Podcasts for Physiotherapists working with Older Adults.
Aging Well: 70+ Adults and a PT Share How To Thrive, Despite Chronic Conditions
Too many older adults find themselves in a pickle. They want to feel good but find themselves sitting too much, out of shape, and out of sorts.
Andy Leighton found an answer to that problem in pickleball. He says the game has lessened the effects of his Parkinson disease. It also has turned him into a competitive athlete in his 70s. Andy was even named Athlete of the Month for September 2020 by the National Senior Games Association.
Another prominent athlete in her 70s, Patsy Lillehei, joins us too. She talks about her transition from overweight and underactive in her mid-60s to competitive triathlete. Patsy is a Senior Games participant despite health conditions that might have stalled someone less determined. She shares why her motto is “motion is medicine.”
Andy and Patsy also discuss the role physical therapy has played in helping them stay healthy and active.
Joining them is Becca Jordre, a physical therapist who works with older adults. Becca has a passion for promoting physical activity for healthy aging. She shares her perspectives as one who has studied and seen the power of physical activity to transform lives.Go to APTA Podcast
MMOA (Modern Management of the Older Adult) helps rehab & fitness pros get results with older adults. Brought to you by the Institute of Clinical Excellence, tune in to hear pertinent geriatric discussions, relevant research, & treatment ideas. Good for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistants, Students, New Grads, Seasoned Veterans, Geriatricians, & Fitness Professionals.Go to Geri on ICE Podcast (iTunes)