Osteoporosis Update - PT204

Osteoporosis Update

by Dorothy Roberts, EdD(c), MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE
(4.5 / 490 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disorder characterized by decreased bone mass and strength. As bone mass diminishes during disease progression, bones become increasingly fragile; the risk of fractures increases from even minimal trauma, such as sneezing. Today, almost 10 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis, and more than 43 million others have low bone mass (osteopenia) that increases their risk for fractures. One in two women and one in eight men older than 50 in the U.S. will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. This continuing education program will update physical therapists’ knowledge about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to update physical therapists’ knowledge about the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe osteoporosis and identify those at risk
  • List four current treatment modalities for osteoporosis
  • Relate four appropriate strategies aimed at prevention 

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the NY State Ed. Dept. of CE for PT and PTA from 10/21/2009 to 10/20/2018.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence req. for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by the PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of CE by the NC PT Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 3/8/2009 through 3/8/2010.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Reg. from July 2013 through 9/30/2018. 
This course has been approved as meeting the CE req. for PTs and PTAs by
The OH PT Association (approval no. 07S0862, exp. date 9/1/08; 08S1152, 9/2/08-9/2/09; 09S1477, 11/12/09-11/12/10; 10S1501, 11/13/10-11/13/11; 11S1520, 11/14/11-11/14/12; 12S1694, 11/15/12-11/15/13; 13S1892, 11/16/13-11/16/14; 14S1709, 11/17/14-11/17/15; 15S2218, 11/18/15-11/18/16; 16S2248, 11/19/16-11/19/17)
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE70011286, 1/1/07-12/31/07; CE80011972, 1/1/08-12/31/08; CE90014541, 1/1/09-12/31/09; CE100014630, 01/01/10-12/31/10; CE110016269, 01/01/11-12/31/11; CE120017781, 01/01/12-12/31/12; CE130019606, 01/01/13-12/31/13; CE140021450, 01/01/14-12/31/14; CE150023812, 01/01/15-12/31/15; CE16-27115, 01/01/16-12/31/16; CE17-518237, 01/01/17-12/31/17); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 41976A, exp. date 09/01/2008; 44439A, exp. date 10/27/09; 46813A, 10/27/09-10/16/10)
The TN PT Association (approval no. 3482, 11/10/10-11/09/11, 4022, 11/10/11-11/09/12, 4548, 11/10/12-11/09/13; 5241, 11/10/13-11/09/14; 5807, 11/10/14-11/09/15; 2130, 11/10/15-11/09/16; 2016-511, 11/10/16-11/09/17) for Class 1 CE Requirement
The PA Board of PT (PTCE003851, 01/01/13-12/31/14; PTCE006375, 01/01/15-12/31/16; PTCE010042, 01/01/17-12/31/18)
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 137-2008, exp. date 01/31/10; 692-2010, 11/10/10-1/31/12; 180-2012, 02/01/12-01/31/14; 357-2014, 02/01/14-01/31/16; 2016-257, 02/01/16-01/31/18).
This course has been approved by the:
MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/06/11 to 10/06/15; 10/30/15 to 10/30/19.
NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 10/25/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 359-2628, exp. date 10/1/09; 437-3124 for 12/1/09 to 12/1/10; 437-3584 for 12/01/10 to 12/01/11; 437-3981 for 12/01/11 to 12/01/12; 437-4568 for 12/01/12 to 12/01/13). According to the Rules for the Admin. of the IL PT Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Dept. of Professional Reg., a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a max. of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 9/27/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/27/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/27/2019


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Collin D - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Jan 08, 2018
Very long with a lot of medication information that is difficult to memorize that quickly for a test at the completion of the course.
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Cheryl C - Newark, DE  ·  Dec 01, 2017
good information about diagnostic tools and treatment options
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Barbara M - Plano, TX  ·  Nov 24, 2017
course included info that I can share with patient tomorrow
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Lyly H - Superior, CO  ·  Nov 06, 2017
none applicable to my job
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Marcia O - Pataskala, OH  ·  Nov 05, 2017
clearly and effectively presented
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