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 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: 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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John S - las vegas, NV  ·  Feb 17, 2017
Good education regarding medications however, lacked the detailed education on physical intervention.
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Kim B - Peoria, IL  ·  Feb 07, 2017
I felt this course was informative and will be very helpful when I am working with My Patient population.
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Paul D - Marlton, NJ  ·  Feb 05, 2017
Great course and was effective.
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Christopher M - Murchison, TX  ·  Feb 05, 2017
Importance on Weight bearing Exercises to help prevent osteoporosis
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No D - Yardley, PA  ·  Dec 31, 2016
very interesting/ informative
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