BoneSmart: Pilates for Osteoporosis

 

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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

   Understand Bone Density Scores and the Fracture Risk Calculator

   Upgrade your knowledge with the latest exercise research

   Receive recommendations to prevent falls and fractures

   Learn the foundational BoneSmart Pilates® ABC’s

   Learn how to apply the ABC’s as you construct a lesson

   Learn about contraindicated movements and exercises

   Study physical assessment methods

   Learn Pilates based mat, standing and equipment exercise progressions for the fit osteoporotic/osteopenic client

   Learn and be able to offer mat, standing and equipment exercise recommendations for the frail osteoporotic/osteopenic client

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