Safe Yoga and Fracture Prevention


with Margaret Chesson

Sunday, March 12th



SUGGESTED DONATIONS: $10-$25-$50-$100

Register online HERE

or please call 919-933-9642 to sign-up

Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease because it is often not

recognized until we see its effect through changes such as height loss,

hyperkyphosis, or a fragility fracture.

10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million

have osteopenia, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.

One in two women, and one in four men over age 50 will suffer an

osteoporosis related hip, spine or wrist fracture in their lifetime.


Goals of this lecture/workshop:

Gain a better understanding of the cellular, molecular, and biomechanical

mechanisms that underlie the increased risk of fractures with aging.

Learn the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

Review the latest research on the types of exercise that best build bones

Identify Unsafe, Contraindicated Movements for Low Bone Density

Practice Safe Modifications to Classical Yoga Postures


Register online here

or call 919-933-9642

Margaret Chesson, PT-GCS, RYT, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in Physical Therapy in 1976.
She has worked most of her PT career in orthopedic or geriatric physical therapy, working
the past ten years at Carol Woods Retirement Center part time where she also teaches senior
gentle yoga classes. Her attraction to yoga was a natural extension of her interest in intersection
of western and eastern thought. She first trained with Ginger Garner, MPT, RYT, ATC, a long time physical
therapist and yoga teacher who specializes in chronic pain management. Most recently she successfully
completed the 220 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with Body, Mind and Spirit of Chapel Hill.