Osteoporosis: NOT just an old Lady's Disease

About the Course
Osteoporosis, NOT just an old lady's disease. This course is intended to bring awareness of osteoporosis, the fact that everyone; regardless of age or gender is at risk. This program will provide up to date information on risk factors associated with osteoporosis as well as treatment option. Also discussed with be types of appropriate resistive and weight bearing exercises to improve bone health. Gain better knowledge on why everyone is at risk and learn some preventative actions you can start today to decrease your risk for developing osteoporosis.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify bone growth/breakdown through life
  • Identify common cause of osteoporosis in men
  • Recognize diagnostics of osteoporosis/bone densities, treatment options and financial strains in the treatment of osteoporosis
  • Identify risk factors controllable and uncontrollable
  • Identify appropriate exercises for osteoporotics
  • Identify safe spine/core exercises
  • Identify safe upper/lower extremity weight bearing and resistive exercises

About the Author
Shari Kalkstein is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer with over 14 years of experience. She is also an Elite Personal Trainer with IDEA. Shari is the owner/president of Keep the Beat, Inc. and the creator and instructor of “Fortify Your Frame,” a small group-supervised exercise class specifically designed for the older adult. Shari received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assisting from Broward Community College. She is an Allied member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She brings passion, enthusiasm and innovative ideas to her presentations and keeps the day moving with hands-on activities.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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