Evan Osar

Evan Osar

About Evan Osar

Audiences around the world have heard Dr. Osar’s dynamic presentations. Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement. He has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core, and Amazon #1 Best Sellers The Psoas Solution and The Pain-free Exercise Blueprint. He has developed the industry’s most advanced training certifications: Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ and Integrative Movement Specialist™. With his wife Jenice Mattek, he created the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education™, an on-line educational resource for the health and fitness professional that specializes in working with the general and older adult populations.

Strength Training for Chronic Shoulder and Neck Issues

The forward head and shoulder posture create a host of issues for the older adult population including limited ROM, decreased strength, as well as chronic tension and discomfort. Unfortunately, common strengthening approaches often perpetuate rather than help these issues. During this session, you’ll discover the single-most common underlying and underappreciated factor contributing to chronic shoulder and neck issues. You will discover how to utilize simple assessments and super, easy-to-implement strengthening strategies to improve posture as well as shoulder mobility and stability.


1. Describe the mechanisms that underly the development of the forward shoulder and neck in the active aging population

2. Demonstrate how to use the most effective assessments and corrective exercises to improve mobility and stability of the shoulder and neck

3. Apply knowledge to create an integrated strength training program for clients with forward shoulder and neck issues


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