Another one of our amazing American Bone Health representatives is Sherri Betz, owner of TheraPilates in Santa Cruz. Sherri is a physical therapist who started
working with American Bone Health five years ago, because she was interested in promoting safe bone health exercises for people with osteoporosis. Sherri loves her affiliation “American Bone Health’s message is unbiased and evidence-based. They have an incredible Medical and Scientific Advisory Board that sorts through the research and claims in bone health, so their information is always accurate, timely and helpful for patients
In addition to providing education programs in her community, Sherri serves on the Professional Education Committee and the Board of Directors. She advocated for
using technology for reaching more people and helped launch a podcast series for doctors. She also reviews applications from exercise professionals who wish to be listed as bone-safe practitioners on the website.
Sherri is passionate about helping people who have osteoporosis and low bone mass create a safe exercise programs to build and maintain bone strength. Sherri explained, “In general, people who exercise are less likely to fall and less likely to have fractures, even if they have low bone density. People who maintain their leg strength through safe exercise can stay out of nursing homes! If we can keep people mobile and active, we can improve someone’s quality of life!”
Sherri is convinced that American Bone Health representatives can impact many people in their communities. “The organization provides training and support so that volunteers will have the proper knowledge to go out and educate. One hour a week teaching a seminar about osteoporosis prevention and bone health can have a huge impact. If everyone could spare an hour to educate their communities we could reach the whole country in no time.”