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
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; ATRI/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/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; 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; 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
- Participants will be able to list at least four elements of the disease process included in the definition of osteoporosis that impact function.
- Participants 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.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three components of sarcopenia and frailty that can be positively impacted with exercise.
- Participants will be able to identify at least four physical changes that occur with osteoporosis, which can be addressed with an appropriate exercise regiment.
- Participants 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|
Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Marty has been involved in various aspects of aquatics from pool manager to aquatic therapist for over thirty years. Currently, she is part-owner of an outpatient practice that includes aquatics, and where she sees a variety of adult orthopedic and neurological patients. Additionally, Marty is currently involved in research emphasizing functional benefits of aquatic interventions.
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