing physical activity and functional capacity.
By the end of the workshop, the attendees will be able to:
Define what is Physical Activity and Functional Capacity
Classify the available assessment tools according to their quality and practicality
Critically analyze and evaluate the validity of the available tools
Associate the results to current recommendations in detecting dynapenia
Apply the new skills within the context of their own everyday practice
Collect, analyze and report values according to norms and standards
Prepare a final statement/diagnosis for their client/patient.