The evidence-based Stand Tall Exercise Program was developed by Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS, based on her research at UCSF SFSU to reverse the postural changes that often occur in the older adult.
Physical Therapists: Improve patient compliance with exercise. We know how hard it is for our patients to be compliant with their exercise programs. Here is a great way for them to exercise at home with the physical therapist designed Stand Tall exercise video. This program was developed for the older adult and reinforces good postural alignment and proper body mechanics while strengthening core and back muscles, improving posture with targeted strength training and weight bearing exercise.
Consumers: Everyone knows the effect of gravity and time on your body and posture, rounded shoulders, slouched back, and weaker bones. But you can fight these changes and we can help! Stand Tall is a physical therapist created program designed to specifically address these issues.
The specialized exercise and postural training included will strengthen core and back muscles and improve posture with targeted strength training and weight bearing exercise. The exercises aim to reduce the musculoskeletal impairments associated with stooped or kyphotic posture and will teach you how to integrate good posture and safe body mechanics into your exercise routine.
These exercises are based on clinical research by Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS at UCSF SFSU.
Katzman, WB, Sellmeyer DE, et al. Changes in flexed posture, musculoskeletal impairments, and physical performance after group exercise in community-dwelling older women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Feb;88(2).
Powlowsky, SB, Hamel, KA, Katzman, WB. Stability of kyphosis, strength, and physical performance gains 1 year after group exercise program in community-dwelling hyperkyphotic older women. Arch Phys Med Rehab, 2009 Feb;Vol 90, Issue 2.
Katzman WB, Wanek L, Shepherd JA, Sellmeyer DE. Age-Related Hyperkyphosis: Its Causes, Consequences, and Management. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Apr.
Katzman WB, Vittinghoff E, Kado DM. Age-related hyperkyphosis, independent of spinal osteoporosis, is associated with impaired mobility in older community-dwelling women. Osteoporos Int. 2010 May 18.