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Walpole, ME | Understanding and Working with Osteoporosis
Anatomy Trains
180 Clarks Cove Road
Walpole, Maine 04573
USA
207-563-7121
Friday, July 23, 2021, 9:00 AM to Saturday, July 24, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Category: National CE Courses

Understanding and Working with Osteoporosis

Instructor:
Dr. Meredith Stephens

Organizational Host: 
Anatomy Trains

Credits: 
14 Category 1 CEs

Registration Prices:
$450 / $550 after June 23rd

Contact Information: 
Anatomy Trains
[email protected]
888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121

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Course Description:

Osteoporosis affects over 200 million people worldwide. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Fractures are a major cause of pain, disability, and death. Often our clients know very little about their condition, are confused about what they can do for themselves, and are afraid that they may fracture. As first-line health workers, we are in an optimal position to educate clients and help them make informed decisions about their osteoporosis.

This small group workshop combines short lectures and lots of practical lab experiences. We will:

  • Review FRAX and bone mineral density test interpretation so you can explain it to your clients
  • Perform BodyReading with special emphasis on spinal patterns such as kyphosis, kypholordosis
  • Practice simple assessments to establish baseline and client progress in posture, balance, functional movements, and biomechanics.
  • Give interoceptive and proprioceptive experiential training to enhance your client’s postural awareness, the first step in improving posture
  • Review how to modify exercises for safety based on risk level
  • Exercises combining traditional and fascial based movement training
  • Apply the elements of balance training and use techniques such as dual-task performance to enhance balance skills.
  • Outline how to format your own osteoporosis class.
  • Use case studies to put it all together!

Recommended viewing prior to attending: Understanding and Working with Osteoporosis webinar (coming soon!) 

What to bring:

A computer or web-enabled iPad

Yoga mat


Instructor Biography:

Meredith Stephens, DPT, MS, PT, LMT, BCSI holds a BS in exercise physiology, Masters and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees, is a licensed massage therapist and an Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator (ATSI) and IASI board-certified structural integrator. She is also a Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) certified physical therapist. Meredith has over 20 years in the health and fitness industry as a fitness, STOTT ® Pilates instructor, personal trainer, and outpatient orthopedic physical therapist. A certified Anatomy Trains instructor, she teaches movement and manual therapy courses nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching, Meredith has also written articles and developed workshops for Anatomy Trains, Pilates, and movement instructors.

After working in hospital settings and 10 years in a medically-based wellness center, Meredith shifted into private practice. Her practice focuses on healthy aging, scoliosis, and orthopedic rehabilitation. She has spent over 16 years working with people with osteoporosis both individually and in her community-based fall prevention programs. Meredith employs a unique combination of traditional physical therapy with structural integration, fascial movement training, and Pilates. She combines evidence-based practice with clinical experience in her treatments and classes. When working with people with scoliosis, she integrates her training as a Schroth BSPTS therapist with ATSI approaches to design individualized exercise and therapy programs for people to help unwind their patterns, reduce pain and develop a stronger more neutral spine.