The Ultimate Osteoporosis Course for Health Practitioners & Passionate Laypeople

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Bone health is complex. As our aging population increases—1 in 3 females and 1 in 5 males will experience life-altering fractures. People deserve more than a cookie-cutter approach.

We need a new wave of knowledgeable practitioners who see the big picture and catch key details most folks miss—and guide people to a more accurate diagnosis and a clear path forward. Your patients/clients need your well-rounded expertise. They won't get it from traditional osteoporosis training.

In my comprehensive Ultimate Osteoporosis Course—understand how bone density scans, labs, and gut health work together. Work with actual case studies to customize prevention plans, interpret labs, and diagnose or understand your diagnosis with confidence.

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Whether you’re a nurse, doctor, or assistant in the medical fields, holistic health coach, physical therapist, nutritionist, athletic trainer, wellness professional, or passionate layperson—you’ll go deep and wide, ready to tackle all things bone health—for you and everyone you care about.


You’ll learn how to:

  • interpret lab results and DXAs from actual case studies
  • catch what most folks miss in DXA scan analyses & x-rays
  • assess an individual's fracture risk & Vertebral Fracture Assessments (VFA)
  • view & analyze Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) reports
  • identify comorbidity or secondary conditions leading to bone loss
  • order key labs that address the root causes of bone loss
  • assess what nutrients someone’s missing for healthy bone tissue
  • offer alternatives to help rebuild & slow down bone loss
  • prevent sarcopenia/muscle wasting & understand its connection to osteoporosis
  • prescribe effective exercise programs that fit individual cases
  • address the special needs of athletes to boost their bone health
  • consider pros/cons of commonly-prescribed medications, including hormone therapy—both anti-resorptive & anabolic

You’ll receive:

  • 20 hours of LIVE presentations
  • recordings and notes of all LIVE presentations
  • practical exercises interpreting labs
  • notes for interpreting bone density scans and lab reports, bone nutrition, and digestive health
  • plenty of Q&A time to answer your questions and go over case studies
  • unlimited access until 2029, so you can engage at your own pace


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Course begins April 20, 2024

Held in 4+ parts in 4-hour sessions—Saturdays & Thursdays. An additional 4 hours of videos with notes will be provided.

  • Saturday, April 20, 10:00am - 2:00pm PST
  • Thursday, April 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm PST
  • Thursday, May 2, 10:00am - 2:00pm PST
  • Saturday, May 18, 10:00 - 2:00pm PST
  • An additional date in June will be added on a Thursday or Saturday

Reference Materials

Can't make the live class? No worries! You’ll get all recordings, notes, exercises, and handouts.

The companion text for this course is Dr. Lani's No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide. Purchase here.

Health practitioners receive time-tested, bone health-focused patient questionnaires and other crucial intake documents to start their own bone health diagnostic and education program(valued at over $300).



Who this Course is designed for:

Are you a health practitioner? Everyone has a skeleton, so understanding bones is important for those of us in the health field. 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. For others, osteoporosis can be 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 and images.

Passionate about bone health, but not a health practitioner? This course is still for you. My goal is to educate as many people as I can about bone health. I work hard to make my courses accessible and informative. Please note, this is not an introductory course. While this course is geared towards health practitioners who need to understand osteoporosis to serve their patients—I always incorporate real-life stories, examples, and resources for you to bridge knowledge gaps. You’ll learn about your skeleton, bone health, and how to advocate for yourself and loved ones.

Interested in offering an educational/consulting program for your patients? Dr. Simpson will offer a 1 hour webinar on intake forms for interested attendees—at no extra cost.



Course Topics

Detailed syllabus provided in coming weeks

  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia diagnoses: understanding the big picture of bone health
  • Historic bone loss: did you gain a good peak bone mass?
  • Genetic possibilities regarding bone fragility
  • Bone density testing (DXA): how to read DXA images to verify accuracy of a bone density test
  • Fracture Risk Assessment Tools: FRAX, Garvan, and other future fracture risk models
  • Bone density testing in 3-hour depth
  • Trabecular Bone Score for bone quality assessment
  • 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: bone turnover markers, 24 hour urine tests, PTH, B12 Vitamin D and much more depending on the case
  • Hormone Balancing: for females and males
  • Osteoporosis medications: What are they and how do they work?
  • Alternative treatment options: What works, what doesn’t
  • The importance of digestive health for our bones
  • Fight Fractures with Food—Part 1: Nutrition for our bones
  • Fight Fractures with Food—Part 2: Nutrition for our bones
  • Exercise and Osteoporosis: customizing safe, effective strength and impact trainings per someone’s fracture risk
  • Case studies from Dr. Lani’s lifetime of experience


Additional Info for Health Practitioners:

  • Patient questionnaires and other documents will be provided to you to start your own educational and diagnostic program
  • Continuing Education Credits (CE) credits are not available at this time
  • Certification of completion is offered to those interested in developing their own patient program—after passing a test administered by Dr. Lani Simpson
  • Ongoing Case study meeting group: this is a possibility if there is ample interest