Dr. Alex Germano // #GeriOnICE // www.ptonice.com
In today’s episode of the PT on ICE Daily Show, Modern Management of the Older Adult lead faculty Alex Germano discusses the different types of implantable cardiac devices that might be encountered when working with patients & how to guide your treatment sessions accordingly. Take a listen to learn how to better serve this population of patients & athletes.
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01:43 Dr. Alex Germano, PT, DPT, GCS, CF-L2
All right. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the PTI and ICE Daily Show, brought to you by the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Happy Wednesday and welcome to today’s segment of Jerry on ICE. I’m Alex Germano, member of the older adult division. Once again, being inspired here by our current cohort of MMOA advanced concepts in today’s episode topic, we just finished up our Cardio Pulmonary Week and the topic of pacemakers came up. What’s the deal with them? Should we be nervous about them? What should I expect them to do during exercise? How does high intensity interval training work for people with pacemakers? These are all great questions, and we felt like it warranted a podcast in order to dive a little bit deeper. First, let me tell you about some of the current offerings of the older adult division before jumping out into these incredible questions. Coming up this summer, we have MMOA Live on the road. We are in Watertown, Connecticut, July 15th and 16th, Watkinsville, Georgia, and Boise, Idaho, July 29th and 30th. We’re back in Frederick, Maryland on the East Coast, August 5th and 6th. We have our MMOA Summit, which is not to miss because we’ll have a revamp of all the new live material in Lexington, Kentucky, August 12th and 13th. We also have courses in Minnesota, Texas and California to round out August. So summer is looking busy for the older adult division. Okay, let’s start talking pacemakers. And really the term isn’t pacemakers, it’s implantable cardiac devices. This sounds like something maybe a bit boring on the surface, but these do have profound impacts on our patients’ exercise tolerance. And as prov