Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation offer Certificate Course for Professionals and Students

Attention Physical and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Nurses: do you need contact hours? Chestnut Knoll At Home and Fox Rehabilitation are offering two free, two-hour certificate courses for professionals and students on Thursday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 29

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, its as important as ever for industry professionals to understand the methods being utilized to assist seniors in the aging process. Students who are interested in these fields are also encouraged to attend and learn more about senior care and therapy techniques that are used today.

Achieving Optimal Aging with Physical Therapy will be held April 24 from 810 a.m., at Chestnut Knoll At Home, Phoenixville, located at 257 Schuylkill Rd., Phoenixville. Therapeutic interventions certainly have a role after a significant event has occurred such as a stroke, heart attack, or a fall. However, with evidence-based functional outcome measures, the medical community has the tools to assess subtle functional changes that can predict decline before an adverse event occurs. This presentation will provide data and information that will allow the attendee to understand the proactive approach to geriatric therapy in order to promote optimal aging. A continental breakfast is available starting at 7:30 a.m.; attendees must sign in by 8 a.m. Please RSVP by April 18 to Susan Knoble by phone at 610-933-0660, or by email at sknoble@chestnutknoll.com.

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The Importance of Properly Dosed Therapeutic Exercise for Older Adults will be held April 29 from 10 a.m.Noon, at Chestnut Knoll At Home, Gilbertsville, located at 1041 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Therapeutic exercise is a powerful intervention. So powerful that it requires prescriptive dosing similar to that of medications. This course will provide information about how to properly dose the frequency and intensity of exercise activities for the aging adult. It will also allow any member of the interdisciplinary team to identify an exercise program that is of adequate intensity. The tools and information in this presentation will allow the attendee to confidently prescribe or refer an older adult to a well-rounded exercise program in order to age with maximal function. A continental breakfast is available starting at 9:30 a.m.; attendees must sign in by 10 a.m. Please RSVP by April 23 to Linda Detwiler by phone at 610-473-3328, or by email at ldetwiler@chestnutknoll.com.

Both courses are free and open to industry professionals and students interested in these fields. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required.