Physical Therapist Earns Certification
Physical Therapist Ian Inquimboy has been credentialed as a certified exercise expert for aging adults (CEEAA) by the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) section on geriatrics.
Inquimboy is the outpatient rehab program manager with Genesis Rehab Services at Fox Hollow Senior Living, an assisted living community that provides on-site physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and wellness services to its residents.
According to the APTA's section on geriatrics, the CEEAA provides physical therapists with a mechanism to develop and demonstrate expertise in the design and delivery of effective exercise programs for aging adults.
"As a result of his CEEAA certification, I have seen Ian perform new techniques with his therapy that makes his practice unique," said Nydia Brooks, executive director of Fox Hollow. "Through new monthly exercise programs including yoga and tai chi, Ian has incorporated more evidenced-based assessment tools into our residents' physical therapy programs."
Inquimboy said of completing the certification program, "My practice has become better with the tests and measures that I learned through this certification. I apply these principles by establishing and modifying my patients' plan of care.
"An eye opener for me is the negation of the perception that older adults need to be exercised gently. This course encourages therapists to push older adults to their limits with an evidenced-based exercise prescription and ongoing assessment in order to achieve maximum potential."
The CEEAA program series began development in 2004 under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn Moffat.
In 2008, Moffat and Karen Kemmis (now co-chairs of the CEEAA program) began implementation of the three-part program offered over six days.
The CEEAA consists of facts pertaining to the aging population, evidence-based tests and measures for effective examination of aging adults, evidence-based exercise prescription for aging adults and special populations, barriers and motivations for exercise, pharmacological and nutritional considerations for exercise with aging adults and complementary exercises (tai chi, Pilates and yoga) for aging adults.
Fox Hollow Senior Living >in Pinehurst is owned by Five Star Senior Living, a healthcare and senior living services provider that operates independent and assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, institutional pharmacies and outpatient health rehabilitation clinics throughout 30 states.
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