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.

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MMOA Live-Pinellas Park-4-5-6-25
$ 695.00
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Course Overview

Modern Management of the Older Adult

Designed for rehabilitation and fitness professionals who want to elevate their 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.

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.



8:00am - 9:00am
Science of aging

9:00am - 10:30am
Outcome measures lab

10:30am - 11:00am
Introducing exercise

11:00am - 12:00pm
Deadlift lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exercise prescription

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Carries lab

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper extremity push/pull lab

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Squat lab

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Workout then Dinner


8:00am - 9:00am
Falls prevention

9:00am - 10:30am
Balance training lab

10:30am - 12:00pm
Falls preparedness lab

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Power training lab

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Impact training lab

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Techniques review

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Skills testing for Cert-MMOA

  • Describe physiological processes that happen during healthy aging as well as with the development of clinical geriatric syndromes such as frailty and sarcopenia.
  • Develop a thorough examination process with functional measures that are tailored for your patients.
  • Prescribe, modify and scale functional, multi-joint exercises for older persons who are healthy community-dwelling older adults or complex clients with multi-morbidities.
  • Design appropriately-dosed exercise programs including progressions and regressions to obtain the intended outcome for your client who is older whether you’re in the home health setting or working with the Masters athlete.
  • Design evidence-based fall prevention programs to obtain the intended outcome for your clients.
  • Design and execute effective falls landing training with clients across the continuum of care.
  • Develop strategies to manage, minimize, or reduce fear in the older adult population.
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  • Entry-level

MMOA Live is one of three courses required to become an ICE Certified Specialist in Older Adults. Becoming an ICE Certified Specialist helps you become THE provider of choice in your community for older adults. Find out more here.

American Occupational Therapy Association - Approved ProviderThe Institute of Clinical Excellence is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 03093. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 16 CEUs for OT Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.