18th Annual Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Scientific Day (RP1605C)

Dallas, TX US
May 7, 2016

Americans are living longer and better than ever before thanks to major medical and public health advances and greater access to health care. The purpose of this program is to describe the role of exercise in adults and children to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. It will also touch on the role of lifestyle modifications and behavior changes in children through exercise, integration of exercise physiology into exercise prescription, as well as look at resource availability and resource allocations available for these types of activities among the able as well as disabled population. 

Target Audience

Physiatrists, Family Practice Physicians, Internists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, NPs and PAs, Nurses, and other healthcare professionals interested in the role of exercise in adults and children to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the impact of aging in the population on public health and the US healthcare system
  • Identify the rationale for developing programs that address functional decline among older adults
  • Review the current evidence base with regard to the use of rehabilitative exercise and care targeting the prevention of functional decline, falls and disability among older adults
  • Detail the risk factors, prevalence and health consequences of back pain in older adults
  • Summarize the functional consequences and evidenced based treatment paradigms for back pain in older adults
  • Identify new lines of research addressing the rehabilitative care for older adults with low back pain
  • Describe weight-related disparities that people with disabilities experience
  • Identify the primary skills the GLD AIM program teaches to promote weight loss through lifestyle change
  • Discuss the process and implications of adapting a mainstream wight loss program for individuals with impaired mobility including adapted physical activity
  • Identify risk factors for chronic health conditions during childhood
  • Discuss the role of physical activity in health outcomes of children
  • Develop rehabilitation interventions that take into account developmental level of children
  • Develop strategies to address care needs or delivery in children transitioning to adulthood
  • Recognize application of exercise physiology principles should be considered when prescribing exercise
  • Integrate the variables of exercise presription for optimal outcomes
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/07/2016 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
05/07/2016 - 3:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center - T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building
6001 Forest Park
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Director

Benjamin N. Nguyen, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



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Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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