The US Bone and Joint Initiative (USJBI) is offering free programming to help physical therapists (PTs) and other providers educate the public about arthritis and bone health.
The two programs—"Fit to a T" and "Experts in Arthritis"—feature a PowerPoint presentation, question and answer segment, and handout materials. USJBI works with requesting individuals or facilities to arrange for presenters and promote the event.
"Fit to a T" is a bone health program designed to provide steps to prevent or slow down bone disease to avoid breaks. Aimed at individuals from 40 – late 60s, seniors, and others at risk for breaking a bone, the program also delivers information on prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.
"Experts in Arthritis" is a more general program that focuses on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis, and includes information on care and treatment options. The program is designed to help raise awareness of the conditions.
Requests for the program can be made directly to USJBI at the organization's website or by phone at 847/430-5054. APTA offers additional resources tailored to the role of the PT in the treatment of bone and joint conditions, including a PT guides to Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis, as well as general information on bone health and continuing education on aging joints.
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