Beyond 3 Sets of 10: Individualized Exercise Prescription for Chronic Conditions
Section: Cardiopulmonary Section
Co-Section: Orthopaedics Section
Session Code: CP-1B-7126
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
We all learn that physical therapy shouldn't be ""cookie cutter""? therapy. Yet, how often do you still see therapists prescribing 3 sets of 10 reps of the same exercises over and over again? Do you work with physicians or facilities that mandate treatment protocols, making it difficult to individualize care? Physical therapists frequently see many patients with common diagnoses that overlap with each other. This places an extra burden on the therapist to find ways to prescribe exercise while taking into account any comorbidities that the patient may present with. This session will explore ways to individualize exercise prescription for common physical therapy diagnoses in a variety of settings. The speakers will discuss standardized tests and measures that can be used to formulate an appropriate individualized exercise program, as well as how to modify interventions within existing facility protocols. Patient case examples will illustrate options for individualized care for common diagnoses.
1. Describe the physiology behind decisions of parameters of exercise.
2. Understand the barriers to individualized care vs. protocols.
3. Detail standardized tests that may be used to formulate individual exercise programs.
4. Explain options for individualization of exercise for patients with several comorbidities and apply those concepts to common patient case scenarios in a variety of settings.
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