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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.

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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.

Osteoperosis, Ottawa

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.

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(613) 727-5755