Rehabilitation of the Aging Athlete

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Editor: J. W. Matheson, PT

Earn 21 CEUs upon successful completion of this course.

Course Description:
This course will examine the physiological and treatment specific changes that are considered when working with the aging athlete. Each monograph will highlight how this special population requires additional knowledge and skill when being evaluated and treated by the practicing sports clinician.

Recognize the physiological consequences of aging
Understand the effects of strength and endurance training on the aging athlete
Understand the best practice techniques for rehabilitation of common shoulder and elbow conditions in the aged athlete
Recognize the current rehabilitation techniques and non-operative treatments for knee osteoarthritis
Understand the difference between tendonitis and tendinosis
Recognize the current rehabilitation guidelines for operative and non-operative treatment of Achilles tendonopathies and plantar fasciopathies.
Understand the risks and current recommendations on sports activity following total joint replacement.

Chapter 1: Physiological Changes Accompanying the Aging Process

Chapter 2: Rehabilitation of Common Shoulder and Elbow Discorders in the Aging Athlete

Chapter 3: Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Aging Athlete

Chapter 4: Achilles Tendinopathy and Plantar Fasiopathy in the Aging Athlete

Chapter 5: Balance Training in the Aging Athlete

Chapter 6: Sports Activity Following Total Joint Arthroplasty