WEBINAR | Corrective Exercise Strategies for the Older Adult with the Forward Head and Shoulders


This webinar was broadcast March 27, 2018. Your purchase of this webinar will enable you to download a recording. You must download the recording within 30 days of purchase.

A CEU quiz for this webinar is available for purchase via Fitness Learning Systems. Quiz link is included in your confirmation email.

Presented by Dr. Evan Osar

Many older clients present with the forward head and shoulder posture. What’s more important than the posture itself is how this alignment impacts function. The forward head and shoulder posture dramatically impacts range of motion in both the neck and shoulder as well as impacts the ability to optimally use the shoulder and upper limb. The great news is that by helping the older adult develop a more optimal and efficient posture and movement strategy, the health and fitness professional can be instrumental in helping individuals regain health, vitality, and improve their quality of life.  During this webinar, you will discover why so many older adults experience the forward head and shoulder posture and how they impact movement and lead to osteoarthritic changes of the neck and shoulder. Additionally, you will discover how the principles and concepts of the Integrative Movement System Corrective Exercise Strategy can help your adult client develop more optimal and efficient posture and movement habits and successfully move towards accomplishing their goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the most common cause of the forward head and shoulder in older adults.
  • Develop a strategy for incorporating the principles of the Integrative Movement System™ – alignment, breathing, and control – to help older adults address non-optimal and inefficient posture and movement strategies.
  • Discover how to integrate the principles and concepts from the Integrative Movement System™ Corrective Exercise Strategy into the fundamental pushing and pulling patterns required for accomplishing the older adult’s functional goals.

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Following the live presentation, registrants will receive access to a CEC quiz available for an additional charge from Fitness Learning Systems.



Dr. Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy. He is the co-founder of The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education, an education company with the mission of helping fitness and allied health professionals recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis.

An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, ECA 360 Fitness, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX, AECC, British Chiropractic Association, Functional Aging Institute, and Norwegian Chiropractic Association. He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and bodywork professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has developed over a dozen resources including courses, manuals, and DVD’s to support the educational needs of the next generation of health care professional. His mission is to fitness and allied health professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.