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.

Modern Management of the Older Adult

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.

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.


Day One

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

9:00am - 10:00am
Perception of aging

10:00am - 11:00am
LAB: The deadlift

11:00am - 12:00pm
LAB: Physical Exam

12:00om - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exercise Rx 1: Reframing Risk

2:00pm - 3:00pm
LAB: Carries

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Exercise Rx 2: The Deep Dive

4:00pm - 5:00pm
LAB: Squat

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

Day Two

8:00am - 9:00am
Re-thinking falls prevention

9:00am - 10:00am
LAB: Re-thinking falls prevention

10:00am - 11:00am
Falls preparedness

11:00am - 12:00pm
LAB: Falls preparedness

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Psychosocial considerations

2:00pm - 3:00pm
LAB: Power training

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Skills Testing for Cert-MMOA


  • 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.
  • Describe how beliefs, expectations, and stereotypes of aging impact older adults’ lives.
  • 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.
  • Design evidence-based fall prevention programs to obtain the intended outcome for your clients.
  • Understand the progression and screening of cognitive impairments in older adults.
  • Determine appropriate communication and compensation strategies to serve older adults with cognitive impairments.
  • Develop strategies to manage, minimize, or reduce fear and persistent pain in the older adult population.
  • Develop strategies to advocate for older adults and become known as an aging expert in your community.

The 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.



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