Yoga and modifications of the practice can provide specific benefits to client populations. This webinar will highlight the integration of practical expertise with the scientific method to produce effective programs to meet the needs of diverse populations. Research of modified yoga programs for older adults at risk for falls, persons with Parkinson’s disease, postmenopausal women, and women with metabolic syndrome will be discussed. Additionally, current research exploring specific breathing techniques, medication and cognition will be included.
Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:
Dr. Signorile is a Professor at the University of Miami with joint appointments at the University of Miami Department of Kinesiology and Center on Aging. He has been involved in research using exercise to address independence and fall prevention in older persons for over 20 years. He has over 100 refereed manuscripts and 275 national and international scientific presentations. Dr. Signorile is a pioneer in applying the diagnosis/ prescription model for tailored exercise to improve function and reduce falls in older persons and continues to work on new technologies for improving independence. Within the context of prescriptive exercise he has organized and led a series of studies detailing novel tools to assess and improve independence. His most recent work has concentrated on sarcopenic obesity, Parkinson's disease and the modification of classic yoga training to target special populations. Dr. Signorile’s definitive book on aging exercise prescription entitled Bending the Aging Curve has been translated into Cantonese, Korean and Italian.