Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones

Dustin is a Physical Therapist with a background in geriatrics, sports, and orthopedics. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 from the University of Kentucky and went on to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC-1). He blends what he has learned working with athletic populations to help older patients improve their capacity. The creator of The Senior Rehab Project, Dustin has been a key voice in shifting attention towards elevating the quality of care, and more specifically in many cases the intensity of care, that we deliver to older adults. He is also on faculty with the Institute of Clinical Excellence’s Older Adult Division.

How to Primum Non Nocere (Do No Harm)

We all want to improve our clients’ strength, power, and performance. Before that though, we need to ensure we “Do No Harm”. With complex medical diagnoses and medication lists as long as a novel, ensuring safety and appropriate intensity can be an intimidating task. Fear no more! This session will give you a clear framework on how to: ● Screen so you know your clients are/are not appropriate for your services. ● Develop programs that are safe for people with complex medical histories. ● Accurately assess your clients’ response to your interventions. ● Scale “dangerous” exercises such as the Deadlift, Squat, and Loaded Carries.


1. Identify clients that are or are not appropriate for your services.

2. Assess clients’ response to interventions.

3. Develop strength, power, & conditioning programs that ensure safety and effectiveness for clients with complex medical histories.

4. Scale “dangerous” exercises such as the Deadlift, Squat, and Loaded Carries.


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