Rehabilitation for Osteoporosis

Fit and Frail with a Pilates Emphasis

Cost: $495.00 – 20 Contact Hours

Seminar Description:

Here’s a shocking statistic….Worldwide, 1 out of every 2 women, and 1 out of every 4 men over age 50 has low bone density! The purpose of this course is to teach you innovative and creative Pilates-based models for working with the fit or frail patient/client with osteoporosis in groups or in one-to-one physical or occupational therapy treatment settings. Learn to triage patients into a fit or frail category with a simple screening process. This course places a strong emphasis on postural awareness, neuromuscular re-education for trunk control, spinal extension, lower extremity strength, and balance as applied to falls and fracture prevention of the hip and vertebral bodies. Learn how to introduce alignment, breathing and core control using Pilates-based principles followed by appropriate selection and sequencing of exercises for success with extremity strengthening, core control, postural changes, reduction of kyphosis, and balance. The course will also cover a myriad of topics from the FRAC® fracture risk assessment tool, to current evidence based treatment of frail older persons and those with osteoporosis. Precautions and contraindications will be clearly explained with supporting evidence. Exercise classes will be presented in an experiential format that are appropriate for the fit or frail osteoporotic patient as well as case studies utilizing Pilates and other treatment techniques so the attendee will leave with a rich repertoire of treatments that can be used immediately.

Course Objectives

  1. Select and practice evaluation and treatment interventions speci c to patients with functional de cits with an emphasis on osteoporosis
  2. Practice over 100 stabilization exercises as appropriate for geriatric populations
  3. Perform and gain competence in the Kypholordosis Measurement Technique
  4. Explain how the diagnosis and screening process for osteoporosis relates to fracture prevention
  5. Interpret Bone Densitometry Studies and create exercise programs based on the ndings
  6. Explain the T-score and Z-scores to patients and colleagues
  7. Apply current research in teaching e ective exercise for bone health and avoid high fracture risk exercise for osteoporotic patients
  8. Plan treatments and systematically progress the client with previous fracture
  9. Discuss fracture prevention tips with patients and students
  10. Avoid contraindicated movements and exercises in patient programs
  11. Demonstrate unique postural correction, activities and exercises to teach in individual or group sessions
  12. Participate in 2 Levels of Pilates-based mat classes targeting t and frail older adults that can be used in acute care to SNF settings.
  13. Apply imagery and tactile cueing in teaching exercises for e ective and fast patient performance

Your Instructor

Sherri R. Betz

PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA®-CPT

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


Allentown, PA – July 22-23, ‘17

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