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Effective Therapeutic Interventions for the Older Adult with Osteoporosis

presented by Kathryn Brewer

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This course is part of our GCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge GCS Prep-Program.

Fifty four million Americans are living with or at-risk of osteoporosis and low bone mass, resulting in two million fractures every year. Physical therapists have a vital contribution to patient education and intervention both before and after fracture to improve posture, core and spinal extension strength, balance/coordination and muscle strength reducing fall risk and risk for fracture. Collegial partnerships with referring physicians in primary care, PM&R, endocrinology and gynecology are essential. Special populations from transplant, oncology and gastroenterology are also important to address. This course, the final in a three-part series, focuses on effective therapeutic interventions for the older adult with osteoporosis.

Meet Your Instructor

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…

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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.

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Fifty-four million Americans are living with, or at risk of, osteoporosis and low bone mass, resulting in two million fractures every year. This course, the first in a three-part series presented by Dr. Kathryn Brewer, focuses on the clinical management of the older adult with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is defined as a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength leading to an increased risk of fracture. This definition emphasizes the role of bone strength as a key to understanding fracture risk; one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime. Physical therapists have a vital role in contributing to patient education and intervention both before and after fracture to improve posture, core and spinal extension strength, balance/coordination, and muscle strength, ultimately reducing fall risk and risk for fracture.

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Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
This course is part of our GCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge GCS Prep-Program.

Fifty-four million Americans are living with or at-risk of osteoporosis and low bone mass, resulting in two million fractures every year. Osteoporosis is defined as a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength leading to an increased risk of fracture. This definition emphasizes the role of bone strength as a key to understanding fracture risk; one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime. This course, the second in a three-part series presented by Dr. Kathryn Brewer, focuses on a comprehensive care plan for the older adult with osteoporosis.

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