Exercise Prescription for Osteoarthritis and Weight Management CME Course
This course was approved by Atrium Health through April 19, 2022.
Obesity is a widely-accepted risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis (OA). In fact, nearly one-third of all US adults with obesity have some form of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with OA being the most common form. Musculoskeletal pain is associated with both obesity and OA and is a major contributor to disability, with personal and societal impact. Exercise should be a first-line intervention for obesity and OA, as it has been shown to reduce musculoskeletal pain and improve function.
The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Weight Management Task Group is pleased to announce that registration is now open for “Exercise Prescription for Osteoarthritis and Weight Management.” Learn about strategies and resources to help your patients pursue physical activity safely and effectively. This course is designed for providers in Primary Care, Rheumatology, Obesity Medicine. It is also appropriate for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Public Health professionals. CME credits are available.*
Special thanks to the OAAA Weight Management Task Group members who wrote and recorded this course:
Lauren Abbate, MD, PhD
Jeffrey Driban, PhD
Connie Newman, MD
Sarah Shultz, PhD
Heather Vincent, PhD, FACSM
Max Paquette, PhD, also assisted in the development of the course content.
*Atrium Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For other professionals, this Internet Enduring Activity fulfills the requirement for .1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 1.0 contact hours.