Osteoporosis is a reduction in bone mass which causes bones to become fragile. When bones are fragile, they are at risk for fracture. Approximately one half of all women in our society will suffer from a fracture in their lifetime related to osteoporosis. Fractures are a leading cause of hospitalization and loss of independence in our senior population. Until that point, it is often a silent disease, with few signs and symptoms.
The good news is, Freedom Physical Therapists specialize in risk assessment of, and treatment for this disease. Bone mass can be maintained, and even built with proper care.
Freedom therapists will guide you through this process, with individualized treatment including:
- Body mechanics and postural education
- Personalized exercises
- Balance training
- Nutritional education
- Activity of daily living (ADL) instruction
- Safety education
- Comprehensive Physical and Occupational Therapy
Let our osteoporosis experts guide you to better bone health!