Functional Strength Training for Beginners Workshop with Dr. Katie Wadland (Online)

This interactive workshop with Dr. Katie Wadland teaches you how to safely participate in functional strength training while protecting your back, knees, wrists and hips to get you ready to participate in group classes and other strength training programs. Learn how to properly perform functional strength movements including squats, hinges, lunges, push-ups and rows, as well as how to properly engage your core and use your breath during strength and stability work. Participants are assessed and instructed on their technique throughout the workshop to ensure they can perform each movement pattern safely and without pain. This class is open  to all and is strongly recommended for those starting the Strong Bones, Strong Life program for the first time.


Online Class
Streamed to your computer


Photo of the instructor
Katie Wadland

Dr. Katie Wadland is a Doctor of Physical therapy, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and PWR! Moves-Certified Therapist with more than 15 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and home care rehabilitation settings. Since graduating in 2008 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, she has worked at some of the region's best hospitals and home care agencies, including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home, and now owns and operates a Mobile Physical Therapy Practice called Healthy Aging Physical Therapy. She specializes in working with older adults, people with Parkinson’s Disease and other complex medical and neurological diseases and disorders. Katie approaches clinical care with a strong emphasis on both holistic and evidenced-based care. By looking beyond a specific injury or impairment, instead focusing on the whole person, she takes great pride in helping each of her patients to achieve meaningful goals, use exercise as medicine, and to become stronger, fitter and more functional.