Aging Confidently: Geriatric Balance & Fall
Prevention - Physical Therapy Training Seminar
Improving Quality of Life Through Training the
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans
have osteoporosis and low bone mass, putting them at increased risk for
osteoporosis. Approximately 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men age 50 and older
will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Falls are the leading cause of
injury-related death and nonfatal injuries in adults age 65 and older. The
National Council on Aging reports that every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen
in the ER for a fall-related injury. This 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
active and enjoyable lives.
This seminar provides you with hands-on, practical insight into some of the
physical changes occurring in the spines of older adults. Gain easy-to-use tools
to understand the risk factors for a fall-related incident and identify clients
most at risk of falls. Several degenerative conditions will be discussed, along
with how to address them through strength training and postural exercises. New
approaches and strategies will be demonstrated and practiced with hands-on lab,
allowing attendees to immediately adapt them with their clients. Learn how to
empower your clients so they can regain their strength, posture, and confidence.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Evaluate the effects of degenerative spinal
conditions associated with aging
• Identify controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for osteoporosis
• Discuss the goals of strength training for clients with spinal and postural
• Identify risk for falls and balance concerns
• Incorporate healthy balance and fall activities into their current exercise
• Develop and instruct older adults on self-assessments following a fall
What You Should Bring
• Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and
bring an exercise mat and/or large bath towel for the lab sessions.
• Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or other scents, as the instructor
SHARI KALKSTEIN, BA, PTA, CSCS, HFS, CPT, AHFS,
is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with over 20 years of experience. Ms.
Kalkstein is the owner/president of Fortify Your Frame, Inc., a personal
training business. Her practice consists of balance and fall prevention, fall
recovery, and improving strength and endurance of aging adults. She received her
Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of
Texas at Arlington, and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy
Assisting from Broward Community College. Ms. Kalkstein offers SilverSneaker
FLEX Indoor Balance and Strength classes.
As an experienced physical therapist assistant and personal trainer, Ms.
Kalkstein offers a comprehensive and unique understanding of the aging adult and
offers an effective exercise program that will strengthen and support the spine
as well as the whole body to help increase and maintain functional abilities.
Her wealth of knowledge and practical "field" experience make her an informative
instructor. She brings passion, enthusiasm, and innovative ideas to her
presentations and keeps the day moving with hands-on activities.
Excellent course, immediately applicable, great
use of humor and emphasis to clarify points. Very useful material, even for a
veteran PT with lots of education and experience.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Exercise Physiologists
• Strength and Conditioning Specialists
• Personal Trainers
American Council on Exercise (ACE) - Cross
Country Education is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a
Continuing Education Provider. This course has been approved for 0.6 CECs.
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross Country Education, LLC is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country Education is
an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6
AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific
course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level
Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is approved by
the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider by
the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0
Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice - Cross
Country Education is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of
Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6
contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Florida Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted to the
Florida Physical Therapy Association for approval of 7 contact hours.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the
Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board - This program has been approved by the
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 6.0 Clinical contact hours for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been approved by
the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 clinical contact hours for
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
NSCA Certification - This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA
Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -