Modern Management of the Older AdULT

Elevate your game to better serve older adults.


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Modern Management of the Older Adult (ONLINE: June 10th Start)
595.00
  • Begins: June 10th, 2018

  • 8 wk 100% online

  • Approved for 16 CEUs

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Course description

This 8 week online course is designed for rehabilitation professionals who want to elevate their clinic skill set in the management of older adults.  The size of this population is growing rapidly, unfortunately the desire to manage them with cutting edge evidence guided treatment has lagged well behind.  Too often we see our older adults getting under treated, both with exercise and manual therapy, apparently as a consequence of both fear and ignorance.

This course is designed to take a deep dive into exploring misconceptions and laying out a clear current best evidence pathway to enable our older adults to not only survive but to thrive.  A special emphasis is placed on progressive functional fitness in this population.

This course is approved for 16 CEU's. If you have any questions regarding continuing education units, check out this link: CEU Information

schedule 

  • Week 1: Challenging myths & misconceptions about Aging / Screening

  • Week 2: Facing the Geriatric Giants: Frailty & Sarcopenia / Functional Testing

  • Week 3: Exercise Prescription 1: Prescribing Exercise like a Drug / SQUAT

  • Week 4: Exercise Prescription 2: The Deep Dive / DEADLIFT

  • Week 5: Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Strategies / BALANCE TRAINING

  • Week 6: Psychosocial Considerations 1: Cognitive Decline / LOADED CARRIES

  • Week 7: Psychosocial Considerations 2: Becoming a Hope Dealer / FLOOR TRANSFERS

  • Week 8: Strategies to Become Providers of Choice / UE PUSH & PULLS

format

  • Course materials are on a secured website for easy viewing. Expect 1-1.5 hours/week to watch lectures, read articles, & submit weekly assignments.
  • Students are added to a Private Facebook Group where you will interact with faculty, other students, and submit assignments.
  • Weekly meetings occur Sundays at 8p-9p EST via GoToMeeting. Attendance is encouraged but not required. Meetings are recorded for later viewing.
  • Students will have lifetime access to course materials and Facebook group.

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