Prescribing Strength Training for Older Adults
by Instructor: Sabrina M. Camilo, PT, MSPT, GCS

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Aging is a natural process that affects the whole body, and the decline of body functions is inevitable. Exercise is the single most efficacious intervention for older adults used by physical therapists. PTs should take into consideration normal changes seen during the aging process to design an appropriate strengthening program for the older adult.

About the Course Author

Sabrina Camilo, PT, MSPT, GCS, is a physical therapist who specializes in geriatrics. She is the coauthor of a physical therapy book chapter: Patient Management in Postacute Inpatient Setting. Sabrina M. Camilo, PT, MSPT, GCS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    1.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PT52
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Design an appropriate strength training program for the average older adult without a pathology ; Recognize normal changes in aging that are relevant for strength training; Understand the concept of specificity
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    Section 2: Normal Changes in Aging

    - Changes in Aging

    - Changes in Aging

    Section 3: Exercise Intensity

    Section 4: Change in Strength

    Section 5: Strength-Training Components

    - Intensity

    - Repetitions

    - Duration

    - Frequency

    - Specificity 

    - Power and Speed

    - Type of Contraction

    Section 6: Conclusion

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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