New Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult

therapist helping elderly man

Our Lewes West Clinical Director, Jenna Tryon, DPT, was recently licensed as a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy; a branch of the American Physical Therapy Association.

There is an abundance of positive evidence to demonstrate the benefits of effective and personalized exercise programs for the aging adult. Physical Therapists play a vital role in creating these programs. “Further education can enhance the ability of physical therapists to incorporate evidence into practice in order to appropriately examine and provide the quality of exercise that will yield optimal benefit for the aging adult,” as stated by the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

To certify, Physical Therapists must complete a formal instructive education as well as participate in supervised and mentor-based skills development, home-based reflection and critical thinking. Physical Therapists must also pass three practical examinations and a skills test, in order to be certified.

Our Cheif Operations Officer, Jennifer Walter, says, “We are exceptionally proud of Dr. Tryon for obtaining her CEEAA. At Tidewater Physical Therapy we encourage and support our physical therapists in the continuation of their education. Dr. Tryon exhibited a true commitment to her profession and her patients by furthering her education and achieving this certification.”

Tryon is the only Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult in Lewes, DE, according to the American Physical Therapy Association’s website.