By James Goodwin, PTA, CSCS
As medicine and overall life expectancy continue to change, more and more older individuals are expressing interest in maintaining or even improving their fitness. The earlier prescription that the geriatric
population (65+ years of age) should avoid exercising is being disputed. Exercise is becoming commonly encouraged for extending longevity and decreasing progression of osteoporosis.
If you are interested but have never exercised, the idea may seem a bit daunting. One way to overcome uncertainty and avoid injury, is to have a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) performed by a certified professional. This will help you remain “Geri-ACTIVE” to continue playing with your grandkids. Give FPTS a call today to schedule a 30-minute FMS screen!