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Online Course: Osteoporosis

Prevent and manage low bone mineral density in your patients

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Course instructor:

Scott Buxton

An advanced practice physiotherapist specialising in frailty.

1.5-2 hours

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Current practice is moving towards the prevention and early diagnosis of osteoporosis. Millions are spent every year on the prevention, management, and consequences of osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures. The most commonly reported osteoporotic fractures are femur and forearm fractures, but the number of unreported, non-traumatic lumbar fractures is also very high. In this course, Scott Buxton provides a full overview of osteoporosis from the biology of bone to the pathological processes. He also introduces risk stratification tools for the prevention and early diagnosis of this condition.


This course aims to introduce the biology and pathophysiology of bone, as well as risk stratification tools to assist in the early diagnosis and prevention of osteoporosis.


This course is made up of a video, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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