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GERAS DANcing for Cognition and Exercise

GERAS DANcing for Cognition and Exercise

GERAS DANcing for Cognition and Exercise

This course includes
1:24:17 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2022


Dance is an alternative integrative therapy that combines mind, body, and social interventions into one activity.

There is an increasing interest in the use of dance as part of rehabilitation programs to improve mind-body health and promote a sense of community among older adults.


Learning Objectives:

This online course will:

  1. Define key concepts (mobility, balance & falls)
  2. Review the latest evidence-based recommendation for falls-prevention
  3. Describe how dance may improve mobility and reduce falls-risk in older adults
  4. Describe different modes of delivery (in-person and virtual)



This online course is brought to you by the Seniors' Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is open to all healthcare professionals.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Seniors' Health Division

The Seniors’ Health Division (SHD) is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. SHD is committed to providing members with services related to older adult health and physiotherapy practice.

It is comprised of physiotherapists from across Canada who work with older adults in a variety of practice settings, including acute geriatric care, geriatric rehabilitative and restorative units, long term care settings, community based and home care settings.

SHD is a member of The International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older Persons.

Vision of the Seniors' Health Division: Older Canadians are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapists.

Mission of the Seniors' Health Division: To support our members in providing excellent physiotherapy care to optimize the independence and quality of life of older adults.

Course Material included in this course
  • GERAS DANcing for Cognition and Exercise
  • Welcome!
  • Functional Mobility
  • Balance and Falls
  • Falls Prevention
  • Exercise to Prevent Falls
  • Introduction to GERAS DANcing
  • Benefits of Virtual Exercise
  • Dancing to Improve Cognition
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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