Author:Carleen Lindsey, PT, MScAH, GCS, CEEAA and Nancey Johnson Bookstein, PT, EdD
Section on Women's Health-APTA
4.0 Contact Hours | At Your Own Pace
SOWH Member: $60.00 | Non-Member:$100.00
This downloadable home study module is intended to give therapists a practical approach to comprehensive problem solving for the patient who presents with low bone density, and often a kyphosis, forward head, and protracted shoulder girdle. Skeletal anatomy and physiology as well as bone strength measurement strategies are presented. The scientific basis for current pharmacological treatment is discussed as well as surgical approaches for treating vertebral fractures. Evaluation and treatment planning are covered in great detail. Physical therapy interventions feature postural and resistance exercises, activities of daily living as exercise, and also some manual therapies. This course has been designed for the therapist to immediately apply the information in the clinical setting to patients with kyphosis, osteoporosis, and/or postural restrictions. The appendix section includes a large number of print-ready exercise interventions.