Preventing Falls and Fractures with Restorative Pilates
- Physical Therapy / Healthcare Training Seminar
12 Easy Steps to a Lifetime of Balance & Bone
Falls and fractures are leading causes of hospital admission among the aging
population. In 2010 alone, emergency departments treated 2.3 million fall
injuries among older adults—662,000 of which resulted in hip fractures and other
severe injuries. As a rehab professional, you can protect your patients by
teaching them preventive exercises that target bone density, core stability,
coordination, and flexibility.
This course teaches you an evidence-based Pilates program that retrains balance
and maintains bone density in 12 easy steps—without any specialized equipment.
Starting with an in-depth exploration of risk factors, seminar attendees review
key components of balance and examine the bone-building matrix that occurs from
childhood to adulthood. The practical component then guides you through
standing-based exercises that address bone density and strengthen the spine,
carefully highlighting movements your older patients should avoid.
Based on up-to-the-minute research on osteoporosis, spinal and pelvic stability,
strength conditioning, and pain, this program features traditional Pilates
movements that have been redesigned for the rehab professional by the Australian
Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Analyze balance, bone development and bone
health, the incidence of osteoporosis, and the fracture cascade
- Evaluate research demonstrating the benefits
of exercise for improving balance and maintaining bone density
- Outline the 12 stages of APPI's Pilates
balance-rehabilitating and bone-building program
- Evaluate and practice exercises that
strengthen and protect areas of the body prone to fractures while improving
- Design Pilates classes that effectively
integrate the demonstrated exercises
What You Should Bring
• Exercise mat
• Water bottle
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
SARAH CHAMBERS, BSc (Hons), MCSP, MAPPI, a
senior APPI instructor, graduated in Human Biology in 1989 from Oxford Brookes
University and then went on to complete her Physiotherapy training at
Birmingham's Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in 1992. She works at Bicester
Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Oxfordshire, specializing in
musculoskeletal and Matwork Pilates rehabilitation. Ms. Chambers has 20 years of
experience in the health and fitness industry, first at the NHS, before
developing an interest in movement dysfunction, lumbopelvic stability, and
muscle imbalances at the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth. Since she
became an Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute presenter in 2009, Ms.
Chambers has shared her infectious enthusiasm for Pilates with a wide range of
audiences all over Europe and the Continental U.S., including working with the
World Leaders in Pilates Education.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
- Exercise Physiologists
- Strength and Conditioning Specialists
- Activity Professionals
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Certified Pilates Instructors
This program has been submitted to
the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6
The American College of Sports Medicine?s Professional Education Committee
certifies that Cross Country Education meets the criteria for official ACSM
Approved Provider Status from (2013-December 31, 2015). Providership # 650699.
This Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for 12 credit hours of
ACSM Continuing Education Credit.
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy
for 6.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for 1.2 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA Certification for pre-approval
of 0.6 CEUs.
This course has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 12 CEUs will be awarded.
This program has been submitted to the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6
This program has been submitted to the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for
approval of 6 credit hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 12 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM