Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis.
Bone Fit™ Basics is for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, athletic therapists and chiropractors.
Bone Fit™ Clinical is for physiotherapists, kinesiologists, and exercise physiologists.
Do you work with people who have Osteoporosis? If so, we can help you attain the knowledge and practical skills for designing and adapting safe exercise programs that can help reduce the risk of fractures due to bone loss.
Bone Fit™ Development
In 2005, The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the launch of Ontario’s first Osteoporosis Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to reduce fractures, morbidity, mortality and costs from osteoporosis through an integrated and comprehensive approach aimed at health promotion and disease management. One of the five focus areas is on professional education to enhance the use of best practices in osteoporosis care by health care professionals through the development of tools for practitioners, and education material for dissemination by health units.
In alignment with this focus, Osteoporosis Canada, the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for osteoporosis, developed the Bone Fit™
course in conjunction with an advisory committee of expert clinicians and academics in the area of osteoporosis and exercise. This group identified overall key objectives for the program to address and enlisted contributions from other osteoporosis experts to finalize the syllabus for the Bone Fit™ Advanced course.
The Bone Fit™ Basic workshop was developed recently based on an expressed need and interest from a community-based exercise specialist, and is framed upon the Advanced course.The ultimate goal of the Bone Fit™ Advanced & Basic workshops is to provide safe, effective, evidence-based exercises to create a continuum of care from the clinic to the community or home.
What You Learn
Our training is comprised of two parts: A web-based 3-part learning module covering osteoporosis basics, identification of at-risk population, fracture risk assessment, and an overview of the most current research on safe movement.
A comprehensive, practical and applied workshop covering safe exercise prescription & adaptation; safe adaptation of activities, gym exercises, Yoga & Pilates. All material presented is rooted in anatomical principles and the most recent research and best practices in the management of Osteoporosis.