Special Populations in Chiropractic – The Osteoporotic Patient

Tuition: $79
Hours: 4 (General Category)


Course Description

This four-hour distance based course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with information necessary to enhance your understanding of the patient with osteoporosis. You will receive insight to the health and wellness issues and how better to help the female patients you treat.

This course is specifically designed for the general practicing Doctor of Chiropractic.  The learners participation and actual course time is tracked electronically. This course will use interactive learning tools. Learners will  have the opportunity to participate, ask questions and express opinions. A multiple choice format final examination is used to evaluate learner outcomes. The exam requires a passing score of  80%. Learners not scoring 80% will be directed to areas needing more study and then they will be allowed to retake the exam.


The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically.  A learning outcome examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  True/False, multiple choice, short answer and essay questions may be used.  A final score of 80% or greater is required for completion of the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.



  1. Introduction and discussion regarding epidemiology & etiology of osteoporosis
  2. Screening the osteoporotic patient including the use of diagnostic imaging & lab tests
  3. Chiropractic Management of the osteoporotic patient including preventative approaches and exercise recommendations
  4. Nutrition recommendations for the patient with osteoporosis


In this course the learner will:

  1. Review the causes and types of osteoporosis
  2. Analyze the state of the art methods for evaluation of osteoporosis
  3. Evaluate conservative and medical interventions for the osteoporotic patient
  4. Examine exercise and diet modification methods for osteoporosis
  5. Determine appropriate lifestyle recommendations for bone mineralization
  6. Understand the role of exercise and diet in osteoporosis treatment
  7. Develop treatment plans for the osteoporotic patient
  8. Identify the role of the chiropractor in the osteoporotic patient.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.