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2-Day: Functional Aging: Tools & Techniques to Improve Outcomes in Older Patients

Theresa A. Schmidt
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Are you spending too much time figuring out how to document geriatric function with insufficient time to enjoy what you do best: treating patients to maximize their quality of life? How do you efficiently select functional exam tools to develop the best plan of care for your patients?

In this 2-day interactive live webcast, practice fast and easy assessments for elders to that will simplify your documentation process, which in turn will effectively guides your treatment planning. Review evidence on best practices for implementing therapeutic interventions to manage mobility impairments, balance issues, falls, cognitive deterioration, stiffness, weakness and pathologies.

Gain skills to maximize function in aging adults across the spectrum, from the active sports enthusiast to the involved resident with multiple medical problems. Immediately design a rehab program for your geriatric patients that incorporates traditional and holistic therapy approaches. Start maximizing function, enhancing mobility, and decreasing pain with your patients today.

What You'll Need for this Webcast:

  • Mat or massage table for hands-on practice
  • Tape measure and masking tape
  • Hand sanitizer and massage lotion
  • Blanket and pillow
  • Mobile laptop or cell phone with Internet access (Internet/WiFi is not provided)
  • Wear comfortable clothing (i.e., sneakers, sweatpants, and t-shirt)



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 live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

Exercise Physiologists

ASEP members will earn 10.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.0 contact hours.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.0 contact hours. 

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.

Nursing Home Administrators

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 12.0 clock hours and 12.0 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.0 contact hours or 1.2 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

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 12.0 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 12.0 continuing competency hours.

Florida Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 14.0 CEHs. Course Number: CE19-702798.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

MEDS-PDN, powered by 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 course qualifies for 12.0 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 course qualifies for 14.4 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 12.0 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 activity qualifies for 12.0 continuing education minutes 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. 



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Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD, is the founder of Educise Resources, Inc., a professional continuing education and health enhancement company. Dr. Schmidt is the president of Flex Physical Therapy in Long Island, New York. She is Board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994.

Dr. Schmidt graduated Long Island University's Masters Program in Physical Therapy with Highest Honors. She served as Chair of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and faculty of the Masters Program at Touro College Physical Therapy Programs in New York, New York; at Nassau Community College; and CUNY Queens College. She completed extensive studies in Orthopedic manual therapies including MFR, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Joint Mobilization, high velocity thrust, visceral manipulation, acupressure Amma therapy, and therapeutic touch.

Dr. Schmidt received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of New England and has been board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by ABPTS since 1994. She has presented in over 200 cities across the US for NYAPTA, AMTA/NY, AOTA/IA, IDEA, ACE, New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research, Council of Licensed Physiotherapists, and private hospitals and clinics.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Theresa Schmidt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Theresa Schmidt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. List physiological changes associated with aging
  2. Select and administer outcome measures to identify functional mobility and balance impairments in elders
  3. Apply integrative interventions, including manual therapy, fascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, balance and neuromuscular re-education, and functional training to improve functional capacity in elders
  4. Identify alternative medicine approaches to improve mobility and balance, to reduce pain, and to improve functional quality of life
  5. Design an effective plan of care to produce a measurable difference in mobility, balance, pain and function
  6. Practice skilled documentation to show functional change using standardized exams
  7. Discuss current evidence regarding the efficacy of specific clinical interventions on functional outcomes in elders.



  • Balance definitions, systems and strategies
  • Aging process and epidemiology of falls
  • Risk factors in aging, medications, medical and degenerative processes




  • Exercise program design: Active Balance Clinic (ABC)
  • Tai Chi


  • What studies say about balance tools and interventions
  • Fall reduction, rates and risks
  • AGS panel recommendations on balance


  • Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE)
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA)
  • Barthel Index
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
  • Functional Autonomy Measurement System (SMAF)


  • Lower extremity functional scales (LEFS)
  • Disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH)
  • Measuring myofascial pain
  • Trigger points
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle weakness


  • Manual therapy
  • Neuromuscular techniques
  • Integrative medicine


  • Myofascial release
  • Positional release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Neuromuscular re-education


  • Address behavioral and cognitive issues
  • Reduce pain in elders
  • Mindfulness
  • Massage
  • Relaxation induction
  • Craniosacral
  • Reiki


Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators



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