ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF THE OLDER ADULT:
This 2 day course will emphasize the examination of the aging adult, including history, systems review and tests and measures. Tests and measures will include aerobic capacity, attention and cognition, strength, ROM, posture, gait and balance. A variety of tests will be actively performed or demonstrated throughout the course. Barriers to exercise prescription, self-efficacy, and motivational strategies for success will be presented. The application of the physical stress theory for safe and effective exercise for the aging adult will be discussed. Participants will be able to provide an exercise prescription for the aging adult, including training for aerobic conditioning; balance; flexibility; gait and locomotion; and muscle strength. Evidenced based exercise prescriptions for a variety of common diagnoses will also be presented and practiced.
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