Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. 80% of who are women. Over 1.5 million fractures occur each year in this country. The most common sites are the hip, spine and wrist. Osteoporotic fractures have an estimated annual cost of over $13.8 billion in the United States alone.
Our unique services utilize clinicians specifically trained in the management of osteoporosis. These services are designed to prevent further bone loss through exercise, as well as to treat any musculoskeletal dysfunction associated with bone loss. The rehabilitation component of the services consists of postural analysis, muscle flexibility and strengthening to prevent injury, reduce fractures and increase bone density.
We treat a wide range of patients including those who are frail and deconditioned with a recent fracture and severe postural changes to the "Well Elder" who may display moderate postural changes, as well as the Midlife individual who wants information regarding how to prevent the worsening of osteoporosis and how to safely work and exercise.
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Our Individualized Services* Address:
- Education regarding the physical effects of osteoporosis.
- Training for posture, balance and body mechanics along with bone and joint protection.
- Therapeutic "weight bearing" home exercise program for strengthening
- Cardiovascular exercise program for aerobic conditioning
- Injury prevention and safety
- Pain management issues
*(Contraindications, specific guidelines, progression and strengthening / aerobic exercises
are cleared with the referring physician.)
The evaluation Includes an extensive history of a patient's diagnosis. This includes questions of their family history for fractures; history of early menopause, hysterectomy, or high corticosteroid use; dietary habits, smoking, alcohol and caffeine use.
- Test Results
- Patient Goals
- Pain Profile
- Range of Motion
- Skin and Soft Tissue Review
- Posture/ Alignment
- Gait Pattern
Treatment and Education are based on our evaluation, the patient's knowledge of their disease process and recommendations from the referring physician.