What is BoneFitTM?
BoneFitTM is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise specialists to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis.
BoneFitTM includes two different levels of workshops – BoneFitTM Basics and BoneFitTM Clinical. BoneFitTM Basics workshops are aimed at exercise and fitness professionals. BoneFitTM Clinical workshops are aimed at rehabilitation professionals.
BoneFitTM was created and launched by Osteoporosis Canada in 2010. NOF is working with Osteoporosis Canada and the founders of BoneFitTM to bring this training program to the United States.
Get BoneFitTM Trained
Exercise and fitness professionals that work with uncomplicated osteoporosis clients are eligible to participate in BoneFitTM Basics workshops.
Rehabilitation professionals working in a clinical environment with simple or complex osteoporosis patients are eligible to participate in the BoneFitTM Clinical workshops.
Students in both fields are also welcome to participate.
What Do Workshops Entail?
Each workshop includes two components – online learning modules that need to be completed in advance and an in-person training. After completing the online modules and the in-person training, attendees must pass an online quiz with 70% to be officially BoneFitTM Trained.
Healthcare professionals may be eligible for continuing education credits for participating in a workshop.
For more information on current BoneFitTM trainers, visit https://bonefit.ca/instructor-profiles/.
The next BoneFitTM USA Clinical training will be taking place September 14-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. To learn more and register, visit www.nmapta.org.