Best Treatment For Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a common disease that causes a thinning and weakening of the bones. It can affect people of any age. Women have the greatest risk of developing the disease, although it also occurs in men. Osteoporosis affects 55% of Americans aged 50 or older; one-half of women and a quarter of men will fracture a bone.
Thin bones are the cause of 1.5 million fractures per year in the United States— hip fractures alone result in 300,000 hospitalizations. It is important to diagnosis osteoporosis early so that steps can be taken to lessen the risk of fracture.
How Our Physical Therapists Can Help?
Our physical therapists can prescribe the best treatment for osteoporosis, develop a specific program based on your individual needs to help improve your overall bone health to keep your bones healthy and help you avoid fracture. Our physical therapists provides specific exercises for osteoporosis patients to build bone or decrease the amount of bone loss and may also teach you:
- Proper posture
- How to improve your balance so as to reduce your risk of falling
- How to adjust your environment to protect your bone health
f you are diagnosed with osteoporosis or low-bone density, your physical therapist will work with you to:
Build bone or lessen the amount of bone loss at areas most vulnerable to fracture through exercise—hip, spine, shoulder, arms
Improve your dynamic balance to avoid falls
- Improve your posture and your work and living environments
- Help you avoid exercises and movements that may contribute to spinal fracture, including any type of sit-up or crunch, and excessive spinal or hip twisting
AAA Physical Therapy is a geriatric rehabilitation in Columbia, MD that can always help you.