Osteoporosis Prevention & Maintenance
Osteoporosis compromises bone strength, resulting in an increased risk of fracture. In fact, half of all bone fractures are associated with osteoporosis.
Physiotherapy & Osteoporosis
The Physiotherapists at Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre are trained in the management, treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, are recovering from a fracture or if you would like to decrease your risk for developing the disease, our physiotherapists will provide you with a comprehensive individualized exercise program.
Exercises are geared to improving overall posture, flexibility, strength and balance which will enable you to return to a safe an active lifestyle.
Risk Factors of Osteoporosis:
- Advanced age
- Female gender
- Recent weight loss
- Low body weight or a thin and slender build
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol abuse
- Lack of exercise
- History or family history of fractures
- Eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia
- Asian or Caucasian race
- Extended use of certain medications (e.g., corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid medicine)
At-Risk for Osteoporosis?
Our physiotherapists can create a customized treatment plan to reduce your risk, and improve your mobility.