Bone Fit Training

The course is presented in two parts: three self-directed learning modules and an interactive workshop. The pre-course online materials placed into the three modules cover:

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

Bone Fit™ Basics is aimed at exercise and fitness professional working in the community with uncomplicated osteoporosis clients.

Bone Fit™ Clinical is aimed at rehabilitation professionals working in a clinical environment with simple or complex osteoporosis clients.

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.

Workshop Outline Includes:

  • Osteoporosis Research Brief
  • Functional Movement Adaptations
  • Determining Preparedness for Exercising Safely: Screening Tools
  • Posture, Gait, Balance, Transfers & Transitions
  • Introduction to Bone Fit™ Exercises
  • Yoga, Pilates & Gym Exercise Guidelines
  • Case Studies for Community Exercise

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).
  • Have an understanding of exercises both beneficial and contraindicated for clients with osteoporosis.
  • Be able to adapt simple transitional movements, activities of daily living and recreational pursuits.

By passing the final quiz, you can:

  • Promote yourself as Bone Fit™ Trained
  • Appear on the Bone Fit™ Locator Map
Workshop Format Time
Saturday 7:30am – 5:00pm

Workshop fee: $200

Workshop Information and Preparation Requirements

  • All online modules must be completed before attending workshop. This is to ensure that everyone attending has common baseline knowledge to build from. A printed certificate of completion will be required to attend the workshop.
  • Attire is activewear
  • Bring 1 yoga mat, 2 towels (for exercises on the ground)

Click here to see the complete agenda for the workshop. Agenda is subject to change

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.

Workshop Outline Includes:

  • Osteoporosis Research Brief
  • Functional Movement Adaptations
  • Determining Preparedness for Exercising Safely: Screening Tools
  • Posture, Gait, Balance, Transfers & Transitions
  • Introduction to Bone Fit™ Exercises
  • Yoga, Pilates & Gym Exercise Guidelines
  • Case Studies for Community Exercise
  • Advanced  Bone Fit™ Exercises
  • Scapular Stabilizer & Foam Roller
  • Creative Combination of Exercises
  • Complex Clinical Cases

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct 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)
  • Provide rehabilitation through safe exercise prescription & adaptation.
  • Perform an advanced evaluation of current activities of daily living and recreational pursuits and provide safe alternatives when appropriate.

By passing the final quiz, you can:

  • Promote yourself as Bone Fit™ Trained
  • Appear on the Bone Fit™ Locator Map
Workshop Format Time
Saturday-Sunday 7:30am – 4:00pm (Sat), 8:00am – 3:30pm (Sun)

Workshop fee: $400

Workshop Information and Preparation Requirements

  • All online modules must be completed before attending workshop. This is to ensure that everyone attending has common baseline knowledge to build from. A printed certificate of completion will be required to attend the workshop.
  • Attire is activewear
  • Bring 1 yoga mat, 2 towels (for exercises on the ground)

Click here to see the complete agenda for the workshop. Agenda is subject to change