The Online Bone Health and Osteoporosis and Diagnosis Course
Coming soon: Dr. Lani’s Bone Health Course for Health Practitioners
Do you want deepen your understanding of osteoporosis and bone health?
As a doctor, are you ever confused when reviewing DXA images, and feel hesitant to give patients a diagnosis or prescription?
Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis, and are doubtful about the information your doctor has given you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are not alone - and it isn’t your fault! Truth is, our medical institutions simply don’t teach enough about bone health.The diagnosis of osteoporosis threatens an individual's physical independence, so it is crucial that we all approach it with care, knowledge, and attention. Sign up for this course if you would like to learn more!
About the Course:
This online course includes 14 hours of video recordings and notes for interpreting bone density scans and lab reports. It will also include LIVE zoom webinars with Dr. Simpson to answer questions and go over case studies that you may have.
Dates: To be determined. Starting date in December 2023 or January 2024, so stay tuned for early bird registration!
For the past 30 years, I have devoted my practice to understanding bone health with a heavy focus on osteoporosis. Before that, I worked as a chiropractor, anatomy teacher, and nutritionist for 13 years. I have studied osteoporosis, medications, nutrition, exercise, anxiety, genetics, chronic illness, and their impact on our bones and skeletons. I work with patients with severe cases of osteoporosis to find treatments that blend pharmaceutical medications, dietary changes, hormone replacement therapy, and natural supplements to improve bone health. I find deep purpose and meaning in teaching and treating bone health issues from a holistic perspective. Learn more about my practice here.
Who Can Take This Course:
Are you a health practitioner? Understanding bones is important for those of us in the health field, and this course is designed to give you an overview of osteoporosis, as well as nuanced information on bone health. Each case is unique: one person may have osteoporosis due to an eating disorder, another might have an underlying thyroid or parathyroid issue. For people who menstruate, it may be due to estrogen loss at menopause. And still, for others osteoporosis can be a linked to a digestive issue, physical activity, kidney problems, or genetics. This course includes material on common causes, warning signs, testing, and how to interpret bone density scans, images.
Are you interested in bones, but not a health practitioner? This course is still for you! My goal is educate as many people as I can about bone health and osteoporosis. I love to teach, and work hard to make my courses accessible, fun, and informative. While there may be vocabulary that you are unfamiliar with, I always incorporate stories, examples, and resources for you to learn more. Learn about your skeleton, bone health, and how to advocate for yourself when facing an osteoporosis diagnosis.
Course Units and Information
Dates: Starting date will be in December 2023, or January 2024 so stay tuned for early bird registration!
Osteoporosis Diagnosis – Understanding bone health
Bone density testing (DXA) – how to read DXA images to verify whether or not a bone density test is accurate
Fracture Risk Assessment Tools: FRAX, Garvan and other future fracture risk models
Bone Density Testing in Depth
Fractures and what they tell us: low trauma, no trauma, stress fractures and insufficiency fractures
Lab Testing for Bone Part One: Basic screening tests
Lab Testing for Bone Part Two: Learning about bone turnover markers and active bone loss
Hormones: At menopause and 5 years post up to 20% bone loss can occur due to estrogen loss
Osteoporosis Medications: What are they and how do they work?
Alternative treatment options: What works, what doesn’t work
Fight Fractures with Food: The core to any treatment program including digestive issues such as malabsorption
Fight Fractures with Food Part two
Exercise and Osteoporosis: What exercise program is right for osteoporosis – this is best defined by understanding how at risk a patient is to fracture. Strength training and impact are best for bone.
Case Studies: Learn from some case studies how I handled and diagnosed cases – this is just the beginning.
Additional Info for Health Practitioners:
Continuing Education Credits: CE credits are not available at this time.
Certification of completion will be offered to those interested in developing their own patient program.
Ongoing Case study meeting group: once doctors have completed the program you can notify your patients.
Patient questionnaires and other documents you will need to start your own educational program.