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Clinical Decision Making for Exercise Prescription in the Home

presented by Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

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How do you decide what exercise and what dosage is appropriate for your patient? Therapeutic exercise is a mainstay of rehabilitation and one of the most effective interventions to address our patient's impairments, limitations, and restrictions. Having an evidence-based framework for determining appropriate exercise given the patient's current physiologic function and contextual factors is the basis for sound exercise prescription. This course discusses a clinical decision making process for therapeutic exercise prescription and provides practical examples of its use. This information will enhance exercise interventions for practitioners of all levels.

Meet Your Instructor

Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTC, COS-C

Dr. Wendy K. Anemaet, a physical therapist since 1989 in home health, acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient, and skilled nursing, is an associate professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Wendy received her Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her PhD in Aging Studies from…

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1. The Therapeutic Exercise Prescription Framework

This foundational chapter defines what is meant by therapeutic exercise and gives examples of different types of exercise. A framework for clinical decision making assists therapists in selecting the right type and dosage of exercise would be best for the patient based on current evidence.

2. Principles and Parameters for Dosing Therapeutic Exercise

This chapter describes principles used in prescribing therapeutic exercise including progressive overload, specificity, and variation.

3. Prescribing Therapeutic Exercise for Each Frame of the Framework

This chapter describes exercises that would be appropriate for patients in each frame of the exercise framework. It includes indications and contraindications, types of exercise, and exercise parameters.

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