OLD NOT WEAK 2.0 : Strengthening the Older Adult
Section: Home Health Section
Session Code: HH-2B-7000
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Hilton Riverside
Room: Chart B

Speaker(s):   Dustin Jones, DPT, CSCS, RKC-1
  Christina Nowak, MScPT, CSCS, PhD(s)

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic

The APTA said in their contribution to the "choosing Wisely" initiative, "don't prescribe under-dosed strength training programs for older adults." Under-dosed strength training leads to inadequate overload to drive the physiological changes we are aiming to achieve in our clients. Sarcopenia and frailty are 2 geriatric syndromes often categorized by low muscle size and strength, which can be largely reversed with properly prescribed and progressed exercise principles. Yet, many physical therapists lack confidence in adequately prescribing exercise to get their older patients strong. Drawing from current strength and conditioning principles and practices, this session aims to equip attendees with practical knowledge to strengthen their older patients. Starting with screening, ending with execution, attendees will learn to build strength and improve outcomes in their older patients.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe the importance of strength training for the older adult.

2. Recognize appropriate dosing, programming, and monitoring of strengthening programs for older adults.

3. Construct effective programs to build strength in older adults that will impact their lives.

CEU: 0.2

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