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How Strong is Your Patient's Exercise Program? Part 2

presented by Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, ACEEAA, CHC, RAC-CT

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Are you still using manual muscle testing as the only measure of muscle performance for your older adult patients? Are you still using endurance and number of minutes as the only measure of aerobic capacity for your older adult patients? This course will provide you with evidence-based strategies to strengthen your plan of care to address muscle performance and cardiovascular performance impairments in older adults. Emphasis will be placed on functional measures to guide both the design of, the progression of and the documentation of skilled therapeutic exercise programs and aerobic exercise programs for older adults.

Meet Your Instructor

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, ACEEAA, CHC, RAC-CT

Ellen R. Strunk has worked in various roles and settings as a clinician, manager/director, and policy expert. Ellen is an expert at helping customers understand the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prospective payment systems in the skilled nursing facility and home health settings, as well as outpatient therapy billing for all provider types.…

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1. Urgency in Addressing Effective Exercise Prescription

The older adult is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. The healthcare costs of the aging population are a topic of much debate and concern. Medicare spending is at record levels yet health care quality is questionable. This chapter will address why efficacy of exercise interventions must be considered.

2. Measuring Muscle Strength

This chapter reviews the standardized tests that can be used as alternatives to traditional manual muscle testing. Chair Rise Test, Timed Stair Climb, Arm Curl, Supine Hip Extension, Heel Rise and Toe Tap tests are reviewed.

3. Differentiating Functional Tests of Cardiovascular Performance

This chapter reviews the standardized tests that can be used as alternatives to subjective measures of endurance. The Six Minute Walk Test and Two Minute Step Tests are reviewed.

4. Exercise Prescription Part 1

This chapter is part 1 of 2 and reviews the final three elements of a comprehensive exercise prescription: Duration of Exercise, Frequency of Exercise, and Progression of Exercise

5. Exercise Prescription Part 2

This chapter is part 2 of 2 and reviews the final three elements of a comprehensive exercise prescription: Duration of Exercise, Frequency of Exercise, and Progression of Exercise

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