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Geriatric Functional Strengthening & Exercise Prescription

For many of your older adult patients aging seems to involve an inevitable loss of strength, energy, and vitality. You feel helpless and frustrated as you ...
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Faculty:
Jamie Miner
Duration:
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 16, 2018

Description

For many of your older adult patients aging seems to involve an inevitable loss of strength, energy, and vitality. You feel helpless and frustrated as you watch your older patients suffer from a loss of muscle mass and subsequent weakness, knowing these things predispose them to increased risk for injury. Strength training for this population has been proven to improve muscle strength and coordination, helping to maintain functional capacity and independence. By including appropriate strength training programs in your therapy plan, you can reverse and prevent the decreases in strength and energy your patients are experiencing.

Learn strategies to easily design safe and effective strength programs for every adult, even those with orthopedic and metabolic diseases. Get the information you need to help the most challenging patients - those with co-morbidities - successfully reach new levels of strength and vitality. Reduce the symptoms of metabolic diseases and arthritis in your patients using strength training, and keep them in their homes!

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Outline

LATEST TRENDS IN STRENGTH TRAINING IN OLDER ADULTS (2 HOURS)

  • Changes that occur with aging
  • Strength training’s impact on function improvement
  • Techniques to measure deconditioning level and muscle weakness
  • Evidence-based supportive research for strength training
  • Outcome measures for program effectiveness

THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM: INCOROPORATE PHYSIOLOGY INTO A BALANCED EXERCISE PLAN (30 MINUTES)

  • How to develop strength
  • How to develop power
  • How to develop aerobic/anaerobic metabolis

ESTABLISH A STARTING POINT THROUGH AGE-RELATED ASSESSMENTS (CASE STUDY ICON) (30 MINUTES)

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Cardiovascular
  • Range of motion
  • Functional assessment

CUSTOMIZED STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES AND MODIFICATIONS BASED ON DIAGNOSIS (LAB ICON) (1 HOUR)

  • Frailty
  • Elevated fall risk
  • Chair-bound adults
  • Orthopedic conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Joint replacements
      • Hip
      • Knee
      • Reverse total shoulder
    • Low back pain and spine care
      • Osteoporosis
      • Spinal stenosis
      • Lumbar fusion
    • Shoulder conditions
      • Rotator cuff tears
      • Shoulder impingement
      • Frozen shoulder
      • IT band syndrome
  • Cardiovascular disease, COPD, obesity, and diabete

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR EXERCISE PROGRAMMING IN AN OLDER ADULT (LAB ICON) (30 MINUTES)

  • Considerations for co-morbidities and chronic conditions
  • Modify activities to overcome limitations
    • Inability to tolerate hot and cold environments
    • Overreaction to external stimuli
    • Balance
  • Impaired neuromuscular control and gait
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • CVA
    • MS
  • Considerations for an increased injury risk
  • Recovery time considerations
  • Impact of medication on exercise

UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS WHEN PRESCRIBING EXERCISE IN OLDER ADULTS (30 MINUTES)

  • Volume
  • Intensity
  • Duration
  • Frequency
  • Sequencing exercise

TIPS TO MOTIVATE PATIENTS—AND KEEP THEM ACTIVE (CASE STUDY ICON) (1 HOUR)

  • Overcoming mental and emotional barriers to exercise
  • Implementing exercise into daily life
  • Low-cost exercise solutions
  • Nutritional considerations 

Faculty

Geriatric Functional Strengthening & Exercise Prescription

Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS Related seminars and products: 9


Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS, provides specialized services to many SNFs. She has experience in home health, acute care, outpatient vestibular rehab and fall prevention, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, and long-term care. Additionally, she serves as a clinical instructor to many doctoral physical therapy students and as an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University and Campbell University. Jamie graduated with a BS degree in PT from UNC Chapel Hill, a DPT from Shenandoah University and earned her vestibular certification at Emory University in March 2003.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jamie Miner has an employment relationship with Rehabcare, Galloway Ridge Facility. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Shenandoah University. Ms. Miner receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jamie Miner has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.