|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.
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.
Frank J Ciuba DPT, MS
Dr. Ciuba is the owner of H/S Therapy Associates and graduated from Temple University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. Dr. Ciuba received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in December 2004. Recently Dr. Ciuba obtained his Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Instructor certification. Dr. Ciuba is now able to perform biomechanical evaluations of golfers and prescribe an appropriate, objective researched exercise program. Dr. Ciuba collaborates regularly with local golf professionals regarding swing mechanics.
Dr. Ciuba has also become a Certified Osteoporosis Exercise Specialist using the Meeks Method which was designed by Sara Meeks, PT to combat the effects of Osteoporosis without taking medication. The program focuses on improving strength, mobility, posture and balance and teaching patients proper bending mechanics for the ultimate goal of reducing the risk of a compression fracture.
Dr. Ciuba is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA). Dr. Ciuba routinely speaks in the community regarding physical therapy intervention for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Ciuba currently resides in Harleysville, PA, with his wife Suzanne, their two daughters and son.
|Name||Street Address (Links to Map)|
|Course Location||1691 Bethlehem Pike
Hatfield, PA 19440
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Lansdale
|1737 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
Philadelphia International Airport
|8000 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153
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Attention: We are unable to offer "retro-active" discounts (i.e. applying a discount to a transaction after the transaction takes place), so if you are interested in exploring discount options and you are unsure if your transactions is eligible for a discount, please contact us to inquire.
This 10% discount is available for a single registrant who wishes to enroll in 3 or more courses, and pay in one transaction. Registrants wishing to enroll in 5 or more courses should contact us for a customized quote. We can also apply this discount if 2 therapists from a single clinic/hospital enroll in 3 or more courses (ie Registrant A enrolls in Course X and Course Y, Registrant B enrolls in Course X, and Registrants A and B both work at Clinic Z). This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. Registration and payment must be received at the same time in one check or one envelop with multiple checks.
This discount is available for a group of three or more registrants, who all work at the same clinic/hospital, enroll in a single course, and pay in a single transaction or mail in multiple checks in a single envelope. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.
Groups of 3-5 receive a 10% discount off the combined price of their group's registrations.
Groups of 6 or more should call or Contact Us so that we can properly create an invoice for your registration.
This 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.
To get this discount when checking out online, use the code Student2018. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. The H&W admin team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).
First-Time Registrant Discount
This $50.00 discount is available to any therapist that has never taken a Herman & Wallace course. This discount may be used towards a registrant's first Herman & Wallace course (not applicable to Pelvic Floor Level 1/2A/2B or Capstone).
Any therapist who has already taken a Herman & Wallace course will earn a $50.00 "referral credit" if:
1. A therapist who has never taken a Herman & Wallace course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Herman & Wallace.
A therapist who has earned a $50.00 "referral credit" may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a "referral discount".
Guest Blogger Credit/Discount
Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Herman & Wallace blog will earn a $50.00 "guest blogger credit". This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a "guest blogger discount".
JTA Survey Credit/Discount
Any therapist who completed our PRPC JTA survey in the spring of 2012 earned a $50.00 credit to use towards any future course. A therapist who earned this credit may only use it once. If you completed the JTA survey, you should have received an email of having done so. If you are not sure if you earned a JTA survey discount, contact us and we'll check for you.