A Comprehensive Intervention Design for Aging Adults

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney

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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. The emphasis of this course is on realistic and prioritized interventions performed at the appropriate intensity. Four major impairment areas will be reviewed, including posture/strength/aerobic conditioning and balance. Intervention ideas for each of these systems, and how they should build on each other and be progressed, will be discussed.

Meet Your Instructor

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

    J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at NOVA Southeastern University. She has over 20 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings with the majority of experience with people with neuromuscular deficits. She is certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). She also has extensive training and is certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) certification from the American Stroke Association and her Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults certification from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. She is currently an Associate Professor at Nazareth College in the physical therapy department. She teaches the Neuromuscular series that incorporates the onsite pro-bono clinic. In addition, she teaches an advanced neuromuscular elective. She has conducted nationwide seminars on the treatment of patients with neurological deficits, spinal cord injuries, balance challenges, Parkinson's Disease, and aging adults.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Case Pre-Assessment

    1. Case Pre-Assessment

    It is critical to always focus on the results of outcome measures during treatment. This chapter will review the impact of outcome measure scores on the design of interventions.

  2. Posture

    2. Posture

    The goal of this chapter is to increase therapists’ confidence level in assessing a patient's postural limitations and the impact they have on an individual’s goal and ability. The focus will be on comparing and contrasting multiple interventions that could be used to improve posture.

  3. Strengthening

    3. Strengthening

    The goal of this chapter is to increase therapists’ confidence level in matching the intensity and duration of strengthening exercises to an individual’s goal and ability. The focus will be on comparing and contrasting multiple interventions that could be used to appropriately challenge and improve strength.

  4. Aerobic Conditioning

    4. Aerobic Conditioning

    The goal of this chapter is to increase therapists’ confidence level in matching the intensity and duration of aerobic conditioning exercises to an individual’s goal and ability. The focus will be on comparing and contrasting multiple interventions that could be used to appropriately challenge and improve aerobic conditioning.

  5. Balance

    5. Balance

    The goal of this chapter is to increase therapists’ confidence level in matching the intensity and duration of balance exercises to an individual’s goal and ability. The focus will be on comparing and contrasting multiple interventions that could be used to appropriately challenge and improve balance.