|Price: $495 (Early Registrant Price $475)
Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 16
This two day course, developed by Sara Meeks, presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E. (Skeletally Appropriate For Everyone), site-specific comprehensive program for management of patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems. The program is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The course includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, and gait training. In addition, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance bands, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.) are included.
This course is targeted to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, other medical and degreed exercise professionals, as well as Yoga and Pilates teachers.
What to bring:
1 yoga/exercise mat
1 bath towel
2 hand towels
Please wear lab clothes.
8:00 MODULE 6 - Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab): Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture, Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis, Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit and articulate why independence in this activity is important.
2. Articulate two first signs, two non-modifiable and two modifiable risk factors for Osteoporosis.
3. State two reasons why the interventions for normal bone, osteopenia and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the patient’s clinical condition.
4. List three safe, valid and reliable tests to include in an assessment procedure for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass.
5. List three reasons why people may have severe postural change as, but not necessarily because, they age.
6. List five site-specific strengthening, flexibility, balance and/or gait training exercises based on preventing, arresting and/or reversing the Patterns of Postural Change in The Meeks Method.
7. Name the first principle of management of osteoporosis and compression fracture used in The Meeks Method.
8. Demonstrate two movements which would increase safety in ADL’s for patients with osteoporosis or other back pathology.
9. Name three therapeutic modalities that can be used to augment the exercise program of the patient with osteoporosis.