Physical Therapy Conference



Physical Therapy Conference

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"Are You Pushing Your Aging Adults Hard Enough?"

Functional Testing and Evidence Based Exercise Prescription

A full day conference followed by the
St. Catherine Physical Therapy Program's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Early Bird (before September 1, 2014)   Alumni - $119   Non-alumni - $139
Regular (after September 1, 2014)    Alumni - $149   Non-alumni - $169
Continuing Education Units = 7.0 CEUs
Additional Alumni Dinner - $25
A portion of the net proceeds from this conference will benefit the Marilyn S. Woods Scholarship Fund for DPT students.
This full day course will encompass both didactic and laboratory practice sessions to enhance knowledge and skill in the optimum management of aging adults. This course is instructed by Marilyn Moffat PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CSCS, CEEAA, FAPTA.
Based on Census Bureau reports, in 2011, the Baby Boomers started turning 65 and the number of aging adults will increase dramatically in the next 2 decades. The number of aging adults with impairments, functional limitations, participation restrictions, and disability will affect clinical practice. Exercise is the single most effective intervention available to positively impact these changes in the aging patient/client. With more aging adults seeking rehabilitation services, it will become imperative to maximize the results of exercise interventions and capitalize upon the opportunities presented.
The session will provide functional tests and measures for aging adults in the areas of aerobic capacity/endurance, anthropometric characteristics, arousal/attention/cognition, gait and locomotion, balance, motor performance, posture, and range of motion with normative data to provide evidence-based baseline information to support the need for interventions. These interventions should be supported by research for best practice. Get great results by prescribing safe and effective exercise prescriptions of appropriate intensity for aging adults with disorders related to the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular systems.

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Contact: Center for Continuing Education & Leadership Institute
Email:  Phone: 651-690-6819