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Resistance Training for the Older Adult

Resistance Training for the Older Adult

Resistance Training for the Older Adult

This course includes
56:53 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in October 2023


This online course will describe the critical need for applying resistance training for older adults in order to combat frailty/sarcopenia, falls, loss of independence.

This presentation will explain practical ways to perform resistance training across a variety of settings. 

Join the Seniors' Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) for Resistance Training for the Older Adult.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this online course, participants will be able to:

  1. Create resistance training protocols for an older adult patient
  2. Apply resistance training exercises to a wide variety of older adult patients
  3. Appraise the literature surrounding resistance training for older adults

The Presenter: Dr. Alex Germano | PT, DPT, GCS, Cert-MMOA, CF-L2 

Dr. Alex Germano is a Physical Therapist with experience in outpatient home visits and a history of coaching fitness since 2010. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 from Northwestern University.

Alex is a board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) and has an additional certification in vestibular rehabilitation. Her practice in bringing exercise-forward interventions to patients is inspired by her participation in CrossFit. 

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
  • Resistance Training for the Older Adult
  • Welcome!
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Pulmonary System
  • The Immune System
  • The Reproductive System
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Neurological System
  • Reserve and Resiliency
  • Aging is an Issue of Reserve
  • 1 Rep Max Living
  • Assessment is Key
  • Baltes Model of Successful Aging
  • Optimization
  • Final Words
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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