Exercise for the Geriatric Patient: Morbidity and Injury Prevention

Return to all Geriatric Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

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. Discuss need for pre-participation (cardiac) screening.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/19/2021
Parent activity set: 

Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/19/2021
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