Dr. Corey McGee, Assistant Professor in the Program in Occupational Therapy and in the Division of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota (USA), will visit Delsys on Friday March 27th to present his research.
Aging and the Musculoskeletal System: Epidemiology, Impairment, and Activity Limitations
The “Silver Tsunami” is upon us and with it societies across the globe require additional resources to support the health and participation of older adults. The effects of aging on body structures and functions are many. A system of body structures prone to decline and of particular significance to mobility and carrying out countless daily activities are present within the musculoskeletal system. In this presentation, Dr. McGee will describe the epidemiology of aging, the impact of aging on musculoskeletal structures and functions, and initiate a discussion on potential opportunities for medical device design to support the health and participation of older adults.
Dr. Corey McGee
Occupational Therapy and in the Division of Rehabilitation Science
University of Minnesota
Dr. McGee has 10+ years of experience in upper limb rehabilitation; most recently in burn-trauma and hand therapy. He has been first and coauthor on several research publications and several book chapters. He is an invited international speaker, a member of an international expert consensus group on thumb osteoarthritis management, and lead author of the World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT) white paper on OT in musculoskeletal health.
Dr. McGee is an Assistant Professor of OT at the University of Minnesota where he teaches practice courses, mentors PhD and MOT students, conducts research, and is the academic coordinator for the Fairview-University of Minnesota Hand Therapy Fellowship.