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Functional Strength Training for the Aging Spine


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   6
Registration Fee:   $199

1. Evaluate the effects of degenerative spinal conditions associated with aging.
2. Identify controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for osteoporosis.
3. Discuss the goals of strength training for clients with spinal and postural degeneration.
4. Describe and demonstrate appropriate trunk, upper and lower body exercises.
5. Identify contraindicated exercises for clients with certain degenerative spinal conditions.
6. Develop safe and effective exercise and fitness programs that support the aging spine

Target Audience
• Certified Personal Trainers • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists • Group Fitness Leaders • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants • Personal Trainers • Athletic Trainers • Occupational Therapists • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants • Exercise Physiologists • Anyone interested in learning proper strength training methods for older adults

Confirmation Notes
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
By purchasing a distance learning product for continuing education, you agree that you will solely participate and complete this distance learning product

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Enhancing Strength, Flexibility and Function in the Adult with Spinal Conditions
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 28 million Americans (80 percent of them are women) suffer from the debilitating effects of osteoporosis while millions more experience the same weakness, functional limitations and diminished quality of life associated with other degenerative conditions. The problem becomes more prevalent as the population of older adults increases. However, with appropriate nutrition, exercise and guidance from well-trained professionals, adults can live more productive, active and enjoyable lives.
This seminar will provide you with hands-on, practical insight and understanding into some of the physical changes occurring in the spines and joints of older adults. Several degenerative conditions will be discussed along with how to address them through strength training and postural exercises. You will learn how to empower your clients so they can regain their strength, posture and confidence. New approaches and exercises will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced, allowing attendees to immediately adopt and adapt them with their clients.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM