• Osteoporosis: Identification, Treatment, Prevention and Management

    • Date(s): November 11, 2017  –  November 12, 2017
    • Times: Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM; Sunday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Rooms 1&2
      3599 University Blvd South 
      Jacksonville, FL 32216


    This 2 day course will explore normal bone metabolism as well as the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical characteristics of individuals with osteoporosis. Identification, prevention and treatment strategies will be discussed. Current evidence based clinical management strategies will be emphasized. This course will be 70% LAB with emphasis on experiential learning opportunities. Problem based learning case integration will also be utilized throughout the course.



    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Describe normal bone metabolism throughout the lifespan and the pathological changes associated with Osteoporosis
    • Describe the prevalence of osteoporosis, incidence of fracture and impact on function
    • Identify patients at high risk of Osteoporosis throughout the lifespan
    • Communicate effective prevention and education strategies
    • Discuss current trends in medical and pharmacological treatment
    • Objectively evaluate posture and function
    • Identify outcome measures for use with patients with OP
    • Identify and develop strategies for Physical Therapy management and intervention for musculoskeletal impairments, functional limitations and disability in a patient with OP

    Kathleen D Shirley, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS, CCP
    Licensed Physical Therapist
    Board Certified Orthopedic and Geriatric Clinical Specialist

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), and Occupational Therapist (OT) practitioners.


    This course has been approved for 15 hours (1.5 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 intermediate course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

    Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and click the "Order Now" button to pay by credit card. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment.

    • If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.
    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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