Editor: J. W. Matheson, PT

Purchase course

  • Chapter 1: Physiological Changes Accompanying the Aging Process
  • Chapter 2: Rehabilitation of Common Shoulder and Elbow Discorders in the Aging Athlete
  • Chapter 3: Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Aging Athlete
  • Chapter 4: Achilles Tendinopathy and Plantar Fasiopathy in the Aging Athlete
  • Chapter 5: Balance Training in the Aging Athlete
  • Chapter 6: Sports Activity Following Total Joint Arthroplasty

21 CEU's - Approved by the NATA


Course Description:

This course will examine the physiological and treatment specific changes that are considered when working with the aging athlete. Each monograph will highlight how this special population requires additional knowledge and skill when being evaluated and treated by the practicing sports clinician.



  • Recognize the physiological consequences of aging
  • Understand the effects of strength and endurance training on the aging athlete
  • Understand the best practice techniques for rehabilitation of common shoulder and elbow conditions in the aged athlete
  • Recognize the current rehabilitation techniques and non-operative treatments for knee osteoarthritis
  • Understand the difference between tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Recognize the current rehabilitation guidelines for operative and non-operative treatment of Achilles tendonopathies and plantar fasciopathies.
  • Understand the risks and current recommendations on sports activity following total joint replacement.