Functional Movement Activities Targeted for Patients with Low Muscle Mass

Program Date: 27 March 2020
Publication Date: 12 May 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify the connections among physical activity, health, and chronic disease; communicate the general recommendations for physical activity/exercise for older adults; define functional movement activities/exercises; and more. Originally presented as a live webinar on March 27, 2020.

Course Objectives:

• Identify the connections among physical activity, health, and chronic disease.
• Communicate the general recommendations for physical activity/exercise for older adults.
• Define functional movement activities/exercises.
• Ask questions and make assessments critical for the development of a physical activity/exercise/rehabilitation plan.
• Prescribe an individualized activity/exercise plan for your patients.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 8.2.4, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 43

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Kyle Timmerman, PhD, FASCM

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA
Dr. Timmerman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to arriving at Miami University, he earned a PhD in Exercise Science from Purdue University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Sealy Center on Aging. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts related to his research focused on physical activity, aging, inflammation, and chronic disease. His lab is currently conducting a clinical research trial funded by the National Institute of Aging. This clinical trial is exploring the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of weight loss and exercise training in older, overweight adults. In addition to his research, Dr. Timmerman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on exercise testing and prescription; exercise physiology; and research methods in exercise science.
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