Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist. Osteopenia is a condition where your body is losing bone mass faster than what is normal and tends to progress to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans. Of the 10 million Americans estimated to already have osteoporosis, 8 million are women.

Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because bone loss can occur without symptoms. People may not know that they have osteoporosis until their bones become so weak that a sudden strain, bump or fall causes a fracture or a vertebra to collapse. Collapsed vertebrae may initially be felt or seen in the form of severe back pain, loss of height or spinal deformities such as kyphosis (stooped posture). Physical Therapy for Women can provide education and individualized strengthening programs that can help slow the progression of the disease and prevent these detrimental effects from occurring.

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If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, you may think that medication is your only solution. At Physical Therapy for Women, our experienced, caring staff can offer you another option for long-lasting, effective relief. We use proven techniques to help make your life more enjoyable. Don’t let osteoporosis keep you from living a full life. Let us help.

At Physical Therapy for Women, we complete a thorough evaluation which includes a comprehensive balance, posture and strength assessment. Treatment may include patient education, therapeutic exercise, balance training, postural activities and pain-relief techniques to maximize your quality of life. We treat you with compassion, respect and an uncompromising level of personalized medical care.

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