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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Introduction to Exercise

Lecture Name

Introduction to Exercise     $29.95

This lecture is part of the following course:
Functional Assessment and Exercise for the Aging Adult


This one-hour course describes common musculoskeletal changes seen in aging individuals including the sequelae of sarcopenia and osteoporosis. The role of physical activity and exercise and their consequences in mobility disability among aging adults is discussed within the context of the slippery slope of aging with methods to prevent the typical sequalae proposed.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 1.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of physical activity and exercise for the aging/older adult.
  2. Describe the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle at the individual and societal level.
  3. Manage the sequelae of mobility disability in aging adults.
  4. Diagram and examine the slippery slope of aging.
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