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Getting Older is NOT for the Weak: Geriatric Rehabilitation for the 21st Century

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize indicators of functional status as modifiable risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults and how high-intensity rehabilitation can positively impact a patient’s trajectory
  • Apply principles of screening, monitoring, and progression to patient scenarios to appropriately prescribe high-intensity interventions throughout an episode of care
  • Appreciate the importance of continuity of care for successful implementation of high intensity rehabilitation and identify strategies for optimizing communication with patients and clinical colleagues in this context

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What You Will Learn

  • Recognize indicators of functional status as modifiable risk factors for adverse outcomes in older adults and how high-intensity rehabilitation can positively impact a patient’s trajectory
  • Apply principles of screening, monitoring, and progression to patient scenarios to appropriately prescribe high-intensity interventions throughout an episode of care
  • Appreciate the importance of continuity of care for successful implementation of high intensity rehabilitation and identify strategies for optimizing communication with patients and clinical colleagues in this context
Date Published

April 24, 2021

Publisher

Minnesota APTA

Subjects

Acute Care, Geriatrics, Home Health, Neurologic , Orthopedics, Research

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Summary

Healthcare reform has created an impetus for rehabilitation following hospitalization to deliver high-quality care and promote superior outcomes in less time. High-intensity resistance training (low repetitions, high weight or challenge) effectively improves function in community-dwelling older adults and long-term care residents but has not been consistently applied to adults receiving rehabilitation across a number of settings (e.g., acute rehabilitation, home health, Skilled Nursing Facilities, outpatient) following hospitalization. The dosage or intensity of physical and occupational therapy services has historically not translated to post-acute care settings according to best practice guidelines or in a manner consistent with exercise science principles. This course will present an evidence-based approach for the implementation of high-intensity rehabilitation that focuses on specific, targeted exercise training to improve strength, functional mobility, balance, gait, and performance of activities of daily living. This course will assist clinicians in determining a target treatment intensity based on best practice evidence, integrating target training parameters into common therapy interventions (such as task-based functional mobility and gait training, strengthening, and interventions for the upper extremity), and tools to safely monitor and progress rehabilitation intensity. This course will include a panel of experts who have successfully implemented this program into their own post-acute settings.

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Presenters

Tyler Bjorhus, PT, DPT
Clinical Specialist

Tyler Bjorhus, PT, DPT, Clinical Specialist, has worked as a PT for Aegis Therapies since 2012. Mr. Bjorhus earned his DPT... Read More

Sara Ochoa, PT, MOMT

Sara Ochoa, PT, MOMT is a National Lead Advanced Practice Specialist and trainer for Aegis Therapies and has been a physical... Read More

Dr. Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, Ph.D. is a Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program in the... Read More

Dr. Katherine Seidler, PT, DPT, MSCI

Dr. Katherine Seidler, PT, DPT, MSCI is a research physical therapist at the University of Colorado and Eastern Colorado... Read More

Dr. Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT

Dr. Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
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