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Finding the right rehab plan for your older clients can be difficult! You need to integrate effective strategies that meet their needs without jeopardizing any other limitations they may have, all while trying to keep their interest to ensure the take home exercises are being done.

That's why we've partnered with international geriatric expert and innovator in optimal aging, Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA to bring you this comprehensive certificate course to step you through how to discern your clients' physical deficits and strengths to help them age successfully.

You'll walk away with evidence-based exercises to evaluate the key aspects of fitness central to optimal aging and learn to develop individualized treatment plans for each of your clients' unique needs:

  • The AFIT (Adult Functional Independence Test) - supported by research that includes predictive analysis and national norms
  • Over 30 exercises for posture, flexibility, endurance, strength, and balance
  • Evidence-based practice, standardized tests, clinical reasoning, goal setting and documentation
  • First-hand demonstrations and client case studies
  • And so much more!
Keeping up with new information and new treatment options can feel like a full-time job, which is why we will narrow it down for you, step you through the latest treatment research for older adults, and break it down into the most clinically relevant options for physical and occupational therapists.

With AFIT becoming the go-to assessment standard, Dr. Carole Lewis gives you the tools you need to help this growing population of baby-boomers prevent additional injuries, minimize discomfort, and improve their physical functioning...

Advance your knowledge and your practice, when you end this course with a Certificate in Optimal Aging. Transform your practice and your clients' lives with the knowledge you'll gain from this online course and the new-found confidence you'll have in your abilities!

Certificate Course in Optimal Aging
Retails for $459.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, you'll earn 10+ CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Help Your Clients Regain Their Functional Independence
Session 1
The AFIT (Adult Functional Independence Test) for Optimal Aging
Wouldn’t it be great to have a performance-based functional assessment tool to be used with adults 50 years and older to evaluate the key aspects of fitness central to optimal aging: posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, and strength? This session presents and demonstrates such a tool, the Adult Functional Independence Test (AFIT). All of the measures that comprise the AFIT are supported by research and include predictive analytics or national norms.

You will gain a better understanding of the importance of these measures and observe how to correctly perform the assessment as well as explain the implications to your patients/clients. Walk away with evidence-based exercises for the problems identified and learn first hand how to use them through three case studies.

In Session 1, you will learn:
  • 15 assessments that comprise the AFIT, determine where patients/clients fit within the norms and cutoffs for these assessments, demonstrate competence in administering these tools, and describe their implications for optimal aging.
  • 15 exercises for the remediation of the problems found in the AFIT and identify the evidence for using each exercise to address the specific deficit.
  • Appropriate interventions for the problems found on the AFIT.
  • Marketing strategies to help inform the medical and general community.
  • Motivational techniques to increase exercise adherence.
Session 2
Effective Interventions for Older Adults
Most clinicians have extensive arsenals of treatment protocols they can use to address their patient's needs. But new information and new treatment options are published every day. Keeping up can feel like a full-time job. In Session 2, you will get the latest treatment research for older adults broken down into the most clinically relevant options for physical and occupational therapists to use when treating older adults who have issues with posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, or strength.

We'll touch on assessment, but focus on evidence-based treatment options for older adults that can be used in the clinic or the community. Learn about the most effective treatment protocols as Dr. Lewis demonstrates their use. Handouts, step by step protocols, and patient treatment plans are included.

In Session 2, you'll walk away able to:
  • Demonstrate 30 different exercises for posture, flexibility, endurance, strength, and balance that are evidenced based
  • Explain why these exercises are important and why EBM is important
  • Monitor proper execution and progression of these exercises
  • Use 2 evidence-based taping techniques for posture
  • Describe 2 evidence-based mobilization techniques for posture and several for flexibility
  • Explain how to prioritize interventions for older adults
  • Discuss lower level interventions for older adults
About Your Speaker

Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, is well known as leader and innovator in the area of rehabilitation and optimal aging. She has served as the Editor-in Chief of an award winning international journal for over 30 years and has received top honors from the American Physical Therapy Association and The Gerontological Society. She has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. In 1983, she started a private practice in Washington, D.C. and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received two Master’s degrees, Health Care Management and Gerontology, from the University of Southern California and a PhD in Health Education from the University of Maryland. She currently serves on the Medical Faculty at George Washington University as a full adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics.

Her professional awards include the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award, the Section on Geriatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s highest honor, the Joan Mills Award. She is an APTA Catherine Worthington Fellow and in 2016, she received the Mary McMillan Lecture Award from the APTA, their highest honor. Click here for information about Carole Lewis

Certificate Course in Optimal Aging
Retails for $459.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, you'll earn 10+ CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
 
BONUS! Walk away with an additional in-depth CE training...
Retail Value Over $50 — Included When You Register Today!
Bonus 1
Effective Interventions for Lower Level Patients
This Bonus video focuses on interventions for the older adult who is struggling to stay independent in the community or who is already receiving assistance. This population ranges from bed to wheelchair-bound, to older persons who may not be able to go to a gym to exercise.

It's no surprise that the number of older persons is growing and that therapists are increasingly being asked to verify that the care they provide is effective and evidenced based. Many settings are also demanding that only the most cost effective and efficient care be provided.

The older adult who is not at a high, or even at a community level, is most at risk for decline. Hence the work of Physical and Occupational therapy is most critical. But we must provide the best, evidence based care.

Effective Interventions for Lower Level Patients provides concrete, evidence based treatment ideas in the areas of posture, flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance. A short piece will review the AFIT Level 2 and will be followed by specific interventions that can be used in any setting.

Dr. Carole Lewis will discuss and demonstrate techniques you can use to provide your older, lower level patients with the best and most innovative care.
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Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
View any of the video Sessions at your convenience with immediate entry into the online portal. You'll have unlimited access to all the materials, plus you can download everything to keep for future reference! Click here for course objectives and outline

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Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with other practitioners!

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Complete your CE tests online at the completion of each Session, with instant access to your CE certificates - earn 10+ CE hours. Click here for total course CE Credit. You'll end this intensive online training with a certificate of professional recognition in Optimal Aging.

Certificate Course in Optimal Aging
Retails for $459.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, you'll earn 10+ CE Hours — included in the course tuition!