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BoneSmart: Pilates for Osteoporosis

Presenter: Teresa Maldonado Marchok, MPT, CPT


One out of every two women over the age of 50 has low bone density – either osteopenia or osteoporosis. With adults over the age of 65 representing the fastest growing population segment in the United States, every Pilates instructor needs to be trained in dealing with this critical group of clients. Position yourself as a skilled and knowledgeable instructor by acquiring the necessary tools to work safely and effectively with the clients who need Pilates the most.


Workshop Objectives:

  • Differentiate between Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • Familiarize yourself with the Fracture Risk Calculator
  • Understand Bone Density Scores
  • Upgrade your knowledge with the latest exercise research
  • Receive recommendations about preventing fractures
  • Learn about contraindicated movements and exercises
  • Study physical assessment methods
  • Learn Pilates based exercises progressions including the Avalon system for the fit osteoporotic/osteopenic client
  • Understand and be able to offer exercise recommendations for the frail osteoporotic/osteopenic client.


Please read the course Policies & Procedures

This workshop is approved by the PMA for 10 CECs

  • 25 Years of global Pilates teacher training
  • Supervised by renowned Pilates master Rael Isacowitz
  • Full qualification on all apparatus and mat
  • Internationally-accepted Pilates teacher training certificate
  • Join a thriving global network of Pilates professionals
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