Optimizing Exercise Prescription

March 23, 2022

This is a closed course. 

Target Audience

Physical therapists

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the interrelated components of exercise prescription and in relation to function.
  • Describe best practices for exercise instruction and increasing patient/client adherence. 
  • Recognize principles to optimize exercise prescription based on phase of tissue healing and primary goal. 
  • Develop prescriptions incorporating the determinants of exercise for provided cases. 
  • Develop exercise prescriptions incorporating multiple modes of progression/regression. 


5:00 pmIntroduction and review of components and determinants of exercise prescription
5:45 pmBest practices for exercise instruction and patient/client adherence
6:30 pmBreak
6:45 pmDeterminants and modes of exercise prescription and progression/regression
7:15 pmCase application
8:15 pmAdjourn


Tracy Porter, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Porter is the assistant director of clinical education and associate professor in the Des Moines University Department of Physical Therapy.  Prior to joining Des Moines University, she served as academic coordinator of clinical education for a physical therapist assistant program.  She has 24 years of clinical experience in a variety of practice settings.  Areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint dysfunction, pathophysiology, and wellness.  Dr. Porter graduated from Des Moines University in 1997 with a Master of Science in physical therapy and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in 2012.  She graduated with a Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Concordia University in 2020.  She has been active in leadership in APTA Iowa as delegate, secretary, vice president, and president. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/23/2022 - 5:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/23/2022 - 8:15pm CDT
Cherokee, IA
United States

Available Credit

  • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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