Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: Morbidity and Injury Prevention

Return to all Musculoskeletal and Sports Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Compare the four major types of exercise recommended for older adults: Flexibility, strengthening, aerobic, and balance.  
2. Develop physical activity plans for older adults with DJD/OA, using evidence-based recommendations and guidelines, aimed at promoting and maintaining health and physical independence.
3. Provide strategies to address common barriers to physical activity. 
4. Counsel competitive older adults on preventive measures for sports-related risks and injuries.

Additional Information

Technical Requirements: 

View technical requirements (opens in a new window).

CME Credit Information: 

View CME credit information (opens in a new window).

Disclosures: 

View disclosures and disclaimers (opens in a new window).

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020

W Joshua Cox, DO, FACOFP, Professor and Chief, Division of Primary Care, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Missouri

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020
Please login or register to take this course.