Summit Certification Series


Expand your geriatric knowledge

- Assessment, functional goals, and weekly progress reports

- Improve quality of life for elderly patients

- Earn your Summit Geriatric Certification


This comprehensive course series focused on geriatric assessment and rehabilitation will give participants an in-depth look at improving assessment, functional tasks, and optimizing overall quality of life for elderly patients.

What this certification series will address:

There has been an explosion of research documenting the ability of exercise to reduce morbidity and enhance function in the older adult. This course series will provide strategies and techniques based on best practices and the latest research to implement effective geriatric exercise interventions. Participants will learn how to improve functional tasks like stair negotiation, walking endurance, bed mobility, and transfers. Differences in types of strength exercises will be defined to help understand the application in rehabilitation. Participants will also learn how to communicate these outcomes by composing individualized, holistic treatment plans, setting realistic, functional goals, and writing daily and weekly progress reports that will demonstrate medical necessity and prevent denials. Participants will be able to immediately take this information and apply it within their existing rehabilitation programs to improve the outcomes for their patients.

What courses are included

"Functional Geriatrics"

Taught by Melinda Butler, OTR/L, OTD, BCPA

"Fall Prevention Strategies"

Taught by Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C

"Exercise in Geriatric Rehabilitation"

Taught by Nicki Dawson, PT, PhD, GCS

"Strength Training in Geriatric Rehabilitation"

Taught by Paul Frizelle, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, MTC, CSCS, PES, CES