January 2021 SPIN Meeting- Physical Ability & The Aging Adult - Optimizing Movement for Independence

Date: January 25, 2021

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Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 821 7071 6887

Passcode: 236416

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Topic: Aging is a process in which all individuals either passively or actively participate. While a decline in physical ability is inevitable to some degree, many variables remain in one's control and can tip the scales in favor of maximizing physical independence over time.

This session will address ways to optimize movement across the aging spectrum, addressing limitations that lead to a decline in physical independence. Too often for the aging adult and their families, this is a predominant factor determining the appropriate level of care. Ways to apply key concepts will be provided to participants for their target populations for a variety of settings from complete independent living to the skilled level of care.


  • Understand a model of what successful physical aging looks like

  • Identify the key elements of balance control and fall prevention

  • Apply three action steps for your setting or population to promote successful physical aging

Speaker: Matt Whitaker, MPT received his professional degree in 1998 from Loma Linda University. His first 9 years of practice was in neurologic rehabilitation with a focus on vestibular and balance dysfunctions, which he continues to have a special interest in treating. Over the past 13 years his area of care has concentrated largely on orthopedic care. He has practiced in all levels of care within the healthcare system. Outside of treating patients, Matt has taught physical therapy students in the clinic and the classroom, lectured to medical students and residents, provided post-graduate continuing education training to physical therapists, directed therapy programs for two hospitals, and owned a private physical therapy practice prior to establishing, and co-owning Evolve Physical Therapy with locations in Sherwood and Bethany. Important information about CEU Credits: Oregon Health Authority no longer pre-approves CEU’s. Go to https://bit.ly/2to0nwB to determine if this presentation will count towards annual CEU requirement for Nursing and Residential Care administrators.

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