Geriatric Physical Therapy – Mind Mapping for Geriatric Clinical Rotation
Mind mapping is an invaluable tool to use during your geriatric clinical rotation. Utilizing it allows you to brainstorm the most effective treatment plans for each patient, maximize session efficiency and demonstrate that you are actively listening to them.
Most Physical Therapists (PTs) have heard of a mind map, yet few actually use it. For instance, a geriatric PT might ask their patient to list their most significant objectives in one or two columns.
This task is to assist the physical therapist (PT) in selecting the most effective interventions to meet each patient’s individual needs. Utilizing a mind map approach can be an effective tool for both them and their patient to visualize how different therapies can be combined into more personalized treatment plans.
Mind maps can be an effective brainstorming tool, helping to organize your thoughts more efficiently and focus on the most pertinent information. This is particularly beneficial when working with older patients who have many complex issues to tackle.
Mind mapping is one of many technologies that allow you to tap into the power of your brain for improved performance and health. This may explain why mind maps have become such an integral part of my geriatric clinical rotation – with the right tools, solving complex cases faster.