Exercise Prescription for Osteoarthritis and Weight Management

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Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Public Health Professionals, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Primary Care, Rheumatology, Obesity Medicine


Obesity is a widely-accepted risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis (OA). In fact, nearly one-third of al US adults with obesity have some form of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with OA being the most common form.
Musculoskeletal pain is associated with both conditions and is a major contributor to disability in these populations, with personal and societal impact. Exercise should be a first-line intervention for obesity and OA, as it has been shown to positively influence these conditions with respect to reduced musculoskeltal pain.

This program focuses in on these topics with 3 E-Learning Modules.

Module 1- Introduction: How Weight Affects Our Joints
Explains the relationship between obesity and OA

Module 2- Let's Get Moving: Exercise Recommendations
Identifies current guidelines for exercise prescriptions that address both OA risk factors and OA symptoms.

Module 3-Talking To Your Patients About Exercise
Equips providers for talking with patients about physical activity and identifies local and national resources.

In order to unlock the evaluation and credit, you need to pass all 3 post-tests.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health/Charlotte AHEC and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. Atrium Health/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Original Release Date: April 20, 2020
Valid Thru: April 19, 2022

Credit Statement
Atrium Health designates this Internet 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.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
Atrium Health adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

ADA Statement
If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend this conference, please email Rebecca Osborne at rebecca.osborne@atriumhealth.org.


  • Describe the relationship between obesity and osteoarthritis in terms of pathogenesis, overlapping symptoms, and management considerations.
  • Identify current guidelines for exercise prescription that accounts for OA risk factors, OA symptoms, and obesity-related limitations.
  • Describe the key strategies of talking with patients about the benefits of physical activity; identify local and national resources for arthritis-appropriate evidence-based physical activity programs.


Rebecca Osborne MA, BSPH, 704-403-5456


Exercise Prescription for Osteoarthritis

Lauren Abbate MD, Jeffrey Driban PhD, ATC, CSCS, Connie Newman MD, Sarah Shultz PhD, ATC, Heather Vincent PhD, FACSM
Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 21, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
0.10 - CEU
1.00 - Contact Hours
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Online Learning
Apr 20, 2020 - Apr 20, 2022
12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Online Learning
Registration Fee
Must Have Code
Contact Hours
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™