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Digital Seminar

Strengthening the Geriatric Patient for Function

Michelle Green
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jul 27, 2012
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Digital Seminar


Geriatric patients are training for one reason: function. Seated bicep curls will not improve ADL function and LAQ from a wheelchair will not improve walking. This course will provide therapists with the ability to progress our geriatric patients from muscular endurance in single plane motions to integrated strength and power training in multi-planar activities. Strategies to create exercises based on specific functional deficits will be developed through lecture, discussion, pictures, and video examples. Lastly, clinicians will take away practical tips on how to educate and incorporate the patient's family in therapy for continued cognitive success long after discharge from formal cognitive rehabilitation.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 self-study contact hours or .15 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 07/27/2020.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 1.9 self-study continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 1.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 1.75 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 2.3 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Michelle Green Related seminars and products: 6


Michelle Green, PT, DPT, c-NDT, NCS, has over 20 years of experience in the acute and acute rehab setting treating patients primarily with stroke diagnosis, but including other orthopedic and neurologically challenged patients. Dr. Green focuses her workshops on treatment development based on the ICF Model and identification of impairments limiting functional deficits from a task-analysis, hypothesis-driven approach. Her background in Pilates, Yoga and NDT has influenced her assessment and treatment approach providing her with an enhanced insight to movement assessment and guided movement re-education.

Dr. Green travels nationally presenting lectures on topics including Stroke Rehab, Geriatric Strength Training, Management of Patients who “Push” and Developing Functional Core Stability. Ms. Green is a graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, lives in Fayetteville, NC and is an Assistant Professor in the DPT program at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michelle Green is an assistant professor at Campbell University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  

Non-financial: Michelle Green is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association; and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants


  1. Perform functional task analysis of basic activities such as sit-stand
  2. Identify research supporting safety in high intensity exercise for geriatric patients
  3. Create progressive therapy exercise programs for geriatric patients with attention to specific impairments limiting function



  • Initiation of task
  • Proximal control requirements
  • Muscle recruitment


  • Point of initiation
  • ROM/Strength requirements


  • Studies showing support for high intensity
  • Outcomes of high intensity programs


  • Do they have needed alignment, activation
  • Which muscles, movement patterns need attention



  • Sit- stand
  • Climbing steps
  • Dressing/bathing



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