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Digital Seminar

Strengthening the Geriatric Patient for Function

Michelle Green, PT, DPT, c-NDT, NCS,
1 Hour 54 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 27, 2012
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Geriatric patients are training for one reason: function.
Seated bicep curls will not improve ADL function and LAQ from a wheelchair will not improve walking. This course will provide therapists with the ability to progress our geriatric patients from muscular endurance in single plane motions to integrated strength and power training in multi-planar activities. Strategies to create exercises based on specific functional deficits will be developed through lecture, discussion, pictures, and video examples.



  • Learner will be able to perform functional task analysis of basic activities such as sit-stand
  • Learner will be able to identify research supporting safety in high intensity exercise for geriatric patients
  • Learner will be able to create progressive ther ex programs for geriatric patients with attention to specific impairments limiting function

Course Content

- Initiation of task
- Proximal control requirements
- Muscle recruitment
- Point of initiation
- ROM/Strength requirements
- Studies showing support for high intensity
- Outcomes of high intensity programs

- Do they have needed alignment, activation
- Which muscles, movement patterns need attention
- Sit- stand
- Climbing steps
- Dressing/bathing


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 2 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 2 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Arkansas

This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 2.0 contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois

is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 2.0 CE Credit Hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Indiana

This meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 2.4 contact hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina

NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2021. This course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education hours. 



Michelle Green, PT, DPT, c-NDT, NCS, Related seminars and products

Michelle Green, PT, DPT, c-NDT, NCS is a licensed physical therapist who has worked with neurologically involved patients within in-patient rehab settings for nearly 20 years. She received her Master's in PT form Ithaca College and her DPT from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has an extensive background in application of NDT to contemporary practice and focuses her coursework on treatment development following the framework of the ICF Model. Using her extensive knowledge and experience working in rehab and physical fitness, she has been a sought-after lecturer, presenting seminars on topics such as Stroke Rehab, Pusher Syndrome, Geriatric Strength Training, Developing Functional Core Stability, and Pilates and Yoga for Rehab Professionals. These courses attract the attention of both physical and occupational therapists alike, as Ms. Green couples evidence-based treatment models with a dynamic, engaging style to rejuvenate and inspire rehab professionals in their respective fields.

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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistants



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 287


Deborah K - LIVERPOOL, Pennsylvania

"Excellent course As a PTA I was doing what the PT said not looking at the task that needed to be addressed. I am a older PTA so these skills were not taught, very informative. "

Barry H - CENTERTON, Arkansas

"Excellent job, good presentationi"

Rebecca F - Columbia, Maryland

"Excellent, dynamic instructor who is passionate about the material presented. Enjoyable to attend her seminars."

Corinna W - Chicora, Pennsylvania

"Great course"

Rosemary H - GIBSONIA, Pennsylvania

"very informative"

Allison B - PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

"Good information and knowledgable presenter"

Sandra P - SAN ANTONIO, Texas

"Excellent presenter; thorough with examples, explanation of "why" an intervention should or should not be used."

Julie S

"really enjoyed this presenter"

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