Assessing Underdosing in 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. 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.

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. Underdosing in Aging Adults

    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

    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

    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

    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.