Comprehensive and Holistic Physical Therapy Management of the Active Adult with Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass:
A Whole-Body Approach

Please join me for this empowering course where I do a deep dive into all aspects of osteoporosis and low bone mass.  This unique course not only offers approved continuing education credits for physical therapists, but is also intended for anyone interested in comprehensive, holistic management of their bone health.

For Anyone Diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia:
If you are overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do, this course will provide many of the evidence-based answers you have been looking for – all in one place!

For Physical Therapists:
If you are a physical therapist eager to provide top-notch care to active adults with osteoporosis, look no further – this seminar is designed just for you!  Unlock the potential to transform lives and help your patients thrive with a focus on wellness, prevention and restorative strategies, and become the osteoporosis expert your patients trust.

Course Cost $179
The course is thoughtfully divided into 7 easily manageable sections, giving you the flexibility to explore the content at your own pace.  Once purchased, you will have unlimited access through December, 2024.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn the most effective and safe exercises for skeletal strengthening.
  • Gain insights from leading experts in the field.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in osteoporosis management.
  • Learn how to demystify DXA scan results.
  • Learn about the latest research regarding vibration platforms.
  • Get an in-depth review of nutrition and supplements for bone health.
  • Learn how modalities like yoga, Pilates, and Feldenkrais can affect bone health.
  • Learn about the effect sleep has on bone health.
  • Discover how nature impacts our well-being.

Instructor: Joanne P. Fagerstrom, PT, CFP

Continuing Education Credits:

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 7 contact hours.

Course Description:

This fully accredited workshop provides an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to working with the active adult with osteoporosis or low bone mass.  Attendees will gain specific knowledge of the pathophysiology and risk factors that can lead to bone loss, as well as the diagnostic and screening tools used in clinical decision making.  Appropriate physical therapy evaluative procedures for posture, balance, and strength will be thoroughly reviewed, along with a focus on the newly released APTA clinical practice guidelines for treatment of the individual with suspected or confirmed osteoporosis.

While exercise prescriptions are an essential component of treatment, it is also critical that we have knowledge of the impact of nutrition on patient outcomes.  Therefore, providing guidance on how diet supports bone health must be included in our treatment programs.

Pharmacological interventions will also be discussed in detail, including the possible adverse side effects that can impact our treatment plan.

Woven throughout this course will be acknowledgement and support of the wellbeing of the patient.  At the end of the day, participants will have the tools they need to effectively treat and manage this population using a whole-body approach.

Joanne Fagerstrom

Joanne Fagerstrom, PT, CFP
Owner, Mindful Physical Therapy, LLC

From Clients

“This is one of the most comprehensive and understandable courses I have ever taken. Highly recommended.”

Betsy Butterworth, PTA


“Joanne Fagerstrom’s bone health course totally exceeded my expectations. She made even the most technical information easy to understand. The course is thoroughly researched, and her data driven approach, use of personal vignettes, and positiveness were all very helpful!

Leslie Bercik


“I took Joanne’s bone health course because my 97-year-old mother has been under treatment for osteoporosis for decades, and before seeking medical diagnosis, I wanted to arm myself with information from the most informed person I knew of — Joanne Fagerstrom.

I am so glad I did! Spoiler alert: If a DXA scan shows that you have low bone density, the best thing you can do is exercise. And if a scan doesn’t indicate low bone density, you aren’t out of the woods, you are still at risk for a fracture. But guess what — the antidote is exercise, particularly the thoughtful program that Joanne has put together in her Strong Bones exercise class that incorporates strength, flexibility and balance.”

Janis Risch