Clients with osteoporosis may be put at risk for injury or fracture when performing certain exercises in traditional exercise programs. This specially designed workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team provides programming and guidelines to maximize joint mobility, improve muscular strength and endurance, improve balance and maintain functionality all while reducing movements that may put the spine at risk. Understand how incorporating small props like the Mini Stability Ball™, Foam Roller, Flex-Band® and Toning Balls can effectively assist clients and offer myriad modifications and variations to a Matwork routine. Walk away with the knowledge to design safe and effective matwork programs for your clients with osteoporosis. The course uses case studies to apply the information learned in the lecture.
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- Identify risk factors for osteoporosis and fracture and be able to use the FRAX to help stratify client risk status
- Discuss research findings and guidelines in the treatment of osteoporosis
- Describe the anatomy and functions of bones in the body and the effect of exercise on bone architecture
- Develop safe and effective exercise programs for clients with osteoporosis
Equipment used in this workshop