Bridging the Gap Between Fitness & Geriatrics

Published by Ohio Physical Therapy Association and APTA of Maryland


The APTA said in their report, Choosing Wisely, "Don't prescribe under-dosed strength training programs for older adults." So how should we go about getting our older patients stronger?

Much can be learned from current fitness methods that are helping people become strong and robust human beings. Barbells, kettlebells, and prowlers are the tools being used to change the lives of young people. These same tools can change the lives of our older patients as well.

In this course, learn how to bridge the gap between fitness and geriatrics so you can promote adaptation in your older patients in a safe, yet effective manner.

Dustin Jones, PT, DPT, CSCS, RKC-1
Dustin Jones is a Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Kettlebell Coach, and host of The Senior Rehab Podcast. He has worked in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing facilities, and now in home health. He spent the first few years of his career working with a more active population and now spends all of his time working with older adults. He has a passion for advancing geriatric care and redefining what it means to be "old."

Originally Published

May 10, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Bridging the Gap Between Fitness & Geriatrics - Video
  • Bridging the Gap Between Fitness & Geriatrics - Audio
  • Bridging the Gap Between Fitness & Geriatrics - Handout
  • Bridging the Gap Between Fitness & Geriatrics - Bibliography

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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