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Interventions for Older Adults Across the Continuum

Seminar Description:

20 Contact Hours

As the baby boomers continue to age, it’s no secret that the population of older adults is expanding – and will continue strong for the next 30 years. That population will enter all of our treatment settings in ever-increasing numbers. As therapists, we are facing heightened demands to work effectively with older adults in increasingly shorter amounts of time. Is your clinic ready for this influx of patients living long into their 80s and 90s? 

Those who have exposure to the geriatric population know that successful outcomes require an in-depth understanding of common diagnoses along with an appreciation for age-related changes and complexities. This course will provide an overview of several diagnoses commonly encountered in the older population and how to address them effectively at multiple levels of function. Interventions presented will be based on current evidence. Instead of rote lecture, this course will provide time to practice interventions for immediate use in the clinic. Proven effective protocols that can be individualized, one-repetition maximum strength testing, effective exercise dosing, functional measures, and comorbidities will be discussed. The comprehensive manual will include summaries of recently published intervention protocols for clinical use as well as functional tools and references.
The surge of aging baby boomers gives us a rich opportunity as they enter our clinics in unprecedented numbers. Take home over 50 new evidence based treatment ideas for older adults that you can use immediately to get great results. 

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate evidence-based exercise protocols for a variety of diagnoses and conditions in the older adult population.
  • Design exercise prescriptions, dosing and intensity for the older adult with a variety of impairments.
  • List trends in demographics of the aging population in the United States.
  • Compare and contrast common pathologic conditions in the older adult population referred to therapy settings.
  • Use appropriate functional tools and measures for the older adult population.
  • Identify factors which contribute to fall risk in older adults.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based interventions to address fall risk in the older adult population.
  • Individualize evidence-based protocols for older adults accounting for comorbidities and complexities.

Your Instructor

Linda McAllister, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, CEEAA, CEAGN


Linda McAllister, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, CEEAA, CEAGN has a passion for excellence in treating the older adult population. Dr. McAllister completed a Bachelor of Arts from North Park University, Bachelor of Science in physical therapy in from Northwestern University, and a Doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University. A board-certified geriatric specialist, she has worked exclusively with older adults since 2001.

Dr. McAllister has experience in skilled nursing, home health and outpatient practice and currently practices with EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, WA. Prior to 2001, she worked in rehab and acute care and practiced for 2 years in a remote hospital in the republic of Congo. Dr. McAllister has lectured nationally with GREAT Seminars since 2015 and is an adjunct faculty member of Arcadia University’s transitional DPT program, teaching content in Geriatric Physical Therapy.  She has been the principle investigator in clinical research studying sit-to-stand testing using the upper extremities in the older adult. She serves as coordinator of the Geriatric Trained & Certified Clinical Specialist for GREAT Seminars.

Linda McAllister is an accomplished therapist who while working clinically has conducted research, consulted and published articles in geriatrics. Dr. McAllister has several certifications in geriatrics: GCS, GTCCS, CEEAA, CEAGN. She has a passion for best practice in the older adult population. In 2017,  Dr. McAllister won the Outstanding Faculty Award from The Geriatric Rehabilitation Education Institute. Dr. McAllister is an advocate for evidence-based interventions and is an engaging presenter.

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.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

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.


Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25


Seattle, WA – May 15-16, 2021

Early Bird (thru 4/14/21) = $495

Regular (4/15/21 – 5/5/21) = $545

Late Fee (5/6/21 – 5/11/21) = $570

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April 15, 2021
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May 6, 2021


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Madison, WI – August 7-8, 2021

Early Bird (thru 7/7/21) = $495

Regular (7/8/21 – 7/28/21) = $545

Late Fee (7/29/21 – 8/4/21) = $570

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July 8, 2021
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July 29, 2021


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Fresno, CA – September 18-19, 2021

Early Bird (thru 8/18/21) = $495

Regular (8/19/21 – 9/8/21) = $545

Late Fee (9/9/21 – 9/14/21) = $570

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August 19, 2021
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September 9, 2021


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