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Healthy to the Bone An Educational Tool Kit-
#6060 Healthy to the Bone An Educational Tool Kit


2 Contact Hours

Be a part of the osteoporosis prevention model for the pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Physical and Occupational Therapists alike can bring positive bone health strategies to school age children and their families.

This introductory on-line course is designed for the health care professional that is interested in building knowledge of prevention strategies related to osteoporosis. It provides information and tools needed to take this wellness topic into an elementary school classroom and to modify the presentation format for any age group. The number one prevention against osteoporosis is building maximal bone density during childhood and adolescence. A PowerPoint presentation for elementary school children, along with recommendations for interactive classroom activities, is integrated into the course.

You will learn about:

  • The anatomy and physiology of bone development
  • Healthy lifestyle choices that have a positive impact on bone growth
  • Interactive teaching methods that allow for positive learning and information retention

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


To help healthcare providers convey the importance of bone health in a variety of age groups in order to prevent osteoporosis in older age.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify positive and negative lifestyle choices related to attaining maximum bone density during childhood and adolescence
  • Describe normal bone metabolism
  • Utilize successful teaching methods to enhance learning during the “Healthy to the Bone” classroom program



Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 2 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

NBCOT 2.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours.
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Kathleen DeMolli Shirley graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a BSPT in 1981.  She became board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1991 (recertified in 1999 and 2009), and board certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy in 1993 (recertified in 2002).  In 2003, she completed the APTA (Herdman) Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency, and in 2005 she completed the APTA (Landel) Cervicogenic Dizziness competency.  She is Adult NDT certified (neurodevelopmental treatment) and has completed a 250 hour Yoga Teachers Certification.

Kathleen is owner of Healthy to the Bone, LLC.  She divides her clinical time between outpatient orthopedics, specializing in spinal dysfunction and balance and dizziness problems that generally effect older adults.  She sees patients both in the outpatient setting and in their homes.  In 1997, Kathleen created the Healthy to the Bone elementary school based osteoporosis education and prevention program. She has been very active in the Pinellas County school system and has taught this program to hundreds of children over the years.

Kathleen is currently a member of the APTA Orthopedic and Geriatric sections.  She is also a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Text format, graphics, photos, video, interactive group activities, e-mail with instructor and case study of the pilot program. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.