presented by Kathryn Brewer
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kathryn Brewer, PT, DPT, MEd, GCS, CEEAA
Dr. Brewer graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the Ohio State University and received her Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati. Her DPT is from Temple University. She has been certified as a geriatric specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists since 1994. She completed the Certification for Exercise…Read full bio
1. Intervention: Exercise Prescription
In the first chapter of this course, participants will learn to integrate the pathophysiology of osteoporosis with principles of weight bearing and strength training exercise, in order to design an appropriate therapy intervention for older adults with osteoporosis.
2. Intervention: Manual Techniques
Dr. Brewer demonstrates how to determine selection and utilization of appropriate manual techniques for management of tissue restrictions, joint hypomobility and pain.
3. Intervention: Lifestyle Modifications/Behaviors
In Chapter Three, Dr. Brewer discusses modifications to lifestyle and behavior that can reduce the risk of fracture. Participants will gain a better understanding of the therapist’s role for support and resources available for lifestyle changes.