Osteoporosis


General Information

Osteoporosis depletes your bones of calcium leaving them thin and brittle. It can put you at risk for broken bones. The bones most affected are the hips, spine and forearms. Fractures are slow to heal and require closely monitored rehabilitation. Women are more frequently affected than men. 

 

Symptoms

Frequently, symptoms are not present until a bone is broken. You may however experience back pain or kyphosis, a rounding of the spine.

 

Osteoporosis Strengthening Program

Exercise can help to strengthen bones and increase muscle mass. Our therapists will perform an evaluation and will design a safe exercise program for your needs. A home exercise program will be designed to further your results. Advantage Physical Therapy can help you to improve strength, mobility, confidence and help to prevent fractures. If you have a fracture, we can help you in your recovery and help to prevent further fractures.