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Bone Fit™ Basics


Bone Fit™ basics is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop designed for exercise professionals to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for those with osteoporosis. This workshop is recommended for Certified Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors, Rehabilitation Aid/Personal Support Workers overseeing or implementing exercise programs.

You will learn:

  • Identification of at-risk population, fracture risk assessment
  • Overview of the most current research on safe movement
  • Safe exercise prescription and adaptation of activities


  • Complete E-Modules prior to workshop
  • Bring Yoga Mat/Towel to workshop for exercise demonstrations
  • Pen, pencil, etc…
  • Lunch (1 hour break)

Course Instructor

Dr. Judi Laprade, PhD

Judi obtained her Physical Education degree from University of Western Ontario, Physical Therapy (PT) degree from Queen’s University, as well as her MSc and PhD in Anatomy. She has held teaching positions for musculoskeletal physical therapy at Queen’s University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Toronto, and currently she is teaching in the Anatomy Department at University of Toronto. She has been the head consultant with Osteoporosis Canada developing and instructing the Bone Fit™ workshops, which teach health and exercise specialists how to conduct safe exercise for osteoporotic clients.

Dr. Caitlin McArthur, PhD

Caitlin is a registered physical therapist and post doctoral fellow at the Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Science Centre (GERAS) at McMaster University. She completed her PhD in the Kinesiology department at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in aging, health, and well-being. She has completed her Physical Therapy (PT) degree from University of Toronto. Caitlin’s research focuses on improving rehabilitation across the continuum of care, including long-term care and home care. She also has expertise in bone health, exercise, and physical activity. Caitlin is an instructor of Bone Fit™ workshops, a continuing education course for rehabilitation professionals working with people with osteoporosis. Caitlin is the recipient of several awards including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Silver Quill Award.