Modern Management of the Older Adult: Live
Become confident and competent in caring for older adults with a special emphasis on building strength and fighting frailty. Full description below.
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.
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, University Faculty
This course is approved for 16 CEU's. If you have any questions regarding continuing education units, check out the FAQ Page.
8:00am-9:00: Challenging myths & misconceptions about Aging
9:00-10:00: Lab: SCREENING
10:00-11:00: Facing the Geriatric Giants: Frailty & Sarcopenia
11:00-12:00: Lab: FUNCTIONAL TESTING
1:00-2:00: Exercise Prescription 1: Prescribing Exercise like a Drug
2:00-2:30: Lab: SQUAT
2:30-3:30: Exercise Prescription 2: The Deep Dive
3:30-4:00: Lab: DEADLIFT
4:00-5:00: Application & Optional Group Workout
8:00am-9:30: Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Strategies
9:30-10:30: Lab: BALANCE TRAINING
10:30-11:30: Psychosocial Considerations 1: Cognitive Decline
11:30-12:00: Lab: LOADED CARRIES
Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM
1:00-2:00: Psychosocial Considerations 2: Becoming a Hope Dealer
2:00-3:00: Lab: FLOOR TRANSFERS
3:00-3:30: Strategies to Become Providers of Choice / UE PUSH & PULLS
3:30-4:00: Application & Optional Group Workout