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Therapeutic Exercise for the Older Adult

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
• List 10 contraindications/precautions to exercise in the elderly.
• Support geriatric exercise programs through medical literature.
• Progress a patient with a CVA through all phases of neuromuscular re-education.
• Guide a patient through a strengthening program using the principles of 1 repetition maximum.
• Demonstrate multiple exercises for every major joint in the body.
• Utilize gait and balance assessments to establish and direct exercise programs for the geriatric population.
• Guide a patient with Parkinson’s Disease through an appropriate exercise program addressing related functional deficits.
• Discuss basic exercise principles, which will enhance clinical therapeutic exercise programs.
• Guide a patient with osteoporosis through an efficacious and efficient exercise program.
• Discuss techniques for motivating the geriatric patient and methods to enhance the teaching of therapeutic exercise for more accurate carry-over.
• Use the fundamental positions of Tai Chi for patient treatments in balance, proprioception, posture, and gait.
• Establish a safe and effective program for cardiac conditions.
• Discuss the importance of nutrition and its role in an exercise program.
• Document appropriate skilled terminology for an established exercise program.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and other Rehab Professionals.

Confirmation Notes
A confirmation letter will be sent at least 1 month prior to the course with local hotels and information upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: All courses are approved for 20 CEUs. A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (2.0 or 20 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar.
For the latest in CEU approvals, please check the GREAT Seminars web site here.
Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307.

Exercising geriatric patients presents a unique challenge to therapists. Most patients have multiple diagnoses, take multiple medications and are frequently deconditioned and possibly have never previously exercised.
Participants will learn different exercise techniques and innovative interventions for all of the body’s major joints as well as for the most common diagnoses seen in older persons (i.e., stroke, Parkinson’s disease, gait and balance deficits, etc.). Participants will also learn how to use functional tools to establish and guide exercise programs, thus improving functional test scores, outcomes and safe mobility. Evidence-based research will be used to support the efficacy of the geriatric exercises presented and both indications and contraindications will be discussed. Participants will be instructed in which modalities have been proven to enhance therapeutic exercise as well as how to bill for treatment to maximize financial return.
Our older patients also present challenges in learning new exercises and being motivated to perform. This course will also present multiple ideas to improve communication, learning and motivation that will only serve to enhance the overall exercise program and functional outcome.
Developing geriatric exercise programs is challenging and sometimes difficult but can also be fun and rewarding. This course will provide therapists the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Feedback From Past Course Participants

“ Geriatric Therapeutic Exercise truly is a GREAT Seminar.”

"So much information packed into a weekend course.”

"The best course I have ever taken.”

“ Mark’s commitment and dedication to his profession and patients comes through in his seminar.”

“ Mark has truly found his calling both as a treating therapist and a speaker.”

“ Mark is Great! This is, by far, the best continuing education course I’ve been to in 13 years of being a PT. It contains the most practical and useful information for use in the clinical setting.”

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