The APTA said in their contribution to the "Choosing Wisely" initiative, "don't prescribe under-dosed strength training programs for older adults." Under-dosed strength training leads to inadequate overload to drive the physiological changes we are aiming to achieve in our clients.
Sarcopenia and frailty are 2 geriatric syndromes often categorized by low muscle size and strength, which can be largely reversed with properly prescribed and progressed exercise principles. Yet, many physical therapists lack confidence in adequately prescribing exercise to get their older patients strong.
This session will draw from current strength and conditioning principles and practices in order to equip attendees with practical knowledge to strengthen their older patients. Starting with screening, ending with execution, attendees will learn to build strength and improve outcomes in their older patients.
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