TheraPilates® for the Frail Older Adult: Assessment and Education

presented by Sherri Betz

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Do you know how to assess the patient with osteoporosis or a new spinal compression fracture? In this course we will assess a patient with osteoporosis choosing the most practical assessment tools that will lead to the best functional outcomes. Learn the Top 10 Tests for this population including: the Flexicurve Kyphosis Measurement, Occiput to Wall Distance, Rib to Pelvis, and Functional Reach.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

    Sherri Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT

    Sherri Betz has been a physical therapist since 1991. She is a Geriatric Certified Specialist, PMA® Certified Pilates teacher, and director of TheraPilates® Physical Therapy Clinic since 2001. She was elected as the Vice-President of the Pilates Method Alliance in 2007 and served on the PMA Board of Directors from 2003-2009. Sherri is the PMA Research Committee Chair, PMA Certification Board Chair, and co-author of the PMA Exam Study Guide. Sherri is passionately devoted to improving awareness about geriatric exercise, bone health and Pilates-based rehabilitation through development of professional and consumer education as well as through promotion of low-cost community exercise programs for older adults.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction

    1. Introduction

    Learn the 4 main red flags for identification of osteoporosis in any type of patient. Use a suggested intake or screening form for every patient. Integrate the FRAX or FRAC Fracture Risk Calculator into your practice for free. Read and interpret Bone Mineral Density Report to inform your exercise plan.

  2. Hyperkyphosis Measurement

    2. Hyperkyphosis Measurement

    Learn several ways to measure Hyperkyphosis: Radiographic Cobb Angle, Kyphometer, Occiput to Wall Distance and one of the best tools: Flexible Ruler Kyphosis Measurement. Calculate the Kyphotic Index.

  3. Discussion of Assessment

    3. Discussion of Assessment

    This chapter features a discussion of the findings with the patient explaining what is important; including the BMD report and fracture risk assessment. This discussion will also cover nutrition and physical findings as well as fracture prevention and recommended intervention

  4. Patient Education on Fracture Prevention

    4. Patient Education on Fracture Prevention

    Watch a discussion of fracture prevention using the Do It Right! And Prevent Fractures booklet as a guide. This booklet/poster was developed as a partnership between American Bone Health and the APTA Geriatric Academy’s Bone Health Special Interest Group