Osteoporosis Intervention


Osteoporosis is the progressive loss of bone density. It is the most common type of bone disease and more common in women than men. The risk for developing osteoporosis increases with age. Progression of the disease can be altered with exercise, diet, and medication.

Physical Therapy Treatments for Osteoporosis

Physical therapy treatment for osteoporosis is designed to strengthen supporting structures surrounding the bones and decrease the likelihood of bone fractures, and may include:

Weight Training

Weight Bearing Endurance Activities

Balance Training

Postural Retraining

Stretching and Strengthening of the Core

Active Bracing

Body Mechanics Training

Reducing the risk of falls also reduces the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis and is a part of physical therapy treatment programs at BT&W.

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