The Frailty Syndrome: The Role of Exercise and Physical Activity Interventions to Improve Function

Description: This webinar focuses on the evidence for exercise guidelines for older adults with frailty and clinically feasible intervention strategies. This course will present an overview of the frailty syndrome, evaluation guidelines, treatment approaches, and evidence for exercise and physical activity recommendations for this population. Appropriate methods of assessing frailty in clinical practice will be discussed.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the frailty syndrome and evaluate different models of assessing frailty.
  • Analyze the strengths and limitations of various frailty outcome measures.
  • Analyze the current exercise guidelines for frail older adults.
  • Apply evidence from exercise intervention studies to develop exercise prescriptions for frail older adults.

Instructor: Margaret Danilovich, PT, DPT, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy 

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this webinar for 1.0 contact hours. Approval #216-000069.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This webinar has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.

 Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00437. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .1 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


Financial: Receives a salary for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists