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The Evidence and Applications of Endurance for the Recreational and Competitive GeriAthlete (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA

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Financial: Mike Studer receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Mike Studer has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 172 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

In this presentation, we will cover the latest information about dosing and improving your older athletes' competitive and recreational endurance in sport and avocation. Debunk the myths of age-related performance and learn how to individualize the science of dosage, recovery, and prescription so that you can help these athletes achieve success in swimming, running, cycling, or other modalities.

Meet Your Instructor


Mike Studer received his physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. He received his postprofessional MHS degree in physical therapy with neurologic emphasis from the University of Indianapolis. He has been board-certified as a clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy since 1995 and designated a certified exercise expert in the aging adult…

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1. Myths of Competitive Endurance Training With Age

This chapter will showcase background information regarding the competitive GeriAthlete. We will also go over the learning outcomes.

2. The Physiology of Performance in Endurance With Aging

In this chapter, we will discuss and debunk some of the most common myths about aging specific to athletic performance and fitness.

3. Competitive Endurance Training Across Normal, Aging, and Pathologic Conditions

In this chapter, attendees will learn how to apply advances in training and rehabilitation to achieve what the aging human body is capable of.

4. Incorporating Strength With Aging Endurance Athletes

In this chapter, we will discuss how to be the best therapist, trainer, or coach for the aging endurance athlete.

5. Applications for the Recreational Athlete

This chapter will cover scientific advances in our understanding of aging and obligatory physiologic changes. Additional content will include advances in training to optimize potential that is sport specific and endurance-athlete specific.

6. Considerations of Competition

In this chapter, attendees will learn how to apply scientific principles that are now established for the aging competitive athlete to the recreational athlete for tennis, hiking, gardening, etc.

7. Injury Prevention With Endurance Training

This chapter covers specific training approaches that help to maximize benefit and minimize tissue damage.

8. Question and Answer Session

This chapter will provide answers to the questions asked during the webinar.

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