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What the Doctor Never Told You About Osteoporosis and Aquatics

Course: #3601Level: Advanced 2 Hours 1450 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

While Osteoporosis has been categorized as a predominantly older woman’s condition, the fact that it is the cause of 2 million fractures a year, makes it a serious health concern. Typically, the concept of weight-bearing exercise does not lend itself to aquatic interventions, but the current literature is compelling for the use of water as a beneficial alternative for the osteoporosis individual. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Course created on December 11, 2019

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least four elements of the disease process included in the definition of osteoporosis that impact function.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three key components involved in the bone metabolic process that occur with osteoporosis different from normal bone metabolism.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three components of sarcopenia and frailty that can be positively impacted with exercise.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least four physical changes that occur with osteoporosis, which can be addressed with an appropriate exercise regiment.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least four exercise guidelines that are critical for the osteoporotic client, and link to why water is an optimal medium in which to manage such clients


0-15 Minutes Introduction including epidemiology with statistics demonstrating the impact of osteoporosis on both the individual and the health system. Included here also the concept of "silent fractures" and their importance with respect to the management of osteoporosis.
15-30 Minutes Osteoporosis defined by WHO and how it relates both nationally and worldwide. Include also the functional definition of osteoporosis as well as a working definition to assist with Rx that will be reimbursed
30-60 Minutes The metabolic process that occurs with osteoporosis; risk factors that create decreased bone mass
60-75 Minutes Functional deficits resulting from both the disease itself and osteoporotic fractures
75-100 Minutes The components of a beneficial exercise intervention for the management of osteoporosis including specific protocols to address deficits
100-115 Minutes Water interventions as a viable tool in the management of osteoporosis; its unique properties that are beneficial; restrictions
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Marty Biondi has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Marty Biondi has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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