The Osteoporosis Exercise Book: Building Better Bones, 2nd Edition

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The Osteoporosis Exercise Book, 2nd Edition by Sherri R. Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, was written to help you incorporate safe mat, chair and standing exercises into your bone-building program. The exercises will help you build bone density of the spine and hip, improve posture and balance, and increase flexibility and mobility. You will also learn how to avoid movements that increase the risk of fracture. Includes photos, nutritional recommendations, and some of the latest research findings on Osteoporosis. Large print, special "stay open" binding and over 100 photos!

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SHERRI BETZ, PT, GCS, CEEAA is a 1991 graduate of the Louisiana State University Medical Center's School of Physical Therapy. Sherri actually began her career as a national gymnastics competitor and as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for Nautilus Fitness Centers in the 1980's. Inspired by the work of a physical therapist in one of the clubs where she trained, Sherri began to pursue a degree in physical therapy. Her love of movement education has been integrated into her physical therapy practice at a rehabilitative level and at a fitness level. Utilization of Pilates-based methods and Gyrotonic® with a specialty in the treatment of the pelvic girdle and manual therapy of the spine and pelvis are integral in her practice as a Physical Therapist. Selected to serve on the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE) Professional Education Committee, Sherri is involved in improving awareness about bone health. This committee reviews the latest updates in research and designs educational programs and seminars for physicians and allied health professionals. She has developed "Do It Right and Prevent Fractures" an informational piece for American Bone Health on Fracture Prevention. Sherri has developed programs for the San Jose Sharks Professional Hockey Team, nationally ranked pairs and singles figure skaters, and Elite-level gymnasts in their rehabilitation and in development of their Pilates-based training programs. As a Geriatric Clinical Specialist, certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, Sherri specializes in exercise programs for older adults. She teaches community-based classes for osteoporosis, balance and fall prevention for older adults at the Capitola Recreation Center, serves on the Board of Directors of American Bone Health and hosts the American Bone Health Lecture Series-a support and seminar group in Santa Cruz. Sherri is also the Chair of the Bone Health Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association's Geriatric Section. Sherri has been a Principal Educator and Examiner for Polestar Education since 1999 and is certified in Gyrotonic® and GyrokinesisTM. She has developed an advanced program in Osteoporosis Management for Polestar Education. Extensive focus on the treatment and prevention of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis led to the development of The Osteoporosis Exercise Book: Building Better Bones, The Pilates for Osteoporosis Exercise Video, Prenatal Pilates, Dealing with Acute Low Back Pain, and Pilates for Seniors and her newest video Pre-Pilates for Rehabilitation. She has recently published the The Osteoporosis Exercise Book: Building Better Bones, 2nd Edition with integration of Pilates and Physical Therapy principles and exercise modifications for those at risk for fracture. Studies with Ron Fletcher and Kyria Sabin have inspired her to become licensed in Fletcher Pilates Towelwork® and Fletcher Pilates Spine Corrector®. She currently completed the Ron Fletcher Program of Study Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training in 2011. Sherri was the Vice-President of the Pilates Method Alliance and served on the Board of Directors from 2003-2009, became PMA Pilates Gold Certified in 2005 and serves on the PMA Pilates Certification Exam National Panel to improve the quality of Pilates Instruction. She is currently the chair of the PMA Research Committee. Sherri's mottos and life goals are: 1) To inspire and assist people in movement without pain. 2) To change faulty habitual patterns of movement and create new healthy patterns of movement. 3) To teach people to stand tall through out the lifespan! 4) To inspire joy in movement! 5) To age gracefully!

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