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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:  Saturday, June 16, 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

  • Nurses

  • 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.

  • Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or other scents, as the instructor has allergies.


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.

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.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Florida: This program has been approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 7 continuing education hours (Approval #CE18-652404). Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

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.

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.

"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."
Patricia Walaszek
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