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Strength Training & Exercise Prescription for Older Adults: Successfully Manage Orthopedic & Chronic Diseases
Strength Training & Exercise Prescription for Older Adults: Successfully Manage Orthopedic & Chronic Diseases

When:  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description
For many of the older adults you see in your practice, growing older 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. You want to see your patients increase their functional capacity, maintain their independence, and decrease their co-morbidities. But what can you do in therapy to help your patients help themselves live a better, more independent life? Get them on a strength training routine! Strength training for this population has been proven to improve muscle strength and coordination, helping to maintain functional capacity and independence. By including the appropriate strength training programs in your therapy plan, you can reverse and prevent decreases in strength and energy your patients are experiencing.

Jamie Miner has implemented strength training for older adults into her practice, and wants to share her strategies and outcomes with you. Through case studies and hands-on activities, you will 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 patients with co-morbidities - successfully reach new levels of strength and vitality. Reduce the symptoms of metabolic diseases and arthritis in your patients through strength training, and keep your patients in their homes!
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Learner Objectives:

  1. Evaluate when weakness, deconditioning, poor posture, faulty movement habits, and poor core stability may be a problem.
  2. Design effective interventions for functional strength and balance within the current limitations of each injury or chronic disease.
  3. Adapt traditional exercises for those with orthopedic limitations due to injury or disease.
  4. Apply strength training principles to enhance patient outcomes.
  5. Construct effective programs for the most common injuries we see combined with the most common "lifestyle" conditions that accompany them.
  6. Compare the risks vs. benefits of specific exercises to guide decision-making for patients.
Program Outline

  • The Latest Trends in Strength Training in Older Adults
    • 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
  • The Musculoskeletal System: Incorporate Physiology into a Balanced Exercise Plan
    • How to develop strength
    • How to develop power
    • How to develop aerobic/anaerobic metabolism
  • Establish a Starting Point through Age-Related Assessments
    • Posture
    • Balance
    • Strength
    • Cardiovascular
    • Range of motion
    • Functional assessment
  • Customized Strength Training Exercises & Modifications Based on Diagnosis
    • Frailty
    • Elevated fall risk
    • Chair-bound adults
    • Orthopedic conditions: Arthritis, joint replacements, low back pain and spine care
    • Cardiovascular disease, obesity & diabetes
  • Safety Considerations for Exercise Programing in an Older Adult
    • Considerations for co-morbidities & chronic conditions
    • Modify activities to overcome limitations such as:
      • Inability to tolerate hot and cold environments
      • Overreaction to external stimuli
      • Balance
    • Impaired neuromuscular control & gait
    • Considerations for an increased injury risk
    • Recovery time considerations
    • Impact of medication on exercise
  • Unique Considerations when Prescribing Exercise in Adults
    • Volume
    • Intensity
    • Duration
    • Frequency
    • Sequencing exercise
  • Tips to Motivate Patients - and Keep them Active
    • Overcoming mental & emotional barriers to exercise
    • Implementing exercise into daily life
    • Low-cost exercise solutions
    • Nutritional considerations


Jamie Miner graduated with a BS degree in PT from UNC, Chapel Hill in 1988. She earned her DPT from Shenandoah University in 2010. She has over 25 years of experience treating geriatric patients in the hospital, rehab center, home health, SNF and out-patient settings. Jamie has presented continuing education seminars on geriatric orthopedic conditions, vestibular rehabilitation and wound care. She currently works at Galloway Ridge Physical Therapy Clinic providing care to both out-patients and patients in a continuing care retirement community, where she regularly assists patients with exercise prescription goals. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University's DPT program and serves as a clinical instructor to many doctoral physical therapy students.

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 nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and has been approved for .6 CEUs.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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