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.
Deadwood, SD - March 22-23, 2019
Faculty: Christina Prevett & Dustin Jones
Location: Deadwood Lodge
This course is presented with the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association’s Spring Conference.
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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 myths and misconceptions of aging while 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 to stave off functional decline.
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.
8:00-8:30: Myths & Misconceptions of Aging
8:30-9:30: The Impact of Ageism
9:30-10:30: Lab: The Process
10:30-12:00: Reserve & Geriatric Syndromes
1:00-2:00: Exercise Rx 1: Exercise as a Drug
2:00-3:00: Lab: Squat
3:00-4:00: Exercise Rx 2: Older Adults as Masters Athletes
4:00-5:00: Lab: Deadlift
8:00-8:30: Day 1 Review
8:30-9:30: Psychosocial Considerations
9:30-10:30: Lab: Carries, Presses, & Pulls
10:30-11:30: Falls Prevention
11:30-12:00: Lab: Balance Interventions
1:00-2:00: The Rise of the Masters Athlete
2:00-3:00: Lab: Floor Transfers & Get Up’s
3:00-4:00: Becoming Providers of Choice
4:00-5:00: Wrap-Up: Review & Demonstration