BoneSmart: Pilates for Osteoporosis

Presenter: Teresa Maldonado Marchock, 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.

This workshop is approved by the PMA for 10 CECs.


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

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