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Comprehensive Approach to Aging Confidently: Geriatric Posture, Core and Balance
Comprehensive Approach to Aging Confidently: Geriatric Posture, Core and Balance


When:  Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Improving Quality of Life Through Training the Spine
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

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists

  • Personal Trainers

What You Should Bring
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring an exercise mat and/or large bath towel for the lab sessions.


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.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
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: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE011134.

Other Professions
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 practice.

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.

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