Fit to a T, the US Bone & Joint Initiative's (USBJI) free public education program on bone health and osteoporosis, reached a milestone last week with the presentation of its 500th session. APTA is a founding member of USBJI.
The event took place at the Catonsville Senior Center in Catonsville, Maryland. APTA member Laxmi Suryanarayana, PT, presented the session.
"We developed Fit to a T as a sustainable public education program, in response to the Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis. Bone health has a significant impact on overall health for everyone, regardless of race or whether you are male or female. Participants in the program learn how to maintain their bone health and how to identify their own risk factors for bone loss and osteoporosis. Being able to celebrate the 500th session demonstrates the continued public interest in this topic," said Kimberly Templeton, MD, USBJI president and chair of the USBJI Fit to a T Task Force.
Relevant to all ages, Fit to a T is targeted at men and women in their mid-40s to late 60s, as well as seniors and others who have or are at risk of having a broken bone. To schedule a session in your community, contact Shari Maier, USBJI program coordinator, 847/430-5054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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