Contact Hours2 Hours
The Fight Against Ageism
According to the latest census report (2019), Baby Boomers represent 73 million of the population in the United States. With more health and energy – Boomers are ambitious and expect to spend their retirement years fulfilling travel dreams, spending time with their grandkids, and checking off bucket-list items. This population is often healthy enough to still run marathons, participate in recreational sport, and explore new hobbies that may be physically demanding. Many myths and stereotypes have categorized this age group as being frail, dependent, and weak often misleading health practitioners to under prescribe exercise.
The primary focus of this course is to demonstrate that with proper regular physical activity, aging adults can increase active life expectancy by limiting the development and progression of chronic and disabling diseases. This 2-hour webinar is designed to present an evidence-based approach primarily focusing on effective therapeutic exercise for the aging adult between the ages of 40-110 years old. Attendees will learn how to properly assess impairments using reliable standardized tests and learn how to design specific individualized therapeutic programs that will improve patient outcomes. Clinicians will learn how to establish a comprehensive multi-modal exercise program and incorporate various strength equipment including kettlebells, barbells, and dumbbells.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify myths, stereotypes, and barriers associated with aging adults
- Recognize assessment tools using functional measures to address limitations and impairments
- Design and prescribe a comprehensive multimodal exercise program based on the latest evidence
- Utilize evidenced-based interventions with incorporation of kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells
- Implement 3 effective weightlifting exercises that could be used across all settings for the aging adult
- Explain how to appropriately dose, scale, and progress functional exercises for the aging adult
- Discuss how to motivate and increase patient’s compliance with their home programs so that they will be able to sustain their performance of ADLs and IADLs.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.