Modern Management of the Older Adult: Online
Become Confident and Competent in caring for older adults with a special emphasis on building strength and fighting frailty.
UPCOMING ONLINE COHORTS
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.
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
Introductory Online Meeting (No prep needed)
Become oriented with MMOA faculty, other students, & course expectations.
Challenging Myths & Misconceptions about Aging / The Process
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.
Facing the Geriatric Giants / Functional Measures
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.
Exercise Prescription 1: Prescribing Exercise like a Drug / SQUAT
Progress beyond mindless exercise prescription and understand evidence-based principles to properly dose exercise interventions.
Prescribe, modify and scale the Squat.
Exercise Prescription 2: The Deep Dive / DEADLIFT
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.
Psychosocial Considerations 1: Cognitive Decline / LOADED CARRIES
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.
Psychosocial Considerations 2: Becoming a Hope Dealer / FLOOR TRANSFERS
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.
Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Strategies / BALANCE TRAINING
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.
Strategies to Become Providers of Choice / UE PUSH & PULLS
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.
Please Note: Our online courses require active participation to be awarded credit which may include reading, homework assignments, and quizzes. We do not allow students to “drop back” to preceding cohorts due to inability to complete work assigned except under extraordinary circumstances. ICE faculty have the final decision in allowing a “drop back” but students are only allowed one “drop back” per course. Failure to complete the course on your 2nd attempt will not yield CEU credit. All courses allow for a 7 day grace period after course conclusion to receive CEU credit.