Osteoporosis Update - PT204

Osteoporosis Update

by Cathy R. Kessenich, ARNP, DSN and Claudine Clement, PT
(4.5 / 490 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Probably all clinical, practicing PTs encounter patients with osteoporosis or a potential for developing the disease. More than 10 million women and men in the U.S. have osteoporosis, and 34 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for this disease. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 70% of women older than 80 years of age have osteoporosis. Although osteoporosis strikes more women than men, both men and women lose bone mass at approximately the same rate by age 65 or 70. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in eight men over the age of 50 in the U.S. will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. As the median age of the population in the U.S. increases, osteoporosis will become a major health concern in almost every setting in which PTs work.


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

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the NY State Education Department 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 requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas 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 Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018. 
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by the:
OH PTA (approval no. 07S0862, exp. date 9/1/08; 08S1152, exp. date 9/2/09; 09S1477 for 11/12/09 to 11/12/10; 10S1501 for 11/13/10 to 11/13/11; 11S1520 for 11/14/11 to 11/14/12; 12S1694 for 11/15/12 to 11/15/13; 13S1892 for 11/16/13 to 11/16/14; 14S1709 for 11/17/14 to 11/17/15; 15S2218 for 11/18/15 to 11/18/16.)
FL PT Association (approval no. CE70011286, exp. date 12/31/07; CE80011972, exp. date 12/31/08; CE90014541 for 1/1/09 to 12/31/09; CE100014630 for 01/01/10 to12/31/10; CE110016269 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120017781 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019606 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021450 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023812 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27115 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 41976A, exp. date 09/01/2008; 44439A, exp. date 10/27/09; 46813A for 10/27/09 to 10/16/10)
TN PT Association (approval no. 3482 for 11/10/10 to 11/09/11, 4022 for 11/10/11 to 11/09/12, 4548 for 11/10/12 to 11/09/13; 5241 for 11/10/13 to 11/09/14; 5807 for 11/10/14 to 11/09/15; 2130 for 11/10/15 to 11/09/16) for Class 1 CE Requirement
PA Board of PT (PTCE003851 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006375 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 137-2008, exp. date 01/31/10; 692-2010 for 11/10/10 to 1/31/12; 180-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 357-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-257 for 02/01/16 to 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 Administration of the IL PT Act (section 13460.61) published by the IL Department of Professional Regulation, 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: 12/14/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/14/2011
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/14/2015


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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Jinky F - Champaign, IL  ·  Sep 20, 2016
This course would use 2 units.
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Sherrie N - Round Rock, TX  ·  Sep 10, 2016
Interesting! Very informative.
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Jennifer V - Plainwell, MI  ·  Aug 29, 2016
Good overview of material.
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JENNIFER T - Wilmington, DE  ·  Aug 24, 2016
Informative course. Added to my knowledge base.
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Diane G - Pagosa Springs, CO  ·  Aug 07, 2016
great summary of literature available
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50