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179 The Meeks Method™: A Comprehensive Exercise & Movement Approach to Osteoporosis and other Musculoskeletal Conditions Level 1—Function Follows Form

Motivations, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   16
Registration Fee:   $495

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Articulate basic information on the diagnoses of Osteoporosis and low bone mass, first signs and risk factors, epidemiology and pathology for these conditions.
2. Know how to identify people who may be at risk in their own clinic and why the interventions for normal bone, low bone mass and osteoporosis would be essentially the same but how they might differ according to the clinical condition of the patient.
3. Articulate the elements of a thorough pre-assessment and assessment for persons with known or suspected osteoporosis or low bone mass with tools that can be used to measure progress.
4. Apply the concept of the Patterns of Postural Change© to exercise prescription.
5. Know the Principles of Movement and philosophy of the exercise program, and be able to perform and teach the site-specific strengthening and flexibility exercises.
6. Instruct in Postural Correction, Balance and Gait Training according to the Principles of Movement of The Meeks Method
7. Identify specific treatment guidelines and considerations for patients in acute, sub-acute, rehab, outpatient, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility and home care settings.
8. Understand the importance of, and be able to instruct patients in ADL's and body mechanics with guidelines appropriate for the geriatric population and for people with osteoporosis.
9. Be familiar with the suggested use of effective modalities and specific treatments that are used to augment the exercise program.
10. Apply concepts of safety and advise patients on exercise programs they may currently be doing (e.g., Aerobics classes, Gym machines, Senior classes, Pilates, Yoga, T'ai Chi, Aquatherapy) so that they will be as safe as possible in other environments

Target Audience
A Workshop for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Athletic Trainers

Confirmation Notes
This is a 16-hour course with lab equivalent to 1.6 CEUs. Motivations Inc is an approved provider by The Texas Chapter of the APTA. We follow the PT licensing Board guidelines in the states in which the course is held. Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by AOTA. Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by NATA BOC.

7:30 - 8:00 am REGISTRATION 8:00 - 9:15 am MODULE 1: Introduction to The Meeks Method (Lecture-Lab) Introductions/Introductory Information and Course Materials Anatomy as it Pertains to Bone Health Exercises: Perch Posture, Sit-To-Stand-To-Sit 9:15 - 10:15 am MODULE 2: Laying the Foundation (Lecture-Lab) PowerPoint Presentation alternating with exercise and movement EXERCISES: Hip Hinge with Dowel, Body Arc, Scapular Retraction, Compensatory Movement Patterns, Umbrella Breath, CASE REPORT: Patient with severe condition with successful treatment program 10:15 - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 - 12:30 pm Continuation of MODULE 2 Definitions, Epidemiology, Pathology, Consequences of Osteoporosis Discussion of Osteoporosis in Children/Child Development Problems Reading of Bone Density Reports 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 - 2:30 pm MODULE 3: Gait-Posture-Balance (Lab) Introduction of Habitual and Non-Habitual Movement Patterns Discussions of Walking Poles, Shoes, Walkers and other Assistive Devices 2:30 - 3:15 pm MODULE 4: Management Guidelines (Lecture - Lab) Guidelines for 4 groups of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis Chart of Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture Management Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis (PP) Use of Low Intensity Vibration to Augment Exercise Management of Acute Compression Fractures 2 Case Reports on Postural Improvement 3:15 - 3:30 pm BREAK 3:30 - 5:30 pm MODULE 5: Site-Specific Exercise (Lab) Demonstration of positioning and first 4 exercises—The Re-Alignment Routine. Guidelines for severely involved and frail patients. Demo of transferring to and from floor. Practice of positioning and instruction in The Re-Alignment Routine in groups of 2. Presentation/practice of supine site-specific exercises including resistance band. Participants exercise independently Including breathing and relaxation. Remind participants of “homework”.
DAY 2 8:00 - 10:00 am MODULE 6--Patient Pre-Assessment and Assessment (Lecture-Lab) Identification of patients at risk for Osteoporosis and Fracture Assessment with reliable, valid and safe tools for osteoporosis Doing the REEDCO Posture Score Test 10:00 - 10:15 am BREAK 10:15 - 12:30 pm MODULE 7—Site-Specific Exercise (Lab) Strengthening/Balancing with Foam Rollers Demo and Do Site-Specific Exercises—Supine,Prone, Bridging, Side-Lying Leg Lift 12:30 - 1:30 pm LUNCH 1:30 – 2:00 pm MODULE 8-A – Exercise Guidelines (Lecture) Chronological Protocol, CASE REPORTS of 14 patients with Postural Correction and Successful Management with The Meeks Method 2:00 – 2:15 Module 9—Wall Exercises (Lab) 2:15 – 3:00 pm MODULE 8-B—Exercise Guidelines (Lecture) Nachemson Studies Slides; Senior Class Guidelines Effects of Treatment; 16 Guidelines for Exercise CASE REPORTS on 4 Patients 3:00 – 3:30 pm MODULE 10—Activities of Daily Living (Lab) 3:30 – 3:45 pm BREAK 3:45 – 4:15 pm MODULE 11—Exercise Demos (Demo) Arm Press, Straight Leg Raise with Stretching Strap and Dowel 4:15 – 5:00 MODULE 12—Gym and Fitness (Lecture – Lab) 5:00 - 5:30 pm Module 13—Wrap Up (Lecture-Q&A-Group Discussion) Final Questions, Guidelines, Discussions, Evaluations Farewell PowerPoint Slides End of Seminar—Pick up Certificates on Way Out

In this two day course, Sara Meeks* presents an innovative, effective, S.A.F.E.**, site-specific comprehensive program for management of the patients with osteoporosis, osteopenia, and postural problems which is also useful for spinal stenosis and back pain. The program includes a complete patient assessment, site-specific exercise program, postural correction, balance, gait, body mechanics during activities of daily living, use of foam rollers for balance and core strengthening, scapular stabilization exercises with resistance band, information on use of treatment modalities as they pertain to osteoporosis, and guidelines for advanced exercises (e.g., in the gym, Yoga, Pilates etc.). Course Registration Rates:
$395 Consortium Registration - Group Discount – To see if your facility is already a Consortium Facility, click on the register button, then the "Fees and Locations tab"
$445 Association Registration - Member of APTA, AOTA, NATA-BOC, ASHA, SCARF, etc.
$495 Individual Registration - Register on-line and Save $25! Use coupon code: 2507 to receive discount.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Tampa Florida
Location:   Tampa General Hospital
Dates:   10-21-2017 - 10-22-2017, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   San Antonio Texas
Location:   Christus Santa Rosa at Westover Hills
Dates:   11-04-2017 - 11-05-2017, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Bend Oregon
Location:   St Charles Healthcare
Dates:   02-03-2018 - 02-04-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Ocala Florida
Location:   Ocala Rehab
Dates:   09-22-2018 - 09-23-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Rockford Illinois
Location:   SwedishAmerican
Dates:   11-03-2018 - 11-04-2018, 12:00AM 12:00AM