I paid large sums of money to sit in a continuing education course all weekend long to have my brain refreshed about exercise. Specifically, new approaches to exercise. It was a good course with knowledgeable speakers. We lucked out (I think) and had the founder of the company and the course as our instructor and he brought a whole troop of his yes men with him. I could have done without the egos.
The information would be more applicable if my patients looked like my daughter above and less like they can't remember who I am. It turned out to be a high level orthopedic course, excellent for athletes and generally people who can walk into the clinic unassisted (which rules out all of the patients I see). I battle daily with coaxing people out of their chairs for more than just trips with their walkers to the bathroom and kitchen. Oy. Their mantra: make me better but I don't want to do anything to encourage that to happen.
Certainly I can get creative, modify the exercises and apply when necessary. I can do it. This money will not be wasted. If all else fails I'll use the information on myself and hopefully become a better runner. Speed squats anyone?