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Advances in Strength Training for Older Adults

Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS is a Geriatric Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a highly sought out clinical instructor, who has helped countless patients overcome the barriers preventing them from exercising, restore strength and mobility they thought was lost forever, remain independent, and reduce pain and symptoms of health-related conditions associated with aging.
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Faculty:
Jamie Miner
Duration:
7 Hours 6 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 15, 2020

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Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS is a Geriatric Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a highly sought out clinical instructor, who has helped countless patients overcome the barriers preventing them from exercising, restore strength and mobility they thought was lost forever, remain independent, and reduce pain and symptoms of health-related conditions associated with aging.

You will learn evidence-based techniques in a way that is accessible and instantly applicable to your work so you can:

  • Skillfully assess older patients for gait, balance, strength, coordination and more
  • Design safe and effective exercise programs for older adults
  • Optimize your patients’ range of motion
  • Restore their functional mobility and balance
  • Help clients manage pain with adaptable exercises 
  • Effectively work with special populations including cancer and cardiovascular patients

Better still, this training will provide you with the confidence you need to immediately use these interventions with your patients!

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How Changes in The Aging Patient Population Impact Your Work
  • Musculoskeletal and postural changes
  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Cardiovascular changes
  • Vision and hearing changes
  • Joint replacement
  • Aging and disease processes
  • The impact of medications and the contraindications as indicated in the BEERs criteria as published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
Geriatric Functional Testing and Assessment Toolbox for:
  • Pain
  • Gait 
  • Posture
  • Mobility 
  • Strength 
  • Balance
  • Range of motion
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Sensory-motor assessment
  • Cognition
  • Motivation
Fall Prevention Essentials
  • Quick tips to fallers
  • Reduce fall risk, minimize fall impact and injury
  • Fall recovery
  • Reduce environmental fall risks
  • Strategies for home safety   
  • Impact comorbidities have on an individual’s fall risk, including arthritis, stroke, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Care after a fall and conduct a root cause analysis when a fall occurs to identify patient, environmental and systemic conditions that may have led to a fall
  • Safe transfer techniques, wheelchair safety and evaluation of assistance devices
Physical Exercise Programs and Implementation:
  • Safe and Effective Exercise for Aging Adults
  • Precautions to exercise in the elderly
  • Intensity and frequency considerations
  • Exercises and accommodations for:
    • Pain management
    • Building strength and endurance
    • Improving balance
    • Increasing mobility
    • Aerobic conditioning 
  • Recognize red flags and contraindication to exercise
  • Tips to optimize motivation and compliance
Working with Special Populations
  • Frailty
  • Obese
  • Cardiovascular patients
  • Limited mobility (chair bound)
  • Diabetics
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Parkinson’s dis
  • CVA
  • MS
Nutritional Screening and Requirements
  • Specific needs for those with Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis. diabetes
Optimize Documentation for Better Outcomes and Reimbursement 
  • Use of skilled terminology, avoidance of red flags, and adequate, concise documentation.

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Advances in Strength Training for Older Adults

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Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS, provides specialized services to many SNFs. She has experience in home health, acute care, outpatient vestibular rehab and fall prevention, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, and long-term care. Additionally, she serves as a clinical instructor to many doctoral physical therapy students and as an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University and Campbell University. Jamie graduated with a BS degree in PT from UNC Chapel Hill, a DPT from Shenandoah University and earned her vestibular certification at Emory University in March 2003.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jamie Miner has an employment relationship with Rehabcare, Galloway Ridge Facility. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Shenandoah University. Ms. Miner receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jamie Miner has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.