This course has been cancelled. We will re-schedule after 9/1/18
Underdosing exercise for older adult clients may jeopardize quality of life, functional capacity and independence, leaving vulnerable older adults at risk for falls and other secondary conditions related to weakness and deconditioning. In a healthcare environment with care limits and disparities, excessively conservative interventions waste valuable resources and result in suboptimal outcomes. There is no excuse for complacency or ageism bias to compromise the quality and effectiveness of physical therapy interventions. This discussion is applicable across all practice settings for all therapists who treat middle age to older adults.
Course objectives: at the conclusion of this session, participants will be prepared to improve the quality and efficacy of exercise prescription for older adults through:
- Validating benefits of physical activity across biological systems to promote independence and quality of life, reduce disability and risk of adverse health conditions.
- Determining appropriate exercise interventions by establishing baseline levels from results of objective functional assessment
- Matching prescription to individual abilities and goals base on the ICF model
- Applying evidence and science of the physical stress theory to optimize results.
Course fee: $30.00 and Dinner will be provided (Registration fees are non-refundable)
Course will be in the Health Careers Building-Auditorium. Sign in will be from 5:30-6:00pm.
Registration will be closed after 4/3/2018