As a trainer who works with older and frail adults, a solid understanding of balance and its complexities is crucial to designing effective exercise programs. Understanding the basics will ensure you know how to select tools (specific kinds of exercise activities) from your very smart “toolbox” that work on deficits or otherwise enhance balance. Ideally and clearly, your skills, knowledge and practical applications as a balance trainer are what set you apart from other trainers and positively impact your clients.
During this webinar, Sue Scott, author of ABLE Bodies Balance Training, discussed topics such as
- Components of Multi-Modal Balance Training
- Flexibility, posture, core stability and strength
- Sensory integration and agility
- Safety, progression, program development
- Re-tooling your program –making ABLE BODIES yours
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There are no continuing education credits attached to this webinar. However, Human Kinetics will automatically send an e-mail confirming attendance or provide webinar attendees with a certificate of participation upon request. To receive a certificate of participation, you must be registered and attend the live webinar.
About the presenter
Sue Scott, MS, is an exercise consultant, balance specialist, and active living consultant. In her work with older adults and through her fitness company, Renewable Fitness, Scott focuses on bettering the health and well-being of seniors, particularly frail older adults.
Scott has over 10 years of experience working exclusively with seniors and fitness. She has worked in fitness as an educator, researcher, consultant, and personal trainer since 1986. She is certified as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) health and fitness instructor and an International Dance Exercise Association(IDEA) master trainer.
Scott is the creator of the Adventures in Better Living through Exercise (ABLE) Bodies Balance Improvement Protocols. A National Blueprint on Active Aging grant in 2003 enabled Scott to research the effectiveness of the ABLE Bodies balance techniques in a randomized, controlled trial. In 2005, Scott presented her findings at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference in Nashville as well as the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) conference in Norway and the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Philadelphia.