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.
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 has allergies.
- 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
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.
Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
"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."
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapist Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Strength and Conditioning Specialists
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: Kentucky: This program has
been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours
(Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2017.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: North Carolina
NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education
Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy
licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2018.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Tennessee: This program has
been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for .6 CEUs (6
Contact Hours) TPTA Approval number 2017-360 for Class I Continuing Education
Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Minnesota: This program has
been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 6 hours of
continuing education hours, category 1, (Approval #0229) for Physical
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
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 -