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Therapeutic Exercise for Older Adults (8 hours) (#221)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  221

Hours:  8

Price:  $88.00

Email Price:  $83.00

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Description

This course is an in-depth look at the parameters of prescribing exercise and physical activities for older adults. For rehab professionals new to working with seniors, it provides a thorough overview, while for those already experienced in geriatric care, it offers an excellent update. The course discusses the changing demographics of our society, the benefits of exercise for older adults, the aging process, common geriatric disorders and how physical activity may affect them. The principles of aerobic, strengthening, balance/posture activities are reviewed, and exercise prescription parameters are discussed for each of these focus areas. Specific examples are given throughout the text, along with case studies from a variety of clinical settings. Numerous illustrations and tables support and strengthen the written material. This course will be immediately useful in clinical practice to PTs, OTs, PTAs, and OTAs. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this course, the rehab clinician will be able to: 1. Recognize the changing demographics of the U.S. and how they may affect PT/OT practice. 2. Define normal physiological changes that occur with aging. 3. Describe common geriatric disorders, how they affect health and function, and how exercise may help. 4. Identify contraindications and precautions to exercise with older patients and be apply to apply information in a case study. 5. Identify issues of patient compliance with exercise programs. 6. Describe how endurance, flexibility, balance, strength, and other components of geriatric fitness will affect patients’ function. 7. Identify key concepts of therapeutic exercise for the older adult. 8. Apply a variety of strategies learned in the course for building a patient-specific geriatric exercise program. 9. Develop and apply therapeutic approaches for geriatric fitness for a wide variety of cases.

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With this option, your course materials and exam will be emailed directly to you. You may choose to print the exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS ENCLOSED IN YOUR MAIL PACKET. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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