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Seminar Details

Title: Geriatric Therapeutic Exercise
Date(s): 10/14/2017- 10/15/2017
Time: Sat - 8 am to 6:30 pm; Sun - 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location/Facility: Broward Health Medical Center
City, ST Fort Lauderdale, FL
Discipline: Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy
Subject: Geriatric Rehabilitation
Seminar Sponsor: GREAT Seminars and Books
Phone Number: (877) 794-7328
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Geriatric Therapeutic Exercise

Mark Traffas, PT, GTC


Course Description

Older patients have multiple diagnoses, take multiple medications and are frequently de-conditioned and possibly have never exercised. Therefore, exercising geriatric patients presents a unique challenge to therapists. Participants will learn different exercise techniques and innovative interventions for all the bodyís major joints as well as for the most common diagnoses seen in the older person (i.e. stroke, Parkinsonís, gait and balance disorders, etc.). These exercise techniques will be supported by evidenced based studies which are absolutely vital in justifying rehabilitative services in this day of Medicare changes and managed care. Participants will learn how to use functional tools to establish and guide exercise programs, thus improving functional test scores, balance, treatment outcomes and safe mobility. Working with older patients and developing exercise programs can be challenging and sometimes difficult. But it can also be fun and rewarding and using evidence based treatment strategies will ensure you are providing the best care possible. There has never been a better time to start using evidence based exercise. The research is out there and the library of evidence is growing bigger every day. This course will make the research applicable to the clinical setting and provide therapists the opportunity to broaden their horizons for exercising with this unique and deserving patient clientele.


This course is 20 contact hours for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and COTAs.


OTs/OTAs:  GREAT Seminars is an approved provider of continuing education by the AOTA. AOTA Provider #5363.


PTs/PTAs: GREAT Seminars courses are approved in many states for PTs and PTAs. To verify if this course is approved in your state, please check the brochure on our web site, or call our office.


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