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.
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.