Bone Fit Training

Course Overview

The course is presented in two parts: one online self-learning module and an interactive workshop. Pre-course materials placed online are divided into three self-directed learning modules covering:

1. Osteoporosis basics,
2. Biomechanics of bone and fractures,
3. Evidence for indicated and contraindicated movements.

These modules MUST be completed prior to the workshop, to ensure that everyone attending has common baseline knowledge to build from.

Bone Fit™ Basics Workshop

The Bone Fit™ Basics workshop is aimed at the exercise and fitness professionals providing exercise programming in the community.

The training provides foundational training to work safely in providing exercise training and programming to clients with low bone mass and uncomplicated osteoporosis.  A special focus of this course will be how to identify when a client should be referred to a physiotherapist.

Course Synopsis:

Day 1

  1. Osteoporosis Research Brief
  2. Functional Movement Adaptations
  3. Safe Screening for Exercise Preparedness
  4. Gait & Balance Retraining
  5. Safe Transfers & Transitions
  6. Introduction to Bone Fit™ Exercises
  7. Overview of Adaptations for Yoga, Pilates & the Gym
  8. Precautions and Red Flags in Exercise
  9. Group Discussion of Safe Exercises by Muscle Groups

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to conduct safe exercise preparedness screening for clients with low bone mass and uncomplicated osteoporosis (no current fractures or co-morbidities) and have an understanding of exercises both beneficial and contraindicated for clients with Osteoporosis.  Participants will also be able to adapt simple transitional movements, activities of daily living and recreational pursuits.

Bone Fit™ Clinical Workshop

The Bone Fit™ clinical workshop is a comprehensive training program for rehabilitation professionals who work in a clinical environment where exercise prescription is the predominant modality for rehabilitation for clients with osteoporosis.

The overall objective of this workshop is to provide grounding for safe clinical assessment and management of clients with osteoporosis through exercise-based rehabilitation.

Course Synopsis:

Day 1

  1. Osteoporosis Research Brief
  2. Functional Movement Adaptations
  3. Patient Assessment & Fracture Screening
  4. Gait & Balance Retraining
  5. Safe Transfers & Transitions
  6. Introduction to Bone Fit™ Exercises
  7. Overview of Adaptations for Yoga, Pilates & the Gym

Day 2

  1. Advanced  Bone Fit™ Exercises
  2. Scapular Stabilizer & Theraband Series
  3. Complex Patient Case Studies
  4. Foam Roller Exercise Series
  5. Combination Exercises
  6. Group Discussion  & Final Questions

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be capable of conducting a thorough clinical assessment and fracture screening which is safe for any client along the spectrum  of bone loss (from simple low bone mass to complex osteoporosis with co-morbidities) as well as providing rehabilitation through safe exercise prescription & adaptation.  Participants will also be able to perform an advanced evaluation of current activities of daily living and recreational pursuits and provide safe alternatives when appropriate.

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