Modern Management of the Older Adult

Become confident and competent in caring for older adults with a special emphasis on building strength and fighting frailty.  Full description below.


UPCOMING COHORTS

MMOA: Start Date Jan 13, 2019

  • Runs Jan 13 - Mar 10, 2019

  • Faculty: Christina Prevett and Dustin Jones

  • $595

Quantity:
Join the January Cohort

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.

Students 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, go here - CEU Information.


FORMAT

  • Expect ~1.5 hours/week to watch lectures, read articles, & submit weekly assignments.

  • Students are added to a Private Facebook Group to interact with faculty, other students, and submit assignments.

  • GoToMeetings will be every other Sunday at 8p-9p EST. Attendance is encouraged but not required. Meetings are recorded for later viewing.

  • Students will have lifetime access to course materials and Facebook group.


SCHEDULE

*=Weeks associated with GoToMeetings on Sundays at 8p EST

  • Course Start Date*: Introductory GoToMeeting (No prep needed)

  • Week 1: Challenging myths & misconceptions about Aging / The Process

  • Week 2*: Facing the Geriatric Giants / Physical Examination

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

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

  • Week 5: Psychosocial Considerations 1: Cognitive Decline / LOADED CARRIES

  • Week 6*: Psychosocial Considerations 2: Becoming a Hope Dealer / FLOOR TRANSFERS

  • Week 7: Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Strategies / BALANCE TRAINING

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


FACULTY

   CHRISTINA PREVETT, PT, MSCPT, CSCS, PHD(C)    Christina is a firm believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. She runs and operates  STAVEOFF  Physiotherapy and Exercise Facility in Kingston, Ontario in Canada with her husband, Nick.  Click for full bio.

CHRISTINA PREVETT, PT, MSCPT, CSCS, PHD(C)

Christina is a firm believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. She runs and operates STAVEOFF Physiotherapy and Exercise Facility in Kingston, Ontario in Canada with her husband, Nick. Click for full bio.

   DR. DUSTIN JONES, PT, DPT    Dustin is the creator of  The Senior Rehab Project . He has been a key voice in shifting attention towards elevating the quality of care, and more specifically in many cases the intensity of care, that we deliver to aging adults.  Click for full bio.

DR. DUSTIN JONES, PT, DPT

Dustin is the creator of The Senior Rehab Project. He has been a key voice in shifting attention towards elevating the quality of care, and more specifically in many cases the intensity of care, that we deliver to aging adults. Click for full bio.


UPCOMING COHORTS

MMOA: Start Date Jan 13, 2019

  • Runs Jan 13 - Mar 10, 2019

  • Faculty: Christina Prevett and Dustin Jones

  • $595

Quantity:
Join the January Cohort