Put Some Muscle Into TherEx

This seminar provides therapists with up-to-date information on the often-underutilized intervention of strength training. Through lecture, demonstration and case applications, participants will gain a clear understanding of the basis of strengthening, design and progression of training programs, and special considerations for strength training in the older population. Interactive sessions offer the opportunity to learn and practice specific evaluation techniques for immediate implementation in the practice setting. Forums on specific strengthening exercises allow therapists to share and take home practical exercises for training the upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk with a range of resistive exercise equipment. An analysis of the precautions, contraindications, and program components for patients with a variety of rehabilitation and medical diagnoses provides a literature-based overview of approaches to strength training for these populations. Participants will expand their knowledge to design, implement, evaluate, and modify effective strengthening programs confidently for the older population.

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  1. Identify common myths about geriatric resistance training
  2. List at least ve bene ts of resistance exercise for the older population
  3. Describe correct terminology for muscle physiology and the age-relatedchanges impacting muscle function
  4. Be familiar with muscle assessment via the use of manual muscle testing,one repetition maximum, functional tests, and other objective measures
  5. Design, implement, evaluate, and modify effective resistance exerciseprograms to increase strength, power and muscle endurance con dentlyfor the older population
  6. Determine when and how to advance resistance exercise programs
  7. Share creative resistance exercises for the upper extremity, lowerextremity, and trunk
  8. Adapt evidence-based Ther Ex programs that utilize resistance training for patients with a variety of diagnoses and functional limitations

EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (20 CEUs or 2.0 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, KY, IL, TX and NC. Approved for PTs and PTAs in AR, CA, TN, and MD for 20 Clinical Contact Hours. Have applied for approval in OH, FL, NJ, and OK. Our courses also meet the guidelines for approval in PA, AL, IN, WI, WY, VA, AZ, DE, GA, NH, OR, RI, UT and MO. Courses are accepted for CEUs in NE, ID, MT, WA, CT, and IA. If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call. GREAT Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #5363. This course is not approved by ASHA or Board of Certification (BOC). Your tuition is tax deductible. Any reference to or mention of state rules or regulations concerning continuing education requirements are true and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of print. If you have questions, please contact your board or regulating body.

DAY 1 

7:30AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:00AM – Introduction

  • The Role of Mother Nature and Father Time
  • Current concepts in muscle physiology 

10:30AM – Break 

10:45AM – Taking Stock: Muscle Strength, Power, and Endurance Age-related changes impacting muscle performance

  • What muscle function do you lose over time and why? Find out here! Measuring Up: Evaluating muscle performance
  • Did you know MMT is not very reliable? Come learn why and what to do about it. Target Practice: Function oriented goals for muscle performance
  • Ever set a goal to increase muscle power? You will on Monday! 

12:30PM – Lunch (Working Lunch – on your own) Case Studies/Group Discussion 

1:30PM – Taking Stock: Muscle PowerTaking Stock: Muscle EnduranceGetting Beyond “Take 10 Quad Sets and Call Me in the Morning.”Resistance Exercise Prescriptions Parameters, and Modes

  • How long of a piece of yellow resistance band do you use for weak internal rotators? Did you know there’s only one answer? 

3:45PM – Break 

4:00PM – Getting Beyond “Take 10 Quad Sets and Call Me in the Morning.” (cont’d) 

6:00PM – Questions and Answers

6:30PM – Adjourn


DAY 2 

7:00AM – Continental Breakfast 

7:30AM – Prescription Practice Putting all this information to work in practice

  • How do you put muscle into Ther Ex? Follow our plan.Change is Good: Advancing the Resistance Training Program
  • Wonder what muscles need to get strong to improve bed rise?We cover that! 

10:30AM – Break 

10:45AM – Change is Good: Advancing the Resistance Training Program. 

12:30PM – Lunch (Working Lunch – on your own) Case Studies/Group Discussion 

1:30PM – Get in Gear: Diagnosis Driven Resistance Training Considerations and research based practices for resistance training for a variety of medical diagnoses

  • Have you avoided resistance training with CVA patients because it may worsen tone? Learn the truth about this and other protocols for rehabilitation. 

3:45PM – Break 

4:00PM – Get in Gear: Diagnosis Driven Resistance Training (cont’d) 

5:30PM – Questions and Answers

6:00PM – Adjourn

Participant cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.

In the event that a course is cancelled by Great Seminars and Books, participants will be offered the equivalent number of hours of online or live courses, or a refund. Great Seminars and Books is not responsible for course related expenses that participants may incur such as transportation, lodging or meals.

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.

Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25

Charlotte, NCSeptember 17-18, 2022

Course Location: Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1450 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105


Early Bird (thru 8/18/22) = $495

Regular Price (8/18/22 – 9/1/22) = $545

Late Fee (9/1/22 – 9/17/22) = $570

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Your Instructor

Wendy K. Anemaet, PT, PhD, GCS, CWS, GTCCS, COS-C