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Solve Age Related Degenerative Challenges: A Hands-on Course

Jamie Miner
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You feel helpless and frustrated as you watch the older patients who come to see you suffering from a loss of muscle mass and subsequent weakness. If you don’t find opportunities to challenge their strength through exercise, the risk for injury and overall loss of vitality is just around the corner. Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS, understands the predicament all too well.  As an expert who has focused her clinical practice treating older adults, she has collected the practice tips you need to re-invigorate the ways in which you challenge patients to achieve the functional goals that they, too, are after.

The frequency, intensity and duration of exercise needs to match the individual’s abilities and goals. Are you confident that you are using the best exercise to address each patient’s unique and individual needs? Are you offering enough challenge to the older patients you see?  Maybe you have just become a little complacent...relying on the exercises that have become all too familiar, rather than thinking outside the box.

In this live webcast, you will practice new techniques to ultimately design safe, effective and individualized strength programs. You will leave with a multitude of new clinical pearls to help patients achieve the desired goals, despite the challenges that the variety of spine, gait, postural and trunk related changes may be creating. Let’s not forget that your time is tight...Jamie will provide analysis of the key evidence-based findings to guide your future treatment decisions. Increase your confidence and skills before you see the next patient!



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.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants


PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 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

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.0 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 6.0 continuing competency hours.

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 6.0 CE Credit Hours. 

Louisiana Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course was reviewed by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board and awarded 6.0 clinical contact hours.

Mississippi Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

6.0 Clinical Contact hours have been approved by the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

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 7.2 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 6.0 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 6.0 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. 



Jamie Miner Related seminars and products: 3


Jamie Miner, PT, DPT, GCS, has over 25 years of experience treating geriatric patients in the hospital, rehab center, home health, SNF, and outpatient settings. Jamie maintains a busy clinical practice at Galloway Ridge Physical Therapy Clinic, providing care to older adults on an outpatient basis and sees patients within a continuing care retirement community.

Dr. Miner earned her certification as a geriatric specialist through the APTA. Her expertise has been sought across the country to provide continuing education opportunities to experienced professionals on a variety of geriatric orthopedic conditions. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University’s DPT program and serves as a clinical instructor to many doctoral physical therapy students.

Speaker Disclosure: 

Financial: Jamie Miner has an employment relationship with Rehabcare, Galloway Ridge Facility. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Shenandoah University. Ms. Miner receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jamie Miner has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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Additional Resources

To order the DVD, Tai Chi for Rehabilitation, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindful Aging, please visit our product store.

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. Evaluate the effects of degenerative spinal conditions associated with aging.
  2. Develop a treatment plan to prevent or treat osteoporosis.
  3. Maximize strength training for clients with spinal and postural degeneration.
  4. Predict reasons for fall risk to support rationale for the exercise program.
  5. Individualize modifications to ensure compliance and optimal benefits.
  6. Recommend home safety modifications to prevent falls.


  • Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Implement measurable evaluation techniques and outcome measures
  • Newest surgical and non-surgical options
  • Preventative treatments – lab practice… prevention remains the goal!
  • Post-surgical treatments – lab practice with evidence-based exercise protocols incorporated
  • Aging spine with history of disc surgery
  • Bracing – lab practice with prevention exercise
  • A creative exercise program
  • Pain control
  • Realistic goals for the aging adult – and expected outcomes
  • Prioritizing types of exercises for the aging adult
  • Modifications for exercises to meet individual needs
  • Assessment tools – lab component to practice assessment techniques to increase your understanding of the patients’ needs
  • Priority of extension exercises
  • Modifications
  • Assessments
  • Neutral spine
  • Core stability exercises – lab practice of exercise technique and patient specific options
  • Preventing falls
  • Evidence –based assessments of balance and fall risk - lab practice of new assessment strategies
  • Flexibility requirements for function and mobility
  • Strength and endurance
  • Agility and balance
  • “I’ve fallen, now what? “
  • Cognitive issues and compliance challenges

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Exercise Physiologists



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