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Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging

by Mark Kelly, PhD

23 Ratings

Type: Online Course

Item: C910862CEC

Description

Let's take a look at some new perspectives on working with older adults. See how making an early start on healthy aging practices and focusing on fun, mentally engaging exercises will help older adults to maintain functional status. Learn why and how exercise counters age-related declines, and also which exercises are required for different individuals. Walk away with realistic exercise regressions and progressions, as well as mentally engaging exercises that can be used to dial up the fun factor while enhancing neural plasticity.

Available Course Credits

AASFP
0.20
ACE
0.20
ACSM
2.00
AFAA
2.00
AFPA
2.00
CHEK
2.00
CI
2.00
IFPA
2.00
NAFC
0.20
NASM
0.20
NCCPT
0.20
NCEP
2.00
NCSF
1.00
NESTA
0.20
NETA
2.00
NFPT
0.25
NSCA
0.30
NSPA
2.00
PAI
2.00
PTAG
2.00
PTIA
2.00
REPS NZ
1.50
REPs UAE
2.00
REPs UK
2.00
W.I.T.S.
2.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the demographic, economic and technological factors that benefit careers in medical and geriatric health and fitness services.
  2. Assess client ability and assign the appropriate level of exercise with regression and progression techniques.
  3. Describe why functional exercises for older adults must include flexibility, neuromotor, cognitive, balance, cardiorespiratory and resistance challenges to combat natural decreases.
  4. Give examples of how form fits function and how Davis’ and Wolff’s laws come into play when older individuals stop exercising, walking and doing other ADLs.
  5. Explain how different exercises can counter sarcopenia, osteopenia and cognitive decline when the appropriate anabolic or mental stimulus is applied.
  6. Explain how to make exercise safe, functional, fun and mentally engaging by integrating cognitive and neuromotor components into the exercises.

Course Content

Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging
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Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging
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About the Author

Mark Kelly, PhD

Mark Kelly, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Mark P. Kelly, PhD, CSCS, has been involved in the fitness business for 30 years as a teacher in universities and colleges, and as a corporate wellness director, trainer, group (boot camp) owner and instructor. A nationally ranked duathlete and competitive runner, he currently teaches exercise physiology at California State University, Fullerton. His company, Principle-Centered Health, specializes in assessments and corporate wellness.

9 Reviews

4.3 out of 5 Stars

  • by Ronald Lyons jr on Jul 21, 2016

    mark was more than capable to keep my attention and devise new was and gam eto bring back to the actice aging clients.

  • by Gail Sas on Jul 19, 2016

    I really wanted the print out on this one. Can you tell me what Dr. Kelly's email address is?

  • by Susanna Gayedon on Jul 19, 2016

    I liked the idea combining of movements and brain games-monkey see, monkey do but not do what is said; using the wall for exerc

  • by Rebecca Bennett on Jul 18, 2016

    Good. Informative. Lots of demos good. Good natural speaker. Bring back please.

  • by Tony Quintana on Jul 18, 2016

    Presenter was awesome. Some info presented contradicted info presented by Dr. Sipe in session 231.

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