Exercise for Baby Boomers and Beyond
In today's rehabilitation and fitness settings, there is an increased emphasis
on client education; especially in regard to home exercise programs following
discharge from formal therapy. In addition, the rationing of health care
services as a result of managed care and Medicare allows patients less time in
structured therapy and requires them to continue their exercise programs outside
the formal rehabilitation setting. Furthermore, as the population is becoming
"grayer," they are also more active during the later years. For this reason,
there has become a great need to educate active older adults to exercise safely
and effectively so that their quality of life remains stronger and long-lasting.
This is where the great challenge/opportunity arises. Many rehabilitation
professionals are skilled in developing and implementing therapeutic exercise
programs for injured clients, but lack the strength to design plans for healthy
older adults. In contrast, many fitness specialists are experts in program
planning for the healthy population, but do not have a solid knowledge and skill
base in program development distinctively for special populations.
This informative one-day seminar will examine how the rehabilitation and fitness
professional can best develop exercise and fitness programs for
post-rehabilitation and healthy active adults. The continuum of care after the
discharge from formal therapy will be addressed specifically.
Participants will also learn to develop programs for the healthy, active adult
using critical analysis of the principal components of physical fitness as they
specifically relate to the physiological and psychological changes for today's
baby boomers. Attendees will leave this seminar with new approaches to working
with this population that they can apply in the clinic the very next day.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Identify risk factors specific to exercise
with the over 40 population
- Outline a subjective and objective exercise
program design assessment procedure that includes all primary factors
- Develop a safe and effective exercise and
fitness program explicitly for the older age group
- Analyze specific exercises for their
appropriateness for active adults
- Discuss the effects of aging on
musculoskeletal health and report on the trainability of older active adults
- Give examples of why adaptations to exercise
can differ significantly among participants
- Outline the principal components of physical
fitness and their interrelationship in exercise program design for on-the-go
- Examine and gain an understanding of exercise
program design rationale based upon the physiological and psychological
changes of individuals over 40
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
MICHAEL S. KRACKOW, PhD, ATC, PTA, CSCS, CEAS,
is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over 26 years of experience
in the rehabilitation and fitness fields. He also has more than 22 years of
extensive work with exercise program development for athletic teams, physically
active individuals, and persons with special needs. Currently, Dr. Krackow is
the Department Chair of Rehabilitation and Wellness, and Associate Professor at
the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia.
Dr. Krackow earned his PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Health
Promotion and Exercise Science. He received his Master of Education degree from
the University of Cincinnati in Health Promotion and Education with an emphasis
in cardiovascular fitness, his Bachelor of Science in Education from Hofstra
University, and an Associate of Applied Science degree from Orange County
Community College. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association,
National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Physical
Therapy Association. He is also a five-time recipient of the Who's Who Among
America's Teachers award. He has also given over 145 professional presentations.
Dr. Krackow's wealth of knowledge and teaching experience makes him a very
skilled and interesting instructor.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
- Certified Personal Trainers
- Certified Strength and Conditioning
- Exercise Physiologists
- Group Fitness Leaders
- Rehabilitation Nurses
The American College of Sports Medicine’s
Professional Education Committee certifies that Cross Country Education meets
the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2011-2013).
Providership # 650699.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
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 1: Domain of OT, 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
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provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
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Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
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Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
NSCA Certification Commission Executive Council approved 0.6 CEUs for CSCS and
NSCA-CPT certificants attending this event.
This program has been submitted to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for
approval of 6 credit hours.
This program has been submitted to the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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