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Advances in Exercise for the Older Adult:
A 2 Day Lab/Lecture PTA Focus Course
June 7-8, 2019
8 am – 4:40 pm both days
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105
This 2-day course will focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s (PTA) use of exercise as an advanced rehabilitation
intervention for the aging adult. Several common functional outcome measures will be actively performed by
participants or demonstrated by instructors. The physical stress theory regarding proper exercise intensity will be
presented. PTA’s will learn how to utilize this concept in exercise programs for aging adults, as indicated by the physical
therapy (PT) plan of care (POC), for aerobic conditioning, balance, gait and strength training. A variety of diagnoses
commonly treated in aging adults will be reviewed and discussed relative to the application of exercise principles,
treatment progression, and precautions. A discussion of barriers and motivation strategies to assist the aging adult in
achieving goals will be included. The course will include both lecture and hands-on practical lab activities
Spaces are limited so register for this course early!
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The Advanced CEEAA course will provide clinicians the opportunity to further develop clinical reasoning skills related to aging adults with various levels of complexity and across the continuum of care.
The purpose of the Advanced Credential as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults course is to develop advanced clinical decision making skills by integrating and analyzing data collected during the physical therapy examination; the history (including consideration of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Review of Systems, Systems Review, and Tests and Measures). The movement system will be used to problem solve and critically think about movement in areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and integumentary practices. This data is analyzed in order to synthesize the findings into an evaluation that includes the diagnosis, prognosis, interventions, goals, and outcomes.
Participants must have completed the entire CEEAA course series (all 3 courses) prior to attending the advanced course. The designation of Advanced Credential will ONLY be granted to participants that have successfully completed the CEEAA (pre/post tests and practical) and Advanced (pre/post tests) course requirements.
Certificates of Completion will be granted to all attendees. Participants will engage in evaluation of tests and measures, rationalize appropriate use of tests and measures, and develop a patient specific exercise prescription for presentation that discusses the appropriate tests and measures across a variety of rehabilitation settings.
Registration and full details available at https://geriatricspt.org/events/courses/aceeaa/