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Webinar: Therapeutic Exercise Dosing and Dosage in the Adult Population with Chronic Pain
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Webinar: Therapeutic Exercise Dosing and Dosage in the Adult Population with Chronic Pain

When: Wednesday, August 5
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States
Presenter: Frank Aerts, PT, DSc
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

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Course Description

While therapeutic exercise is a cornerstone of intervention in clinical practice, the framework to precisely prescribe the appropriate dose and dosage for each therapeutic exercise is not universally practiced. Well-intentioned clinicians often rely on guesswork to determine the starting resistance for strengthening exercises. This is especially problematic in the adult population with pain in that under-dosing may lead to ineffective exercises and over-dosing may result in additional pain and even injury. Implementing appropriate dosing and dosage strategies will allow the clinician to achieve effective and efficient neuromuscular responses. Application of hand-held dynamometry to therapeutic exercise prescription is a client-centered approach that brings individualized exercise dosing and progression; stimulates client engagement and compliance and demonstrates skilled therapeutic intervention.

Course Objectives

Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe dose, volume and dosage variables
  • Recognize how dose variables differ in three presented case studies with the same medical diagnosis but with different pain profiles
  • Describe the application of objective strength assessment as an individualized client metric for client motivation and engagement
  • Describe the use of hand-held dynamometry and Clinical Fatigue to establish appropriate therapeutic exercise intensity


August 5th
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Bio(s)

Frank Aerts, PT, DSc
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Certified Manual Physical Therapist
Certified Mulligan Practitioner
Certified Manuel Exercise Therapist
Certified Clinical Vestibular Therapist

Frank Aerts, PT, DSc is the Founder of the MET brands (MET Seminars, MET Equipment, MET Consulting). He is an international presenter, invited speaker, and lecturer on the MET framework for implementing clinical best rehabilitation in daily practice within a value-based delivery system to obtain optimal outcomes. He is the primary author of Inter-rater Reliability of Sustained Aberrant Movement Patterns as a Clinical Assessment of Muscular Fatigue (2016) published in The Open Orthopaedics Journal and he co-authored textbook Hand-Held Dynamometry: Guidelines for Daily Clinical Practice (2018). He has 25 years of experience in physical therapy including outpatient physical therapist, private practice owner, University health system Executive Director of Orthopedic Service Line, and adjunct faculty at Andrews University. Frank is a graduate of the Catholic University of Leuven (1990) and Andrews University (2012).


2.0 contact hours or 0.2 CEUs

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Format: Lecture with on-line Q&A.
Target Audience: PT, PTA, and Students. Private Practice Owners, Managers, and Leadership. Open to all Allied Health Professionals


Registration received by August 5, 2020
$25 APTA members
$75 Non-members


All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received before August 5. No refunds on or after August 5, 2020.