Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones in the body lose mass and density. Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones.” The early stage of osteoporosis is osteopenia. Research indicates that exercise may not only slow bone density loss but may improve bone density.
If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteopenia, or have had bone mineral density tests revealing low bone mass then P.T. can help you.
Typical treatment may include:
Weight bearing and resistive strengthening exercises
Patient education in correct posture
Proper body mechanics for daily activities
Education on fall prevention and personal safety tips
Manual therapy and modalities as needed for pain relief
Commitment to an ongoing fitness program
For more information, please contact Ashley at (518) 479-7172.