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Assessing Underdosing in Aging Adults

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

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Recommendations in the APTA Choosing Wisely campaign have noted the importance of not under-dosing strength training in aging adults. This new educational initiative is stressing the importance of matching the intensity and duration of exercise to an individual's goal and ability. This course reviews the critical aspects of this research and facilitates the translation of this knowledge into practice, requiring clinician reflection and commitment to change.

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her BS in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and her MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has almost 30 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, and the majority of her…

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1. Underdosing in Aging Adults

There has been a 28% increase in the older population since 2004 with significant growths projected for the future. Providing appropriate challenge in regards to strength, aerobic conditioning, and balance is critical to promote safety.

2. Current Practice

Incorporating challenging interventions is key to improving outcomes in the aging adult. However, this requires making changes in the therapist’s current practices. This chapter will highlight the importance of reflection and knowledge translation.

3. Commitment to Change

A commitment to change has been shown in the literature to facilitate changes in the practice of medical professionals. This chapter will provide a specific strategy of how to achieve this and facilitate change after watching any course.

4. Observation of Case

This chapter is focused on a video case of a patient. Utilizing observation techniques, you will reflect on what outcome measures you would pick and what interventions you would do if you were treating them today.

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