Modern Management of the Older AdULT
Elevate your game to better serve older adults.
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
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
- 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.