Share A Course: The BEST Program for Osteoporosis Prevention
by Scott Going PhD, Linda Houtkooper, PhD, RD, Timothy Lohman, PhD, Lauve Metcalfe, MS and Terri Antoniotti-Guido, PT/L
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Teach your patients the six BEST exercises to prevent osteoporosis. Funded by a NIH grant, the University of Arizona BEST Team of researchers identified the most effective exercises for preventing osteoporosis and improving bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. Instruct your patients in training protocols, specific programming and motivational strategies that will be the BEST for optimal bone health. This course is offered in cooperation with Desert Southwest Fitness
Course Length: 8.0 contact hours
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This package includes only the testing materials for the course and not the required reading materials.
The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention
This course is designed to give the student comprehensive overview of factors related to bone health with a specific emphasis on exercise for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The course is based on the University of Arizona Bone Estrogen Strength Training (BEST) study that demonstrated that weightbearing and resistance exercise significantly improved bone mineral density at skeletal sites at risk for fracture in postmenopausal women.
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Define osteoporosis
2. Identify the most common osteoporosis-related fracture sites
3. Recognize the prevalence of osteoporosis in the United States
4. Identify how bone tissue changes throughout the life cycle
5. Identify the one remolding cycle
6. Identify how medical therapy, nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle practices can help prevent and treat osteoporosis
7. Identify the primary and secondary risk factors for osteoporosis
8. Identify clinical definitions of osteopenia and osteoporosis
9. List methods for osteoporosis screening
10. Identify dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and ultrasonometry as devices for assessing bone mass, bone strength, and fracture risk
11. Identify clinical indications for bone densitometry
12. Identify the importance of physical activity for bone growth and maintenance of bone mass and density
13. Identify the goals of an exercise program for osteoporosis prevention
14. Identify the optimal mechanical stimuli for bone growth and mineralization and maintenance of bone mineral mass and density
15. Identify findings from observational studies of bone mineral density and interpret their meaning for prescription for osteoporosis prevention
16. Identify general findings from exercise training studies an interpret their meaning for exercise prescription for osteoporosis prevention
17. List exercise training principles and explain their application to program design for osteoporosis prevention.
18. Identify exercises to be avoided in older persons with osteoporosis and persons with low bone mineral density.
19. Identify useful exercises for stimulating increases in bone mineral density
20. Outline the training principles important for optimal bone health
21. Differentiate between the exercise protocols used in moderate training and heavy training
22. Identify the six BEST strengthening exercises for osteoporosis prevention
23. Identify stretching, abdominal strengthening, postural exercises, and cardio-weightbearing activities for optimal bone health and osteoporosis prevention.
24. Outline the strategies used to maintain high exercise adherence.
25. Identify examples of the social cognitive constructs underlying the BEST intervention program.
26. Identify the key factors to create a sustainable osteoporosis prevention program.
27. Identify the function of nutrients and food components related to bone health throughout the life cycle
28. Identify Dietary References Intakes for Adequate Intakes and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for nutrients related to bone health.
29. Identify guidelines for calcium and vitamin D supplements
30. Identify nutrient and food components that positively and negatively influence bone health.
31. Identify the associated risk for falling with pharmacological agents
32. Identify 5 classes of medications currently approved for use in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
33. Identify the role of each of the 5 classes of medications used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
34. Identify compliance issues in taking medication prescribed to people with osteoporosis.