Webinar: Aging Strong – Preventing Injuries for the Aging Athlete

August 21, 2019|12:00pm

As we get older, regular physical activity can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, regular activity provides countless health benefits as we age. On the other hand, we need to be more mindful of how we move and acknowledge any physical limitations or vulnerabilities that have developed.

If we want to keep an injury-free edge as we exercise into middle age and beyond, we need to train smarter, not harder, and be willing to modify and accommodate for our changing body. In this noontime webinar, you will learn strategies to help you keep your body safe, strong, and mobile for as long as possible while working around injuries or limitations. You will also learn the principles that make up “smart exercise” as well as review proper form and alignment during exercise and everyday activities.

We will cover some of the common injuries and physical vulnerabilities that surface after decades of being active, with special consideration given to the feet, ankles, calves, knees, and spine. We’ll also touch on the efficacy of self-care tools like foam rollers and small balls to address tight or painful areas.

Instructor: Teresa Maldonado Marchok is a licensed physical therapist, PMA certified Pilates instructor, and former soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She has been affiliated with Stanford’s Health Improvement Program since 1998 as a lecturer and Aging Strong Pilates® instructor.

Class details are subject to change.