Comprehensive Approach to Aging Confidently:
Geriatric Posture, Core and Balance
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.
- 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 degeneration
- Identify risk for falls and balance concerns
- Incorporate healthy balance and fall
activities into their current exercise program
- 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.
Note: Please refrain from wearing
strong perfumes or other scents, as the instructor has allergies
DEANNA LESMEISTER, PT, DPT, CWT, STS, CPI, CYI,
is a senior geriatric clinician whose experience as a practicing physical
therapist and clinical educator spans over 25 years. In addition to earning her
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University and a Masters in
Gerontology from Wichita State University, she has developed an eclectic
skillset through national certifications in Pilates, strength training, and
yoga, integrating techniques from each discipline to promote whole body
wellness, injury prevention, mobility, and function throughout the aging
process. In conjunction with her practice, she is an accomplished national
speaker, and she also presides as the President of D’Pilates Physical Therapy
and Education, a continuing education provider for physical and occupational
therapists, as well as a number of other healthcare professionals.
Kimberly Lauer, MPT, is a licensed
physical therapist, certified yoga instructor, and adaptive yoga therapist with
over 27 years of experience in the integrative health care profession. Ms. Lauer
has owned and managed Hart Physical Therapy for the last 19 years, designing and
teaching health programs for acute & chronic disease management, rehab from
injury/surgery, and addiction recovery. Using a functional outcome model to
evaluate each client, she facilitates goal setting for success with clear
objectives that are measurable, functional, & reimbursable. In addition, she has
served as the Corporate Wellness Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center,
where her research on the benefits of exercise intervention resulted in lower
insurance rates for all SPLC employees.
Over the past ten years, Ms. Lauer has delivered seminars on balance disorders,
fall prevention, spine health, core research, safety awareness, therapeutic
yoga, & mindfulness meditation. Known for her enthusiasm, passion, & innovative
ideas, Ms. Lauer creates an atmosphere that is fun, functional, & interactive.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Exercise Physiologists
- Strength and Conditioning Specialists
- Personal Trainers
CREDITS - CE Approvals
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider
of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 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.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New York
Vyne Education, LLC. is recognized by the New York State Education
Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for
physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This
seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist
Assistants: Maryland: This course has been approved by the Maryland State
Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia -
Credit Available Until: 1/12/2018
This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval #CCE-R17-28). Approval of this course
does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the
views of the presenter or sponsor.
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 requirements.
Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of
All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring
the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.
Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates
will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the
educational offering and evaluation form.
Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are
offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's
attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended
certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be
provided upon calling Vyne Education.
ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at
least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or
distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -