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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Taking Charge of Your Bone HealthTuesday, March 16, 2021, 3‑4:30pm EDT
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021
Contact: Marsha Yankelev
There is a lot of confusing information about what to do if you have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Joanne Fagerstrom, an osteoporosis exercise specialist and physical therapist with over 40 years of experience, will talk about the crucial role exercise and nutrition play in improving and maintaining your bone density.
Through extensive research and modifications to her exercise program and diet, Joanne was able to reverse her own diagnosis of osteoporosis – without drugs! This personal success led her to share all that she discovered with others, both in her annual Taking Charge of Your Bone Health workshop and in her Strong Bones exercise classes.
Joanne will speak about this subject in depth, and share the specifics of what to do and what NOT to do to strengthen your bones and keep them strong for the rest of your life.
A portion of Joanne's presentation will include an interactive introduction to many of the exercises Joanne teaches in her Strong Bones class. These will all be in either a standing or sitting position, and no equipment will be needed.
It is never too late to take charge of your bone health!
About our Speaker:
Joanne P. Fagerstrom, PT, CFP, graduated from Hunter College in 1978 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She practiced in various Philadelphia area teaching hospitals, (Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chestnut Hill Hospital), before launching her private practice, Mindful Physical Therapy, LLC, in 2012.
Ms. Fagerstrom has taught her public workshop, Taking Charge of Your Bone Health, throughout the Delaware Valley since 2011, and teaches her Strong Bones exercise classes weekly. In 2015, she produced and released an instructional bone health exercise video. The second edition was released in December, 2020.
Ms. Fagerstrom is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Bone Health Special Interest Group. In 2017, she received a Certificate in Nutrition from Cornell University. Her certification in the Feldenkrais Method adds a unique dimension to her practice of physical therapy.
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