Functional Strength Training for the Aging Spine – Shari Kalkstein



Functional Strength Training for the Aging Spine – Shari Kalkstein


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Shari Kalkstein
5 Hours 53 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jan 16, 2013


Enhancing Strength, Flexibility and Function in the Adult with Spinal Conditions

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 28 million Americans (80 percent of them are women) suffer from the debilitating effects of osteoporosis while millions more experience the same weakness, functional limitations and diminished quality of life associated with other degenerative conditions. The 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 productive, active and enjoyable lives.

This recording will provide you with hands-on, practical insight and understanding into some of the physical changes occurring in the spines and joints of older adults. Several degenerative conditions will be discussed along with how to address them through strength training and postural exercises. You will learn how to empower your clients so they can regain their strength, posture and confidence. New approaches and exercises will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced, allowing you to immediately adopt and adapt them to your clients.



Degenerative Conditions Associated with Aging

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

  • Uncontrollable
  • Controllable
  • Dietary concerns

Guidelines for Exercise

  • Goals for the aging client
  • Strength vs. flexibility
  • Stretching
  • Active vs. passive
  • Active assist
  • Evaluating and prioritizing types of exercise for the individual client

Modifications to Exercises

  • Posture restrictions
  • Postural modifications
  • Postural re-education exercises

Abdominal and Back Exercises—Demonstration and Practice

  • Guidelines for safe exercises
  • Neutral spine
  • Core stability

Upper Body Exercises—Demonstration and Practice

  • Weight bearing exercises
  • Non-weight bearing strengthening exercises

Lower Body Exercises—Demonstration and Practice

  • Weight bearing
  • Fall prevention
  • Balance activities

Overview of Gym Machines

  • Do’s
  • Don’ts


Shari Kalkstein's Profile

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Fortify Your Frame

Shari Kalkstein, BA, PTA, CSCS, EP-C, CPT, CMES, 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.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Shari Kalkstein is owner of Fortify Your Frame, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Shari Kalkstein is an Allied member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a member of IDEA; and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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