Course Aims:

This seminar is designed for prospective fitness enthusiasts and allied health professionals who want to work in the field of osteoporosis. This course prepares candidates for careers in the osteoporosis and fitness industry.

The exercise and osteoporosis course is help to develop an appropriate exercise training program for client with osteoporosis and also evaluating for risk of osteoporosis.

This seminar also gives participants in depth information what will allow you to train your clients safely and effectively.

The main aim of exercise and osteoporosis remains to help all individuals with osteoporosis achieve an optimal level of health and well being.

Course Objectives:

Understand the basics of Osteoporosis

Learn and demonstrate the exercise program that increase bone strength

Learn to prevent injury

Identify clients at risk for osteoporosis and modify exercise programme to prevent fall or fracture

Describe wide variety of exercise protocol based on client’s condition

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

· Learn the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis

· Discuss the strategies for prevention of osteoporosis

· Design a exercise program on the best available evidence

· Demonstrate various types of exercises for the client with osteoporosis

· Recognize risk factors and learn prevention strategies

· Identify clients at risk for osteoporosis

· Learn when to refer clients to other health care providers

Course Description:

Osteoporosis is a major health concern affecting 1 in 4 woman and 1 in 8 men over the age of 50. Known as the “silent thief”, bone loss occurs without any symptoms and increases the risk of fracture. The prevalence of osteoporosis in our society is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boomers reach older adulthood. In addition to post-menopausal osteoporosis, many individuals develop osteoporosis as a result of dietary deficiencies and other health problems, or from a period of limited weight bearing. Therapists and other health professionals are in a unique position, not only to treat the effects of osteoporosis, but also to teach prevention strategies.

No matter where you are working, this seminar will help you implement the best practice patterns for people with osteoporosis and those at risk for developing it. Participants will demonstrate therapeutic exercises that strengthen the entire body. You will learn to recognize the risk factors and early warning signs for osteoporosis employ osteoporotic precautions in your treatment and refer clients for appropriate evaluation. You will be able to establish functional goals and safely progress therapy for each client, focusing on reducing fall and injury risk. Attendees from a variety of rehabilitation, fitness and health care settings will gain strategies for immediate implementation to benefit this population.

This 8 hours seminar will include:

· A general overview of osteoporosis

· Prevention of osteoporosis

· Types, Principles and Benefits of exercises

· Exercise Safety and Treatment Guidelines

· Exercise Tips for people with Osteoporosis

· Diagnostic tests

· Fracture risk assessment

· Guidance regarding the type of exercises and activities that should be avoided

Course prerequisite:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Physical Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Fitness professionals

Fitness enthusiasts

Personal Trainers

Any other allied healthcare professionals

Nominal hours to complete course: 15 hours

Time to complete course: 1 month

Successful completion: You will receive a printable Continuing Education certificate of completion