Hey there and welcome to the 3rd installment of this edition of Integrative Movement Insider™ (IMI) where we’ve been discussing a few of the key concepts and corrective exercise patterns we use when training our older clients with low back issues such as chronic tightness or discomfort.

In the previous videos, we discussed how to implement the foundational principles of the Integrative Movement System Corrective Exercise Strategy™ – alignment, breathing, and control – to help our older clients who experience chronic low back issues successfully work towards achieving their health and fitness goals.

In Video I, we discussed our 3-part strategy for working with clients that have chronic tightness and discomfort and have been cleared to exercise.

  1. Help them find neutral alignment of their trunk, spine, and pelvis (in other words, their core).
  2. Teach them to control neutral alignment.
  3. Train dissociation of the shoulder and hips so they have more efficient movement.

In the Video II of the series, I shared with you two of the key corrective exercise patterns we use to improve alignment of the thoracopelvic cylinder and train dissociation of the shoulders and hips.

If you missed either video you can access those videos here:

Part I

Part II

In the third and final video of the series I’ll share another one of our go-to corrective exercise patterns for improving dissociation of the trunk from the low back and pelvis.

This pattern is one of the most effective patterns for training pure thoracic rotation while ensuring that the rotation is occurring through the axis of the body. In other words, this pattern helps improve your clients’ ability to create pure rotation rather than develop compensations through their low back or even knees.

By understanding what causes low back issues and how to address these issues, you can be the specialist your current clients need and want – as well as your potential clients will seek out – to help them safely and effectively work towards accomplishing their health and fitness goals.

  • By helping our older clients become aware of the factors that are within their control and helping them become more aware of their posture and movement we empower them for success.
  • By paying attention to the simple things like alignment, breathing, and control we can help our older clients address many of the underlying issues that are leading to chronic tension, discomfort, and/or the loss of performance.
  • By helping our clients ‘earn-the-right’ by appropriately progressing their patterns we empower them to safely and effectively work towards achieving their health and fitness goals.

If you feel this information is relevant to the clients you serve and want to learn more about how to develop your confidence and expertise in working with older individuals that have:

  • Chronic back tightness
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Spinal stenosis and other issues related to the trunk and spine

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:

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.

And if you are wondering if the 3-day intensive ICEI program is right for you, check out what one of our participants wrote on her Facebook page following our Boston workshop last month:

“Just got back from a weekend of learning and application with Dr. Evan Osar and Jenice. It was an amazing experience. The instruction was clear, the hands-on aspect was so helpful and we also had fun. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Integrative Movement System™ and working with Evan and Jenice in the future to continue my education. Highly recommend their program!” ~Maria Elisa

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

Click here to learn more about our 3-day certificate program 

P.S. 100% Guarantee: We truly believe this is the absolute best and most complete training for working with older adults. If you attend our 3-day intensive program and don’t believe it will help your clients achieve their goals we will gladly refund your tuition. Therefore there is no risk to you!