Modern Management of the Older Adult

Become Confident and Competent in caring for older adults with a special emphasis on building strength and fighting frailty.  Full description below.


UPCOMING COHORTS

MMOA: Start Date March 18, 2019

  • Runs Mar 18 - May 12, 2019

  • Faculty: Christina Prevett and Dustin Jones

  • $595

Quantity:
Join the March Cohort

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.

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.


FORMAT

  • 8 Weeks Long. ~1.5 Hr/Wk Commitment

  • Weekly Assignments, Bi-Weekly Meetings with Case Discussions

  • Lifetime Access to Course & Online Community

  • Approved for 16 CEU's. If you have any questions regarding continuing education units, go here - CEU Information.


SCHEDULE & OBJECTIVES

Weeks* = Online Meeting typically Sundays at 8p EST

 

 

Week 0*

Introductory Online Meeting (No prep needed)

Objectives:

  • Become oriented with MMOA faculty, other students, & course expectations.

 

 

Week 1

Challenging Myths & Misconceptions about Aging / The Process

Objectives:

  • Identify Ageism in our society, profession, & communities.

  • Describe how beliefs, expectations, and stereotypes of aging impact older adults’ lives.

  • Develop a thorough examination process tailored to common considerations for older adults.

 

 

Week 2*

Facing the Geriatric Giants / Functional Measures

Objectives:

  • Describe physiological processes that happen during healthy aging as well as with the development of clinical geriatric syndromes such as frailty and sarcopenia.

  • Identify appropriate and effective functional measures for your patients.

  • Understand how to leverage functional measures to build therapeutic alliance and buy-in.

 

 

Week 3

Exercise Prescription 1: Prescribing Exercise like a Drug / SQUAT

Objectives:

  • Progress beyond mindless exercise prescription and understand evidence-based principles to properly dose exercise interventions.

  • Prescribe, modify and scale the Squat.

 

 

Week 4*

Exercise Prescription 2: The Deep Dive / DEADLIFT

Objectives:

  • 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.

  • Prescribe, modify and scale the Deadlift.

 

 

Week 5

Psychosocial Considerations 1: Cognitive Decline / LOADED CARRIES

Objectives:

  • Understand the progression & screening of cognitive impairments in older adults.

  • Determine appropriate communication and compensation strategies to serve older adults with cognitive impairments.

  • Prescribe, modify and scale Loaded Carries.

 

 

Week 6*

Psychosocial Considerations 2: Becoming a Hope Dealer / FLOOR TRANSFERS

Objectives:

  • Identify how fear and chronic pain can impact performance and outcomes in older adults.

  • Develop strategies to manage, minimize, or reduce fear and persistent pain in the older adult population.

  • Prescribe, modify and scale Floor Transfers.

 

 

Week 7

Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Strategies / BALANCE TRAINING

Objectives:

  • Identify major contributors to the risk of falling in older adults.

  • Design evidence-based fall prevention programs to obtain the intended outcome for your clients.

  • Prescribe, modify and scale various Balance-Focused Interventions.

 

 

Week 8*

Strategies to Become Providers of Choice / UE PUSH & PULLS

Objectives:

  • Develop strategies to be known as the aging expert in your community.

  • Identify opportunities to advocate for older adults.

  • Prescribe, modify and scale Upper Extremity Pushing & Pulling Exercises.


FACULTY

CHRISTINA PREVETT, PT, MSCPT, CSCS, PHD(C)    Christina is a firm believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. She runs and operates  STAVEOFF  Physiotherapy and Exercise Facility in Kingston, Ontario in Canada with her husband, Nick.  Click for full bio.

CHRISTINA PREVETT, PT, MSCPT, CSCS, PHD(C)

Christina is a firm believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. She runs and operates STAVEOFF Physiotherapy and Exercise Facility in Kingston, Ontario in Canada with her husband, Nick. Click for full bio.

DR. DUSTIN JONES, PT, DPT, CF-L1    Dustin is the creator of  The Senior Rehab Project . He 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.  Click for full bio.

DR. DUSTIN JONES, PT, DPT, CF-L1

Dustin is the creator of The Senior Rehab Project. He 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. Click for full bio.


UPCOMING COHORTS

MMOA: Start Date March 18, 2019

  • Runs Mar 18 - May 12, 2019

  • Faculty: Christina Prevett and Dustin Jones

  • $595

Quantity:
Join the March Cohort