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 balance… 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.
- The participant will be able to identify the correct dosage of geriatric conditioning based on recent research presented in the course: muscular strength
- The participant will be able to identify the correct dosage of geriatric conditioning based on recent research presented in the course: muscular endurance
- The 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|
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