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Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased Quality of Life (QOL)

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Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased Quality of Life (QOL)

Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased Quality of Life (QOL)

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This course was recorded in February 2021


Osteoporosis has evolved as a diagnosis and is now considered a major public health issue.  Can you explain treatment options to your patients?  How do we advocate for bone health?

Join Carolyn Vandyken and Mikki Townsend for Accelerate your Growth by Increasing your Scope Session 2 - Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased Quality of Life (QOL).


Overview of all Sessions in this Course Series:

This course is part of a larger series. You can find all of the courses in this series by going here.

  1. Sleep and Musculoskeletal Pain: The Crucial Link presented by Debbie Patterson 
  2. Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased QOL presented by Mikki Townsend 
  3. Hormones Matter: Considerations for Treating Women with MSK Problems presented by Susan Clinton 
  4. Tension is a Top-Down Problem: Changing our Target(s) with Exercise presented by Carolyn Vandyken 
  5. Lifestyle Medicine and Musculoskeletal Health: Broadening your Scope presented by Dr. Sinead Dufour 
  6. Exercise Prescription Overhaul for MSK pain presented by Cory Blickenstaff and Teresa Waser 
  7. Polyvagal Theory, Stress, and MSK pain presented by Marlysa Sullivan 
The instructors
Carolyn Vandyken

Carolyn is the co-owner of Reframe Rehab, a teaching company engaged in breaking down the barriers internationally between pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science. Carolyn has practiced in orthopaedics and pelvic health for the past 37 years. She is a McKenzie Credentialled physiotherapist (1999), certified in acupuncture (2002), and obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2017.

Carolyn received the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2004) and the distinguished Education Award from the OPA (2015). Carolyn was recently awarded the Medal of Distinction from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2021 for her work in pelvic health and pain science.

Carolyn has been heavily involved in post-graduate pelvic health education, research in lumbopelvic pain, speaking at numerous international conferences and writing books and chapters for the past twenty years in pelvic health, orthopaedics and pain science.

Mikki Townshend
BSc (Hons) Sports Science, MA Physical Education, BSc PT, DPT, OCS, Rehabilitation Pilates Certified (Polestar), National Certified Pilates Teacher ( Pilates Method Alliance), Balanced Body Master Instructor
Mikki originally studied Sports Science at Liverpool Polytechnic, followed by a master’s in physical education from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She attended Physical Therapy School at the University of Florida and completed her clinical doctorate at Rocky Mountain University in Utah. She is a Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Rehabilitation Certified Pilates Instructor (Polestar), Pilates Method Alliance Certified and a Master Instructor for Balanced Body. Mikki has been a clinician for 30 years and a Pilates teacher for 20 years at New Motion Physical Therapy and Studio Bainbridge Island in Washington State. Mikki has specialized in pain neuroscience, pelvic health, spine and osteoporosis. She has presented at Pilates on Tour, ISPI, NOI conference and the Dystonia Symposium.
Course Material included in this course
  • Osteoporosis: A Silent Risk Factor for Decreased Quality of Life (QOL) with Mikki Townsend
  • Introduction
  • Course Outline
  • Take Aways
  • Questions Pt1
  • Questions Pt2
  • Feedback
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