Research to Action Conference
The latest research is presented in a unique combination of active and informative sessions including practical applications. Delegates are energized and inspired by dynamic and innovative speakers and participate in hands-on workshops that offer tips, tools and strategies for providing the best possible exercise experience for older adults.
Training for Life
June 12-13, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Pre-conference: June 11, 2020
Brescia University College
Mercato Hall & St. James Auditorium
1285 Western Road
Keynote address, active sessions, research updates & information sessions
Lunch & refreshments
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Dr. Bill McIlroy
As director of the Neuroscience, Mobility and Balance Lab (NiMBaL) at the University of Waterloo, Bill McIlroy’s research focuses on: 1) advancing understanding of how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body, and 2) translating knowledge to help individuals improve their recovery after a neurological injury (such as a stroke) and to minimize age-related effects on the control of mobility. His team also works to develop new assessment tools using wearable sensor technologies. Their research is conducted in university-based labs, in clinic-based labs and in the community.
Christina finished her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto in 2007 and graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2013. She is a firm believer in the strength of exercise for rehabilitation, especially with older adults. She began her PhD in 2015 in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Her doctoral research looks at the utilization of strength training principles for healthy aging and prevention of disability. She runs and operates STAVEOFF Physiotherapy and Exercise Facility in Kingston, Ontario in Canada with her husband, Nick.
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Tiered Exercise Program
Very frail, sedentary older adults who have lost significant physical capacity can improve functional mobility and experience the accompanying physical and mental health benefits by engaging in a simple progressive exercise program. Students learn 3 program tiers, each comprised of 10 simple, progressive exercises designed to improve mobility levels of individuals with varying levels of frailty. Length: 4 hours, Prerequisite(s): None, Registration Fee: $100.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more
Tiered Exercise Program Facilitator
This program was designed for individuals in leadership/supervisory roles who want to deliver Tierd Exercise Program training to interested individuals in their communities. Facilitator session length: 7 hours, Prerequisite(s): None, Registration Fee: $400.00 + applicable provincial tax. Learn more
Strength Training for Seniors
This session begins with a review of SFIC strengthening guidelines. Participants will also learn a variety of upper body, lower body and core strengthening exercises for high and low mobility senior fitness classes that adhere to the Seniors’ Fitness Instructors Course certification standard. The session includes choreography instruction and tips for modification of strengthening exercises performed with body weight, resistance bands and handheld weights as well as practice and teaching time. Length: 4 hours, Prerequisite(s): None, Registration Fee: $100.00 + applicable provincial tax. Register
Cardiorespiratory Endurance Training for Seniors
This session begins with a review of SFIC cardiorespiratory endurance guidelines. Participants will also learn a variety of of aerobic foundation movements to build sequences for high and low mobility senior fitness classes that adhere to the Seniors’ Fitness Instructors Course certification standard. The session includes choreography instruction, tips for multi-level teaching, exercise modification and music tempo implementation. Length: 4 hours, Prerequisite(s): None, Registration Fee: $100.00 + applicable provincial tax. Register
Free parking will be available in the main parking lot off of Brescia Drive. See parking map for more details.
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