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Three Core Components for Geriatric Rehab — Yoga, Pilates & Strength Training
Three Core Components for Geriatric Rehab — Yoga, Pilates & Strength Training


When:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Keeping Seniors Healthy, Happy, and Mobile
Strength training, yoga, and Pilates are great ways to build muscles and enhance endurance. How effective are they for older adults? Many experts agree that these are among the best methods for older adults to stay fit during the aging process. Now, some are even using this method as an effective option for rehabilitation and post rehabilitation. From joint replacements to osteoporosis to TBI – these therapeutic techniques can improve core stabilization, neuromuscular re–education, and postural correction, which in turn leads to improved carryover after discharge.
Enable your patients to address and overcome a wide range of challenges they face with strength training techniques, yoga, and Pilates exercises tailor–made for the aging population. Let Deanna Lesmeister, PT, DPT, CWT, STS, CPI, CYI, a seasoned Physical Therapist and Pilates and yoga instructor for 25 years, will guide you through the hands–on labs geared toward those with weakened core strength, reduced musculature, and other unique limitations and/or injuries. Active demonstrations and case studies will provide you with a unique toolbox that can improve quality of life and increase independence for older clients.

  • Pinpoint physiological changes related to an aging client and identify how those changes influence strength training

  • Determine the flexibility and functionality of clients in regard to their current mobility

  • Incorporate strength training exercises into a comprehensive exercise program for older adults

  • Identify effective therapeutic Pilates exercises to address specific challenges facing geriatric patients in rehab

  • Discuss case studies to identify successful injury rehabilitation techniques used with older adults

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Massage Therapists

  • Personal Trainers

What You Should Bring

  • Exercise mat and towel

  • Hand weights (if available)


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.
Athletic Trainers
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Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097. 6 CEUs will be awarded.

Exercise Physiologists
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Vyne Education, LLC. meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2016-December 2019). Providership #650699. This Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for 6 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.

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 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Personal Trainers
Vyne Education, LLC. is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Provider. This course has been approved for 0.6 CEC’s.

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 submitted to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours.

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.

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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.

"Dr. Lesmeister brought incredible energy, knowledge of the Pilates method, and an amazing ability to impart her knowledge, skills, and insight to her students."
 Donald Burns, PT 
"Dr. Lesmeister's application knowledge is based in practical experience which has generated positive and sometimes miraculous results of patient recovery."
 Bill Estes  

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