What Is Active Aging?
If you work with older people over the age of 55, you should understand their unique biomechanics. As we age, our bodies change. Many movement science professionals approach rehabilitation and healing with the older population like they would with younger athletes — and fail to get functional results. That’s because effectively working with aging clients and patients requires a different approach and specific mindset.
Our Active Aging course will introduce you to the truths of human movement, strategies, and techniques for working with an aging population.
This intensive course will cover:
- The foundational principles of Applied Functional Science® (AFS)
- How to achieve functional outcomes that meet your clients’ goals and meet Medicare standards
- Using AFS to treat clients individually by understanding their history, goals, and redefining functional results
- Achieving better results by viewing the body as a whole and not just isolated components
- How to work with and incorporate mobility aids like walkers, wheelchairs, and parallel bars
- The foundations you need to understand why you assign and do every exercise
This specialization focuses on understanding the unique biomechanics of an aging population, including anyone over the age of 55, whether they are in a nursing home, independent living, an athlete, or just want to maintain their hobbies and quality of life.