Female Athlete Triad & Stress Fracture Prevention

Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Female Athlete Triad & Stress Fracture Prevention
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

Instructor: Ellen Casey, MD, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Co-Director, Women's Sports Medicine, Sports & Spine Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Cost: $40.00

Description: For most women, participation in physical activity contributes to significant health and psychological benefits. However, according to the 2007 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) states that active females are at risk for the Female Athlete Triad (Triad): a syndrome of low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction and decreased bone density or stress fractures. This course will discuss the pathogenesis and risk factors of stress fractures (including the Triad), evaluation and management of stress fractures and the long-term health consequences associated with the Triad.

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Course Objectives

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

Explain the definition of the female athlete triad and that each component exists on a spectrum.

Describe the interrelationship between the components of the triad

Identify risk factors for stress fractures

Discuss appropriate evaluation and management of stress fractures

Recognize the potential long-term health consequences of the female athlete triad.

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Contact Information

  • If you have any questions about this webinar or any other Ecademy program, contact Mary Eugene by email at meugene@ric.org or by Phone at 312-238-4251.

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