PABC Course: Modern Management of the Older Adult (VICTORIA)

Modern Management of the Older Adult with the Institute for Clinical Excellence (VICTORIA)

Designed for rehabilitation professionals who want to elevate their clinical skill set in the management of older adults. The size of this population is growing rapidly and unfortunately the desire to manage them with cutting edge evidence-guided treatment has lagged well behind. Too often we see our older adults getting undertreated, both with exercise and manual therapy, apparently as a consequence of both fear and ignorance.

Take a deep dive into exploring myths and misconceptions of aging while laying out a clear current best evidence pathway to enable our older adults to not only survive but to thrive. A special emphasis is placed on progressive functional fitness in this population to stave off functional decline.


  • Prescribe, modify and scale functional, multi-joint exercises for older persons who are healthy community-dwelling older adults or complex clients with multi-morbidities.
  • Design appropriately-dosed exercise programs including progressions and regressions to obtain the intended outcome for your client who is older whether you’re in the home health setting or working with the Masters athlete.
  • Describe how beliefs, expectations, and stereotypes of aging impact older adults’ lives.
  • Describe physiological processes that happen during healthy aging as well as with the development of clinical geriatric syndromes such as frailty and sarcopenia.
  • Develop a thorough examination process with functional measures that are tailored for your patients.
  • Design evidence-based fall prevention programs to obtain the intended outcome for your clients.
  • Understand the progression and screening of cognitive impairments in older adults.
  • Determine appropriate communication and compensation strategies to serve older adults with cognitive impairments.
  • Develop strategies to manage, minimize, or reduce fear and persistent pain in the older adult population.
  • Develop strategies to advocate for older adults and become known as an aging expert in your community.

In-person/teleconference. This course will be teleconferenced and run simultaneously with the course in Vancouver. An expert instructor will be on-site at both locations and instructors will share lecturing responsibilities using teleconference. Hand-on activities will be facilitated by the on-site instructor at each location. 

To attend this course in Vancouver, REGISTER HERE.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm

Target Audience:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Fitness Professionals, University Faculty

Dustin is a Home Health Physical Therapist with a background in sports and orthopedics. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Kentucky and went on to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC-1), and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1).
He blends what he has learned working with athletic populations to help older patients improve their function. The creator of GEROS Health, Dustin has been a key voice in shifting attention towards elevating the quality of care, and more specifically in many cases the intensity of care, that we deliver to aging adults.

Christina finished her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2007 and graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2013. She is a firm believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. She began her PhD in 2015 in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Her doctoral research looks at the utilization of strength training principles for healthy aging and prevention of disability.
She runs and operates STAVEOFF Physiotherapy and Exercise Facility in Kingston, Ontario in Canada with her husband, Nick.

All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Temporary License from CPTBC

PABC Course Cancellation Policy:
PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event, less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.

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This 2-day course runs from 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, and 8:00am to 5:00pm Sunday.
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University of Victoria
Victoria BC

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