Achieve More Physical Therapy, PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Aging Well Academy Community Education
Community Education

Aging Well Academy is the education initiative under Achieve More Physical Therapy, PLLC. Education is woven through all services in addition to providing community and group presentations. Our mission is to educate and inspire adults to improve their health, fitness and quality of life.

Aging Well Academy Community Education

Speaking Events

Nancy is committed to educating members of the community about the benefits of exercise:

  • Feel energized
  • Participate in activities you enjoy
  • Increase your confidence
  • Truly live your life!
 
"Let me use my 20+ years of experience as a licensed physical therapist and exercise specialist to help you feel better and return to the activities you enjoy."
 
  • Groups:
    Contact Nancy at 585 406-0526 to speak to your group about the importance of movement, exercise and aging well.
  • Senior Communities:
    If you are responsible for the well-being of those in a community or facility, let Nancy provide a seminar, workshop and/or safety assessments to benefit your residents.
 
Call (585) 406-0526 for more information
and to schedule your event now.
 

Aging Well FAQ's

1) I don't have osteoporosis. Should I still attend the Fall Prevention class?

Absolutely! Movement and exercise on a regular basis are critical for long term health, fitness and quality of life. This class provides practical strategies for fall prevention and how to build strong bones, whether or not you now have osteoporosis. Fall prevention MUST include movement and exercise to maximize range of motion, strength and function. For those with osteoporosis or osteopenia, it is important to seek out safe bone strengthening strategies that integrate alignment and balance techniques. Even if you don't have osteoporosis or osteopenia, strengthening our bones is important and can be done at any age.

 

2) What is your new Exercise and Dementia class all about?

Aging Well: Exercise/Cognition/Dementia - What's the Connection?
Nancy Alexander, PT, CSCS, ACE Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Licensed Buff Bones® Instructor

Nancy continues her Aging Well Academy by educating and inspiring adults to improve their health, fitness and quality of life. Join her and explore the role exercise plays in cognition, memory and dementia. Regular exercise, according to some recent studies, is crucial to keeping physically and mentally fit regardless of your age. The exercise you do today can benefit your cognition decades down the road. Already have dementia? Exercise can help improve your cognition now too. We'll review the recent evidence in this classroom style format. Based on the literature, I'll recommend what type of exercise is best to help keep your brain sharp.

Class held at Lifetime Care on Friday, Sept. 8 from 1-2:15pm.

 

3) What is Buff Bones®?

Aging Well with Buff Bones®
Aging Well Academy Community Education - Buff Bones
Nancy Alexander, PT, CSCS, ACE Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Licensed Buff Bones® Instructor.

Nancy continues her Aging Well Academy by educating and inspiring adults to improve their health, fitness and quality of life. Join her for a new and fun workout that builds your bones and boosts your balance. This class is a series of 8 sessions that integrates Pilates, strength training, functional movement and rehabilitative exercises to improve the health and longevity of your bones and joints. Exercises are presented at an introductory level which allows you to learn the exercises properly at a comfortable pace. This program is safe for those with osteoporosis. Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed, full body workout that only licensed instructors can teach. Participants must be able to stand on both feet and get up from the floor (with assist of chair if needed). Bring a mat, hand towel, a light (1-2#) pair of dumbells and a bottle of water. Class size is limited to allow for optimal instruction and focus on proper form. Register early.

All classes held at Lifetime Care on the following Mondays: Sept 18, 25; Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 (no class Oct 9); Nov 6, 13. Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm

Please visit http://www.oasisnet.org/rochester-ny for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for my fall classes through OASIS will begin after the Fall Program book is published by OASIS (targeted to be by end of July). Registration is expected to begin mid-August.

 

Have another question?

Feel free to email me, Nancy Alexander, at NancyAlexander@AchieveMorePT.com.

 

About Nancy

Nancy Alexander, PT, CSCS
Nancy Alexander, PT, CSCS,
ACE Certified Senior Fitness Specialist

Nancy Alexander, PT, CSCS has over 20 years of experience providing physical therapy and customized training strategies to patients in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, home care and hospital-based settings. Nancy is owner of Achieve More Physical Therapy, PLLC in Canandaigua, NY.

"My career mission now is to serve adults with coaching, personal training, physical therapy, public speaking and writing to help make our 'second half' of life the best it can be."

In addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist, she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is a Certified Senior Fitness Specialist through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Nancy is also a Licensed Buff Bones® Instructor. Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed, full-body workout that integrates Pilates, strength training, functional movement and rehabilitative exercises to improve the health and longevity of our bones and joints.

Nancy specializes in treating adults interested in aging well. Much of her experience lies in orthopedic care, fall prevention, balance training, and strategic core strengthening. Nancy also uses manual techniques and modalities to help improve flexibility and reduce pain. Nancy is very familiar treating people with diagnoses involving the spine, orthopedic conditions and injuries, as well as post-surgical conditions including total joint replacements and arthroscopies of joints including the knee, ankle and shoulder.

"My passion is not so much what I do... though I certainly enjoy it. It is about for whom I do it," Nancy says. "My goal is to help adults over 50 make the coming years the best of their lives. You see, it's not about 'riding it out,' but about living and reaching higher for whatever you want." Nancy goes on to say, "My commitment is to use my skills, my experience and my time to help others take control of their health and live a more active life. It's about achieving more... never settling, never giving up."

As part of her Aging Well education initiative, Nancy enjoys presenting to and educating members of professional groups and community organizations. "My goal is to educate and inspire adults to improve their health, fitness and quality of life." Nancy routinely partners with Rochester OASIS and presents a series of lectures on common conditions that adults encounter and provides strategies to help manage them. Nancy has participated in the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) at OASIS... a special program in collaboration with the National Council on Aging (NCOA). NCOA created AMP® to develop new expectations, norms, and pathways for people aged 50 to 100, to make the most of their gift of longevity.

Nancy Alexander, PT, CSCS graduated from the University at Buffalo cum laude and is a licensed physical therapist in New York State. She also holds a BA degree in English/Writing Arts from SUNY College at Oswego.

Over 50 herself, Nancy continues to enjoys sports and has participated in ice hockey, skiing, biking and golf. She also enjoys gardening and is a member of the Canandaigua Garden Club. Nancy resides with her family in Canandaigua.

Aging Well Academy Community Education

Thank You!

From recent class participants from...

  • Nancy is great!!! A real PRO!
  • Really enjoyed the class. Your knowledge and enthusiasm were A+
  • Helpful, practical information - nice friendly manner. Thank you, Nancy
  • Very informative and useful!
  • Very helpful and I needed this to get confidence to start exercising
  • I enjoyed her good teaching... she is excellent
  • Excellent - great tips & great info. Good educator - clear and concise!
  • Nicely organized class - Good teacher/student rapport
  • Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Your encouragement is wonderful.
  • This was a wonderful class! Excellent instructor. Please have Nancy do more classes!
  • Good information! Presented in an organized and supportive fashion.
  • Great class! Thank you!

From clients...

  • Thank you very much Nancy for all your help and encouragement.
  • Just a little note to say thank you for the kindness you have shown me during these past few weeks. You were positive, upbeat and so kind. You are a fabulous physical therapist and every patient you have is so fortunate. Keep that wonderful personality and sunny disposition. It's been such a pleasure to know you. Thank you very much.
  • Thank you for all your TLC. You were the best, and I'm doing good. You did such a good job teaching me what to do.
  • I want you to know how much I appreciate all your special effort, follow-up and coordination to realize my dream... Thank you. You are a great therapist.