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Promoting Cognitive and Mobility Outcomes in Seniors Through Exercise

Promoting Cognitive and Mobility Outcomes in Seniors Through Exercise

Promoting Cognitive and Mobility Outcomes in Seniors Through Exercise

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Dr. Theresa Liu-Ambrose's closing Keynote entitled: "Promoting Cognitive and Mobility Outcomes in Seniors Through Exercise" at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association 2019 Forum in Charlottetown, PEI includes important content regarding the cognitive and physical health of older adults. 

This course discusses the "Geriatric Giants" of impaired cognition and impaired mobility. In an evidence-based presentation, she discusses the interplay between the two and how physical activity can help improve one's cognition and thereby improve mobility.

In a time when older adults are a significant proportion of the population and most if not all healthcare providers will work with these individuals in some capacity, it is important to have the knowledge necessary to tackle these common issues of cognition and mobility.

Dr. Theresa Liu-Ambrose discusses aerobic and resistance exercise and explains the research supporting how those modes of exercise are proven to benefit cognition and mobility in older adults.

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Relevance for Practice

This content is beneficial for healthcare providers such as physicians, physiotherapists, occupation therapists, personal support workers etc. who find themselves working with older adults. With so much evidence in support of this topic, the content will help healthcare providers advocate for what is in the best interest of their older patients.

Join the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for this online course 'Promoting Cognitive and Mobility Outcomes in Seniors Through Exercise'. For more information about the CPA-Embodia partnership, please visit this page.
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Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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Teresa Liu-Ambrose
PhD, PT, Professor

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Health. She is the Research Director of the Vancouver General Hospital Falls Prevention Clinic ( and Director of the Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory ( Dr. Liu-Ambrose is an associate member of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

Dr. Liu-Ambrose has a leadership role in two major Canadian Institutes of Health Research initiatives in aging – the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA) and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Recognition of Dr. Liu-Ambrose’s research excellence include her national research chair award (Canada Research Chair), 2 national salary awards (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada), 1 provincial salary award (Michael Smith Foundation of Canada), and 2 institution research excellent awards (Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement in Clinical Research and Peter Wall Scholar Award). She also received the Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award as a postdoctoral fellow.

Dr. Liu-Ambrose is known internationally for her work in randomized controlled trials of exercise with cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research findings have been implemented in health authorities, translated into a provincial-wide program, and influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging.

Course Material included in this course
  • Promoting Cognitive and Mobility Outcomes in Seniors Through Exercise
  • Benefit of Exercising on Cognitive Health
  • What is Cognition and How to Test it?
  • Benefits of Aerobic Exercising
  • Resistance Training
  • Falls Prevention - Primary Outcome
  • Falls Prevention - Secondary Outcomes
  • Summarizing the Results
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Quiz
  • What's Next?
  • Feedback
  • Closing the Forum
  • Closing Speeches

This course has been approved for 3 CPD units by the South Africa Society of Physiotherapists (SASP). If you are a physiotherapist in South Africa and would like the number of approved CPDs to appear on your certificate of completion, please follow the steps outlined in this help article. 

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