Active Aging Virtual (On-Demand)

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Virtual (On-Demand) Events can offer you the best of both worlds, allowing you to WATCH FROM ANYWHERE from April 16th at 12:01am EST to April 19th at 11:59pm EST while still giving you the feeling of a live event. The Virtual (On-Demand) Event also includes the option to submit a question following the event. Additionally, your learning experience is enhanced with access to the Active Aging online content (included in your enrollment).

With over 70 million baby boomers the need for scientific treatment and training methodology that produces success is warranted. Active Aging is a groundbreaking specialization course for movement professionals who want and need to enrich their understanding of working with aging clients. Active Aging introduces you to AFS principles, and how to make the most of your time with clients, including training for functional results, the unique approach older clients require, and how to incorporate mobility aids.

Active Aging Specialization gives movement professionals "New Eyes" for their functional landscape. This specialization gives you the Why, What and How for better outcomes with your aging client. With the use of Applied Functional Science and strategies and techniques for the active aging individual this on demand course will introduce you to a systematic and dynamic training approach. Whether you work in an outpatient, hospital, skilled nursing, home health or gym setting, these functional based tests and exercises will enhance your results.

Features & Benefits

  • Learning principles of Applied Functional Science.
  • Deeper understanding of how to achieve functional outcomes that meet your clients; goals and meet Medicare standards.
  • Using AFS and PST process to treat clients individually by understanding their why, history, goals, and redefining functional results.
  • Achieving better results by viewing the body as a whole and not just isolated components.
  • How to work with and incorporate mobility aids like walkers, wheelchairs, and parallel bars.
  • The foundations you need to understand why you assign the exercises and perform the tests with this aging population.
  • Case Studies
    • Cervical
    • Shoulder
    • Lumbar
    • Total Knee
  • As part of your enrollment, you'll be given the opportunity (at the end of the course) to submit a written question. All questions will be reviewed and answered by John Perry in a video format.  The video containing all the Q&A's will then be loaded in your course content for you to view as you wish.
  • Access to the Active Aging Virtual (On-Demand) Event.
  • Minimum of 3-Year Access to Online Active Aging Content.
  • CEUs

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Learning Objectives


There are 70 million baby boomers in the United States alone. This population of men and women who have the need to move, look and feel better. The Gray Institute’s Active Aging Specialization prepares the Movement Specialist for testing and training of these individuals as well as aligning the participant with the tools for performance programming. This online and live course will position you with new eyes for the aging landscape, thereby positioning your outcome success. The participant will learn strategies and techniques in supine, side-lying, sitting , standing and during gait. The information is designed to be applied immediately giving the Movement Specialist knowledge and confidence when working with any diagnosis and activities of daily living.


  • Describe the primary principles that drive function of human movement
  • Identify movement compensations and proprioceptive deficits
  • Choose appropriate drivers and cues to enhance movement outcomes
  • Implement movement strategies based upon functional testing and observation of biomechanics
  • Identify the “Gaposis” between functional and non-functional treatment techniques
  • Develop a principal based plan of treatment to improve efficiency and effective

Refund Policy
Gray Institute offers a refund in the form of a credit to use for other Gray Institute Courses, only if the course material has not been started. Once the course material has been started, no refund will be issued.

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 70% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Active Aging Virtual (On-Demand)
Module 1 - Introduction to the Active Aging Specialization
Module 2 - Applied Functional Science® and the Active Aging Adult
Module 3 - Functional Muscle Function and Chain Reaction® Biomechanics
Module 4 - Functional Testing
Module 5 - Programming and Progression
Module 6 - Practical Application and Scenarios
Module 7 - Active Aging Case Studies
Module 8 - Documentation Requirements
Module 9 - Summary and Review

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