Osteoporosis affects over 50 million Americans (55 percent of the people over the age of 50). It is often a silent disease until a fracture occurs. These fractures place a huge burden on our aging patients and the healthcare system. It is estimated that the annual cost for the treatment of osteoporosis will reach $25.3 billion in 2025 and $50 billion in 2040. However, most patients do not know how to prevent, diagnose, or treat Osteoporosis because many healthcare professionals never discuss Osteoporosis with their patients. Therefore, therapists are in a unique position to provide vital education/information to our patients and make referrals for further testing when appropriate.
This course discusses the impact, incidence, and prevalence of Osteoporosis. It also examines risk factors, diagnostic techniques, and medical treatment. A strong focus is placed on prevention. Current literature related to Osteoporosis and therapy interviews are reviewed and, most importantly, appropriate therapy examination & treatment are thoroughly discussed along with ideas for implementation in the clinic.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Risk factors, incidence, and prevalence of osteoporosis.
- Appropriate diagnostic techniques in the presence of an osteoporosis diagnosis.
- Key factors/considerations in preventing and treating osteoporosis
- Therapeutic exercises and activities appropriate for patients with osteoporosis
- Address preventative measures.
- Examination/evaluation findings, treatment recommendations (plan of care), and therapy course for osteoporosis patient.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the impact, incidence, and prevalence of Osteoporosis.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the risk factors, incidence, and prevalence of osteoporosis.
- Recognize appropriate diagnostic techniques in the presence of an osteoporosis diagnosis.
- List key factors/considerations in preventing and treating osteoporosis.
- Identify therapeutic exercises and activities appropriate for patients with osteoporosis; address preventative measures.
- Identify examination/evaluation findings, treatment recommendations (plan of care), and therapy course for osteoporosis patient.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial - Sarah Ison is employed by National Healthcare Corporation and receives a salary. Sarah Ison receives royalty payments for the presentation of this course from HomeCEUConnection.com.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.