Exercise Prescription for Older Adults: Don’t Waste Your Time
As a health care provider, we are ambassadors for promoting physical activity and exercise for the health and wellbeing of our patients. We strive to provide exercise programs that improve daily activities and participation in life. But are we effectively prescribing exercise for our patients? Do we prescribe exercise programs that are thoughtfully designed to promote recovery and optimize function? Do we realize that exercise interventions that do not include properly titrated intensity lead to suboptimal outcomes and is an ineffective use of time and resources?
Many older adults are faced with managing multiple health conditions, pain, frailty, and the effects of hospitalizations and sedentary behavior, making appropriately dosed exercise a quintessential and time-dependent part of achieving optimal health status.
The goal of this webinar is to empower the participant to apply known exercise dosing principles related to intensity to older adults across the continuum of care: those who are hospitalized, home bound, or live life with multiple chronic health conditions.
About The Speaker(s)
Jacqueline Osborne PT, DPT
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Advanced Credentialed Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
Dr. Osborne has been serving older adults in clinical practice since 2003. She has clinical experience across the continuum of care, and for the majority of her career has served individuals with neurodegenerative diseases I the outpatient and community wellness settings. She has a particular passion for positioning properly dosed exercise alongside appropriately dosed medication regimens not only for chronic disease management, but also for the management of overall health and wellness regardless of health status.
Dr. Osborne obtained Board Certification in the area of Geriatric Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2007 and became recertified in 2017. She obtained the Advanced Credentialed Exercise Expert for Aging Adults from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012. Dr. Osborne was recently appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Science Board charged with supporting the development of a Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on Older Adults and is the first physical therapist in the history of the Science Board to serve in this capacity. Dr. Osborne has been an invited speaker locally and nationally on the topics specific to the care of older adults including of fall prevention, age-related changes, exercise prescription, bone health, neurodegenerative disease management, concussion management, and clinical reasoning in documentation. She serves the Florida Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association in various capacities including as a co-author on the newly published Clinical Practice Guideline for the Physical Therapist Management of Parkinson Disease. Dr. Osborne is a current Board member of APTA Geriatrics and is the current Chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.