MODERN MANAGEMENT OF THE OLDER ADULT: LIVE

Elevate your game to better serve older adults.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 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.

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.

SCHEDULE

Day 1:

  • 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

  • Lunch 12:00-1:00pm

  • 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

Day 2:

  • 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


Instructors

 Christina Prevett, MScPT, CSCS, PhD(c)  Christina finished her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2007 and then continued into her Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University, graduating in 2013. As a varsity athlete throughout her undergraduate degree,  Christina’s interest in health and fitness led her to complete her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Christina is certified in Soft Tissue Release and Rock Tape. She is involved as an intern at McMaster University in Strength and Conditioning with women’s rugby. She has recently worked on dry land speed development for Bujan Goaltending.  Christina is a competitive CrossFit athlete and coach at CrossFit Battlefield. Christina has a strong interest in athlete development and injury prevention.

Christina Prevett, MScPT, CSCS, PhD(c)

Christina finished her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2007 and then continued into her Masters of Physiotherapy at McMaster University, graduating in 2013. As a varsity athlete throughout her undergraduate degree,

Christina’s interest in health and fitness led her to complete her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Christina is certified in Soft Tissue Release and Rock Tape. She is involved as an intern at McMaster University in Strength and Conditioning with women’s rugby. She has recently worked on dry land speed development for Bujan Goaltending.

Christina is a competitive CrossFit athlete and coach at CrossFit Battlefield. Christina has a strong interest in athlete development and injury prevention.

 Dustin Jones, PT, DPT  Dustin is a Home Health Physical Therapist with a background in sports and orthopedics. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Kentucky and went on to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC-1).  He blends what he has learned working with athletic populations to help older patients improve their function. The creator and voice behind "The Senior Rehab Podcast", Dustin 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.

Dustin Jones, PT, DPT

Dustin is a Home Health Physical Therapist with a background in sports and orthopedics. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Kentucky and went on to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC-1).

He blends what he has learned working with athletic populations to help older patients improve their function. The creator and voice behind "The Senior Rehab Podcast", Dustin 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.