Training the Older Client with Knee Problems – Part III

Hi and welcome to Part III of this 3-part series of Integrative Movement Insider™ (IMI) on training older clients with knee problems.

During the first two parts of this series we covered:

  • The anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint.
  • What commonly goes wrong and leads to problems in our older clients.
  • How to modify a very common stretch for the hamstrings.

If you missed either part of the series you can access them here:

Part I

Part II

In the third and final part of this series I will cover one of the most common corrective exercise patterns to improve alignment and control of the knees.

This corrective exercise pattern is incredibly effective for older clients because:

  • It can be performed by clients even if they currently have knee discomfort and have been cleared to exercise.
  • Improves alignment and control of the knee and lower extremity.
  • Increases length in the hamstrings while teaching eccentric control of the posterior hip (this is the most important function of this pattern).

And if you’re looking for further resources in working with your older clients than be sure to check out the Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ certification program. This certification program was designed exclusively for those of you that work with older clients like we do in our office.

If you like this information and want to learn more about how to develop your confidence and expertise in working with older clients then consider joining us for our one-day events.

We will be sharing these concepts in our one-day, intensive training – Corrective and Progressive Exercise for the Older Client: The Trunk and Spine-Level I.

We’ll be at the following locations this year doing our one-day training:

Click here to learn more about our one-day events.

You will leave this training with the tools and strategies you need to successfully work with and attract older clients. You won’t think the same about training this population after attending this workshop!

If you are looking for a more complete look at training the older client with core, shoulder, and/or hip issues then consider joining us for the complete training, the Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ Certificate Program where we cover:

  • Functional anatomy, biomechanics, and control of the core, shoulder and hip complexes.
  • Simple and easy-to-implement assessments and key corrective exercise principles to improve core, shoulder, and hip function.
  • How to integrate the key corrective exercise principles into the fundamental movement patterns – squatting, lunging, bending, rotating, pushing, pulling, balance and gait – to help your clients accomplish their health and fitness goals.
  • How to integrate these concepts into your one-on-one and group training classes.
  • How to educate your client as well as communicate with other professionals about what you do.

This is really the most unique and practical workshop for understanding how to work with older individuals and empower them to be proactive with their health.

Click here to learn more about our 3-day Certificate Program.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our one-day events or at our 3-day intensive Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ certificate program later this year in Atlanta, GA or Chicago, IL.