OLD notĀ WEAK: Strengthening the Older Adult
Section: Home Health Section
Co-Section: Academy of Geriatric PT
Session Code: HH-2B-8580
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Room: Texas Salon E

Speaker(s):   Dustin Jones, PT, DPT, CSCS, RKC-1
  Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, MS

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

In their contribution to the Choosing Wisely initiative, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) noted, Don't prescribe under-dosed strength training programs for older adults.? Under-dosed strength training in older adults has been the norm for far too long. Luckily, things are changing. The same principles physical therapists use to strengthen our athletic populations can also be used with older adults. How can we apply these principles to older adults? Drawing from current strength and conditioning principles and practices, attendees will learn to apply effective methods to strengthen their older patients. Starting with appropriate screening and ending with execution, attendees will learn the tactics to build strength and improve outcomes in their older patients.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the historical shifts in fitness and rehab that have led to current concepts in training methodology.
2. Identify strength training precautions and contraindications for older adults.
3. Describe how to appropriately dose, program, and monitor strengthening programs for older adults.
4. Demonstrate fundamental strength training exercises for older adults.

CEU: 0.2

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