Virtual Continuing Education – Resistive Exercise Training for the Geriatric Patient

Rehab Therapy Event
Virtual Continuing Education – Resistive Exercise Training for the Geriatric Patient

Webinar

October 28, 2020 4:00 pm - October 28, 2020 6:00 pm

This is a virtual event for California Rehab Therapists

Register for the first in a series of three Consonus Rehab Virtual Continuing Education Trainings!

This educational webinar is free and offers CE credits for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and COTAs in California.

WHAT: Training 1: Resistive Exercise Training for the Geriatric Patient

WHO: Jamie McKinley, PT, CEEAA, Director of Clinical Services

WHEN: October 28th at 4:00pm PST

WHERE: This is a Virtual CE Webinar – REGISTER HERE

Session Description:
With advancing age, older adults experience a higher risk for falls, decreased mobility, increasing morbidity, and decreased quality of life. Defined as sarcopenia, decreases in strength, power, and function due to age-related loss of muscle mass have been associated with these negative events.

Resistive exercise training has been shown to be a safe and effective intervention for the management of sarcopenia in older adults with and without chronic conditions. With a 10% loss of strength per decade, especially after the age of 50, and a prevalence rate of 30 percent costing billions of dollars annually, it is important for the therapist to understand the neuromuscular and functional changes that can occur with resistive exercise programs. This program will explore the benefits of both traditional strengthening and power training (high velocity exercise training) for the older adult.

 

Mark Your Calendar for CE Trainings Two and Three:
Training Two
November 18th, 2020
COVID-19 – Post-Acute Treatment Considerations

Training Three
December 16th, 2020
Pain Management in Older Adults