In today's episode of the PT on ICE Daily Show, Modern Management of the Older Adult lead faculty Alex Germano discusses how healthcare providers can learn to assess patients' readiness to change when becoming more active, barriers they perceive to exercise and confidence in implementing a regular exercise program. Alex challenges providers to become a "guide to self-efficacy" with patients to increase their regular physical activity.
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01:33 ALEX GERMANO
Good morning, Instagram. Welcome to the PT on ICE Daily Show brought to you by the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Happy Wednesday and welcome to today's segment of Jerry on ICE. My name is Alex Germano. I'm a member within the older adult division. We are going to talk about a recent article that came out talking about how to address inadequate physical activity in our patients, especially older adults. The older adult division continues to charge across the country this fall with courses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Fort Collins, Colorado. That's happening this weekend. You can catch us in Oklahoma City, Bellevue, Washington and Falls Church, Virginia to round out September. Head to the PT on ICE.com website to learn more about our current course offerings. It does not seem like we're slowing down coming into the end of this year.
02:31 INCREASING PATIENT'S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
I know it seems a little lame to come on the podcast and talk about increasing our patients' physical activity clinically. I mean, I say this is a little lame because I think it's something like we're like, duh, we all know. We need to get our patients more physically active. And so it doesn't seem like the coolest thing we can talk about if it's a problem we all know about. But I thought this article added a lot of value to this conversation. Clinically I've really gotten to this point as a therapist where I believe that most of my patients' ailments, their balance concerns, the unsteadiness they have, the lack of endurance they have, the lack of strength could all really be fixed by joining a gym or performing some type of meaningful fitness in