Geriatric Strengthening: Defining the Dosage and Debunking the Myth

Course: #3560Level: Intermediate2 Hours 225 Reviews

There is no muscle too old, no one ever has too much, but how do I help this person get stronger without making them so sore that they refuse or cancel my next visit? In this course, participants will learn how to apply research to their clinical practice, resulting in higher levels of challenge and improvement: Intensity. Whether it be to improve function, independence, strength or balanceā€¦ learning how to prescribe the correct amount of intensity & measuring results is a rehabilitative art. This course is designed for the busy clinician wanting to maximize their therapy time and get the best possible results. Know the tests, know the science, apply these individually to a real person. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify the correct dosage of geriatric conditioning based on recent research presented in the course: muscular strength
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify the correct dosage of geriatric conditioning based on recent research presented in the course: muscular endurance
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to list three geriatric conditioning interventions for the geriatric patient


0-15 Minutes Introduction to normal aging as related to the systems of fitness: strength, ROM and endurance
15-30 Minutes Geriatric conditioning: Power, strength, endurance, and flexibility as expressed in the musculoskeletal, nervous + cardiovascular systems
30-50 Minutes Assessments in geriatric fitness: Tests for power, strength, endurance (muscular and cardiovascular), as well as flexibility
50-65 Minutes Interventions in geriatric fitness
65-95 Minutes Applications in geriatric fitness: Case studies from frail to fit
95-110 Minutes Future technology and literature on the efficacy of strengthening in geriatrics
110-120 Minutes Questions/Answers


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