Down to the BONE! How to Prevent and Manage Osteoporosis w/ L. Simpson (Feb 22, 6hrs, BERKELEY)

Osteoporosis affects all people, all patients, all ages – be at the forefront of care.


Lani Simpson, DC, CCD
Dr. Lani Simpson, DC, CCD


February 22, 2018 - 10:00 am


February 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm


Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709   View map

Life West Comes to Berkeley!


Is osteoporosis is inevitable after menopause? Are “small boned” women at greater risk for fracture? Lani Simpson, DC, CCD (Certified Clinical Densitometrist), author of Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide, will set the record straight.  Dr. Simpson has shared her expertise on osteoporosis in lecture halls and universities, on PBS and in many books and print publications.  She will discuss surprising facts about bone density testing; how digestive health, diet, supplements, and exercise all affect bones; and what medicines you should be on the alert for if you want to protect your patients’ bones.  As chiropractors, this is vital information for you and for your patients.  Identify osteoporosis, and better yet, help prevent it before it starts.

See to learn more about Dr. Lani Simpson.


6 hours unless otherwise indicated.

Hour Topic
1 How to evaluate a patient’s bone health status starting with history forms and discussion with patients that include history of past and present fractures, lab results, diet diary and family history.

Bone density and bone quality (trabecular bone score) will be defined as it pertains to fracture risk.

2 Bone densities of the lumbar spine, hip and wrist will be analyzed in detail – raw data for bone density reading will be provided and attendees will learn how to read and interpret the data that includes the lumbar spine, hip and forearm. Understanding DXA reports. The reports generated by the DXA scanner are critical to evaluate bone density. Including T-scores, Z-scores, checking to make sure the technician set up the patient properly by viewing the computer-generated images of the region of interest: lumbar spine, hip and forearm. 10-year fracture probability and least significant change for monitoring serial bone density testing.
3 FRAX: Ten Year Fracture Assessment tool (This is a calculation that is often included on bone density reports) – how to use this online tool to better understand a patient’s 10-year probability of fractures. Vertebral fractures and hip fractures will be discussed in detail as part of this tool prediction

Lab test results will include: Comprehensive Metabolic panel, CBC, parathyroid, thyroid, sex hormones, 24-hour urine test for calcium, bone markers and other tests that can rule in or out active bone loss.

4 Osteoporosis medications: patients who are on long-term medications are at increased risk of fractures due to poor bone quality. This is especially important for chiropractors to understand as low force fractures can occur. Common medications that may impact bone heath and increase fracture risk will be discussed such as proton pump inhibitors.
5 Nutrition and how it impacts bone; vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, boron, vitamin K, EPA/DHA, excessive protein or low protein. Exercise for bone health and for osteoporosis including whole body vibration, weight-bearing exercise, weight vests and weight training.

Review of alkaline/acid diet (anti-inflammatory diet) as it relates to bone health. Dietary plans for patients – including basic bone building diet program. Balancing protein, fats and carbohydrates.

6 EXERCISE to prevent and manage osteoporosis.
Balance exercises
Stress reduction
Aerobic exercise
Strength training
Qui Gong
Tai Chi
Impact sports


State CE Available/Approval #
California PENDING
(Category B hours)
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required*
Georgia No application required*
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Indiana No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
New Mexico No application required*
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

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