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SARA MEEKS: OSTEOPOROSIS VS SPINAL STENOSIS – The Treatment Dilemma

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A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will focus on therapeutic exercise prescription, indication and contraindications of persons with osteoporosis ans spinal stenosis. Spinal flexion exercises are contraindicated in persons with known Osteoporosis. Spinal flexion exercises are recommended for persons with Spinal Stenosis. Both of these conditions are frequently silent, occur throughout the populations frequently seen by Health and Exercise Professionals and also can occur together in the same patient (along with other pathology which may be unknown and silent. What would be your approach when you encounter a patient with both of these diagnoses? This experiential webinar will explore this dilemma and present a research-supported, clinically-proven, effective approach based on The Meeks Method. Participants will gain a unique perspective on spinal pathology and have new tools you can use in your setting the very next day.

Expiration

Dec 31, 2018

Discipline(s)

Athletic Trainer , Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE, Physician Assistant CME

Format

Webinar / Webcast / Video

Cost

39

Credits / Hours

1.5 Contact Hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Sara Meeks, PT, MS, GCS, KYT

Sara is a physical therapist with nearly 50 years clinical experience and a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher since 1984, has spent the past 28 years specializing in the unique management implications of persons with low bone mass. She is an international presenter and the owner of SARA MEEKS SEMINARS which is dedicated to the education of health professionals on the management of bone health. Sara is the author of two books on bone health management, has presented at many State APTA Conferences, and has been a presenter at both Annual Conference and CSM. She is the founder of the Special Interest Group on Bone Health and the recipient of the APTA Section on Geriatrics Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice (2001). With her stated mission of creating safety in movement for persons with low bone mass and diagnosed with osteoporosis herself, she brings energy, enthusiasm, and humor into her highly interactive seminars.

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Acute Care, Geriatrics / LTC, Occupational Medicine, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Primary Care, Rehabilitation / Therapy, Rheumatology / Arthritis, Sports Medicine

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